High school swim teams compete against Bridgewater and Nantucket


On Monday, the Martha’s Vineyard High School girls and boys swim teams closed out their dual meet with losses to Bridgewater. The girls lost 101-56, and the boys were defeated 96-49. This was the final home meet for the four Vineyard swimmers who were freshmen during the Vineyard’s first season as a varsity program. Co-captains Kate Hansen, Julia Sauter, Kate Hansen, and Tucker Cosgrove were recognized in a short ceremony before the beginning of the meet.

Because of last week’s snowstorm, the Vineyarders swam on back-to-back days. On Sunday, the Martha’s Vineyard High School girls and boys swim teams traveled to Nantucket and had many personal best times. The girls lost 94-59, and the boys were defeated 100-38.

Despite traveling to Nantucket on Sunday, the team came up with some excellent swims. For the girls, Renee Goodale (200 individual medley) and Lia Potter (100 butterfly) were individual winners. For the boys, Tucker Cosgrove was the lone winner in his last individual race at his home pool. After setting two personal bests at Nantucket on Sunday, Harrison Dorr bettered both times on Monday. He set a school record in the 200 freestyle (2:02.23), and followed that with a 54.84 in the 100 freestyle. Evan Sauter also swam a personal best in the 100 freestyle with a time of 54.47.

Both teams finished with a record of 2-5. The Vineyarders travel to UMass Dartmouth for the Bay Colony Conference Championships on Sunday, Feb. 7. As of now, Lia Potter and the boys 200 freestyle relay have qualified for the sectionals at MIT the weekend of Feb. 13-14. Renee Goodale (200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke) has qualified for both the sectionals and the state meet at Boston University during the weekend of Feb. 20-21.