Martha’s Vineyard swimmers excel in Nantucket, despite loss

Mariah Campbell, seen here January 13 at the Y, swam her best time yet, Saturday in Nantucket, in both the 100-yard Freestyle and Breaststroke. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School swim team traveled to Nantucket on Saturday. January 25. for its final dual meet before the Bay Colony Conference Championships. The girls lost, 98-43, and the boys lost, 93-42. Despite the loss, the meet was highlighted by excellent swims, personal best (PB) times, and close touch-outs.

In the girls meet, co-captain Mariah Campbell swam her best 100-yard Freestyle and 100 Breaststroke, placing second and third. Co-captain Jessica Campbell swam a PB 200 Free, placing third. Mariah and co-captain Ina Thigith recorded their best 50 splits of the year during the 200 Freestyle Relay.

The Vineyard boys had a bevy of bests. Captain Liam Cosgrove took home first place, swimming a PB in the 100-yard Butterfly. Tucker Cosgrove was close behind in third place with a PB in the fly. The boys won the 400 Freestyle Relay with Liam Cosgrove coming from behind on the anchor leg with his best 100 of the season (Tucker Cosgrove, Nevin Wallis [best ever split] and Justice Yennie rounded out the relay). Cosgrove and Justice Yennie swam their best splits in the 200 Medley relay. Nevin Wallis had a personal best (PB) in the 200 Free, finishing 3rd, and Joshua Boucher had a season high in the 50 free. Nevin Wallis, Tucker Cosgrove, and Joshua Boucher all had PB 50 splits to help the 200 Free Relay team finish a close second. Raz Sayre rounded out the relay.

The Vineyarders are now preparing for the Bay Colony Conference Championships at Bridgewater State University. The Boys swim on Saturday February 1 and Girls on Sunday February 2.