Island swimming all-stars shine


Gabby Carr, Olympia Hall, and Ruairi Mullin, members of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School swim team, were named as Cape and Islands League all-stars, with Christian Flanders receiving an honorable mention, the league announced on Monday.

Senior Abigail Hammarlund and sophomore Noah Lawry won sportsmanship awards.

Carr, a junior, qualified for the state meet in six events, setting five school records and one pool record. After taking a pair of seconds at the C&I League Championships, Gabby placed sixth in the 50 freestyle at the South Sectionals, the first time a Vineyard swimmer had ever placed in the top eight at the sectionals or states. At the States, Carr placed 12th in the 200 freestyle and 13th in the 500 free.

Hall, an eighth grader, placed fourth in the 100 breaststroke at the league championships. She is also an outstanding freestyler, and helped the two Vineyard freestyle relay teams earn fifth and sixth finishes at the C&I. 

Sophomore Mullin broke the school record in the 200 freestyle, and finished 14th at the State Meet, the first time any Vineyard boy had placed in either sectionals or states.

Flanders, a freshman, placed ninth in the 100 freestyle and 10th in the 50 free at the league championships.