Updated June 1
Mackenzie Condon became the first female all-state champion in Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) athletic history, winning the pentathlon event on Thursday at the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) all-state competition at Westfield State University in Westfield.
The Harvard-bound MVRHS senior put an exclamation point on her high school career, winning the five-event pentathlon with 3,201 points against top state competition, winning by 69 points. Four of the runners-up scored more than 3,000 points.
“This is Mackenzie’s third pentathlon outdoor win this season, but this one is huge. She’s the first MVRHS female athlete to win an all-state championship ever,” Coach Joe Schroeder enthused in an email to the Times.
Condon won both the 100-meter high hurdles (14.91) and the 800-meter run (2:28.30), placed second in the long jump (17 feet), third in the high jump (4:11.5 feet), and ninth in the shot put (25-10.75 feet) to win the all-state crown. She signed her letter of intent with Harvard at 1 pm on Friday at the high school.
Saturday at Westfield in the all-state track and field events, Condon will compete in the 100 high hurdles and the 400 low hurdles, teammate Nate Packer will compete in the shot put, and MVRHS junior Dash Christy will compete in the 110-meter high hurdles in his first all-state competition.
Correction: An earlier version of this story listed results for Nate Packer and Dash Christy, which were actually seedings. The story has been revised to reflect those changes.