Track and field
Members of the MVRHS track and field teams braved 92° heat to compete at the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association Jim Hoar Invitational at Gordon College in Wenham on Sunday.
In the boys meet, Zach Utz set a new personal best of 1:57.31 with a wire-to-wire win in the 800 meters. Daniel da Silva took fifth in the field of 16 with a time of 2:02.09. Jonathan Norton placed fifth (1:01.82) in the 400m low hurdles, and Borja Tolay was 18th (10:55.92) in the two-mile. Nick Pecararo finished 14th (53:48) in the 400m and 18th (23.65) in the 200. The boys 4 x 800 relay team placed seventh, with a time of 8:31.35.
For the girls, Wren Christy placed fourth (12:40.72) in the two-mile, and Eloise Christy cleared five feet to take seventh in the high jump.
Four Vineyarders competed on Saturday at the MSTCA Lou Tozzi Coaches Invitational, held at the same venue. In the girls meet, Anabelle Biggs placed third in the long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 4.5 inches and ran 11th (13.12) in the 100m dash prelims; Ashlei Clarke placed sixth (89 feet, 5 inches) in the discus and 15th (28 feet, 6 inches) in the shot put; and Maia Donnelly finished 21st (2:40.63) in the 800. Owen Atkins placed 15th (2:10.49) in the boys 800m.
The Vineyarders improved to 10-0 with a pair of shutout wins. The girls did not lose a single game in sweeping all five matches against Dennis-Yarmouth on June 2. Last Friday at Sandwich, MV defeated the Blue Knights, 5-0. First singles Hunter Tomkins beat Charlie Inner 6-3, 6-3; Cali Giglio downed Andrew Emell at second singles 6-0, 6-0; Karrine Nivala toughed out a 6-4, 7-5 (7-5) third singles win over Pablo Gonzalez; first doubles Tessa Hammond and Andrea Morse topped Emily Lopes and Caitlin Larch 6-1, 6-1; and Evelyn Brewer and Catherine Langley edged Callie Burgess and Quality Burgess 4-6, 6-4, 7-3 in a deciding tiebreaker.
After a match at Barnstable on June 9, the girls wrap up the regular season at Nantucket on Friday.
Martha’s Vineyard stayed unbeaten at 8-0 by downing host Dennis-Yarmouth, 5-0 on June 2.
Eric Reubens won 6-0, 6-0, at first singles, with doubles tandems No.1 Clyde Smith and Teagan Myers and No. 2 Ben Belisle and Jack Marshard winning by the same scores. Second singles Max Potter won by default, and third singles Jacob Riis won 6-1, 6-0.
MV faces a tough Barnstable team on Wednesday, and hosts Nantucket on Monday at 1:30 pm.
The Vineyarders traveled to Nauset and completed the season sweep over the Warriors with a 10-6 win on Tuesday afternoon. Ali Dyke scored five goals, and Nellie Long notched a hat trick, with Elena Giordano and Caroline Kelleher adding a goal apiece.
The JV team beat the Warriors, 9-2. Alana Nevin and Isabelle Murphy each scored four goals, and Clara Mikos added another.
MV hosts Falmouth for Senior Day on Friday at 4 pm, and closes out the regular season at Monomoy on Monday.
Nauset got off to a fast start in the first quarter, and held off the Vineyarders for a 15-11 win. Vineyard goalie Graham Stearns made 22 saves in another outstanding effort. Eli Gundersen scored six goals on eight shots, Hunter Meader and Zander Amaral each netted a pair, and Jesse Yacubian chipped in a goal for MV. Assists went to Amaral (2), Gundersen, Aiden Marek, and Braden Sayles.
The boys’ schedule is packed in the coming week: Thursday at Falmouth; Friday, home to Nantucket (1:30 pm); Monday, home to Monomoy for Senior Day (3 pm); and away at Nauset on Tuesday.
The Vineyarders rallied with two runs in the sixth inning and another in the seventh, but fell short, 5-4, at Dennis-Yarmouth on June 2. Nico Arroyo, Keaton Aliberti, Isaac Richards, Andrew Marchand, and Silas Abrams each had a hit for MV. Starting pitcher Leo Neville went the distance, allowing nine hits and four earned runs while striking out seven and walking two. He also helped his cause at the plate with a double and two RBIs.
MV hosts Barnstable on Wednesday, plays at Sandwich on Friday, and closes out the regular season at home against Nantucket, Tuesday at 1 pm.
The Vineyarders look to cap the regular season with a win as they host Rising Tide Charter School of Plymouth on Thursday. The game gets underway at 4 pm.