Vineyard boys tie, girls defeated in track and field meet

Olivia Smith outjumped the second-place finisher by more than one foot.

Anders Nelson leaps over a hurdle against Triton. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School track and field team went 0-1-1 against Triton Regional High School on Sunday. The girls lost a close meet, 76-60, and the boys tied, 68-68.

Vineyarder Olivia Smith took first in the long jump, finishing with a distance of 16 feet, 1.25 inches, outjumping second-place finisher Juniper Ezanno by one foot and one quarter inch. Olivia also took first in the 400 meter hurdles and 110m high hurdles. Pearl Vercruysse took first place in the mile, finishing at 5:48, and narrowly beating teammate Rose Engler, who completed the mile in 5:50.5.

For the boys, Elijah Larue won the discus toss and Anders Nelson took first place in the javelin throw. Chase Silvia took first in the high jump and second in the long jump, while Eniss Foster won the triple jump. Jake Janak was victorious in both the 100m and 200m sprints, and Aivaras Gedvilas won both the mile run and the two-mile run.

The track and field teams next challenge Somerset Berkley in a home meet on April 29.