Anders wins Duke Meyer Invite title


The Switzerland County Pacer varsity cross country teams traveled to Hanover, this past Saturday, September 23rd, for the Duke Meyer Classic.

The girls teams earned a fourth place overall finish, as Leah Anders continued her domination of girls cross country by claiming the individual overall win with a time of 20:27.

Other Switzerland County runners included: Aleiah Thomas, 30th place overall in a time of 25:17; Zoe Cole was 38th in a time of 26:21; Allison Detmer was 41st in a time of 26:39; Bri Vinup was 42nd in a time of 26:39; and Mikailah Peterson was 52nd in a time of 29:53.

Overall, Jennings County won the event with a team score of 35; followed by Charlestown with 42; Madison with 64; and Switzerland County with 116.

The Pacer boys team once again had a full team and continue to improve.

Leading the way for the Pacers was Garrett Demaree, who finished 51st in a time of 21:14. Patrick Stow finsihed 77th in a time of 22:48; Kaymen McElheny was 81st in a time of 23:06; Coby Manbeck was 85th in a time of 23:29; Nathan Scudder was 86th in a time of 23:33; and Bailey Bennett finished 94th in a time of 25:30.

Jennings County also won the boys title with a score of 23; while Austin was second with 57; Southwestern third with 85; and Switzerland County finished 11th with a score of 303.

“It was a warm day but everyone got their mind right when the time came,” Pacer coach Kris Sandlin said. “We battled through the warm conditions. We are excited for the direction the boys program is headed, each day we take a step in the positive direction. The girls came out and ran as a pack but we still have a few areas to improve.”