Martha’s Vineyard athletes compete at Special Olympics

Mashpee High School students (at left) cheered on the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School team, coaches, and volunteers this morning during the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics Cape Cod School Day Games in Mashpee. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

Five athletes from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School joined students from 27 schools on Friday in the sixth annual Cape Cod School Day Games at Mashpee High School.

The Special Olympics event is the largest in the Southeastern Massachusetts.

The Vineyarders have competed in Mashpee for three consecutive years. Celeste Ewing, Elke Klein, Austin Simonin, Paige Taylor, and Igor Avansini represented the school in this year’s competition.

On a misty, cool morning, in front of an enthusiastic crowd, the Vineyard team competed in eight events: bean bag toss, football throw, soccer, frisbee toss, long jump, softball throw, spoon and egg relay, and 50-meter relay.