Two Vineyard athletes turned in standout performances during nonleague track meets this weekend, with senior captain Jeremy Alley-Tarter setting a new meet record in the 800-metre run at the Greater New Bedford Sunset Invitational Meet and freshman Olivia Smith earning MVP honors at the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association Freshman/Sophomore meet.
Alley-Tarter's time of 1:56.74 was a personal best, as he fended off Dennis-Yarmouth's Hiroto Watanabe--who also broke the previous meet record with a time of 1:57.33--in his final steps of the race. Smith won two events and was second in route to MVP at the freshman/sophomore meet. She took first place in the 400-metre hurdles with a time of 1:09.16, picked up a victory in the high jump with a leap of 4'11", and was runner-up in the 100-metre hurdles (17.11 seconds).
Other Vineyarders finishing in the top ten during the freshman/sophomore meet were Juniper Ezanno (third place, long jump; sixth place, triple jump), Chase Sylvia (fifth place, high jump; sixth place, 400-metre hurdles), Aiveras Gedvilas, (eighth place, two-mile run), and Madison Moreis (tenth place, triple jump).
Junior Sabrina Reppert led a small but strong Vineyard showing at the Sunset Invitational, taking third place in the javelin (91'7") and seventh in the 400-metre run (1:07). Junior Julia Neville placed tenth in a field of 33 in the 800-metre run withj a time of 2:40. On the boys' side, senior Tony Breth took sixth in the triple jump (38'4.75"), senior George Sykes earned sixth in the two-mile run (10:53), and senior cocaptain Joe Turney was fifth in the javelin (150').
The track squads hosts their final home meet of the season Wednesday, taking on Eastern Athletic Conference opponent Bishop Stang at 3 p.m.