Clay Meyer overall winner as teams compete in Courier Invitational


The Switzerland County boys and girls varsity cross country teams competed in the Madison Courier Invitational on Saturday, and senior Clay Meyer was the overall winner of the boys race as both teams competed well in a field of tough teams.

Clay Meyer won the boys race in a time of 16:33; running what coach Mark Boggs termed as “One of his best races”.

Other runners for the Pacers included Corey McFarland, who finished ninth overall in a time of 17:40; Tray Meyer in 12th place in a time of 17:57; Josh Hon in 20th place in a time of 18:18; and Anthony Dennis in 28th place in a time of 18:43.

Other Pacer runners included Quinn Meyer in 39th place in a time of 19:50; and Tanner Ross in 44th place in a time of 20:23.

Silver Creek won the team title with a score of 37; followed by Switzerland County with 61 and Austin with 70. Trimble County, Kentucky was fourth with 104; followed by Scottsburg with 134; Charlestown with 190; New Washington with 203; Madison Shawe with 222; Rising Sun with 233; Carroll County, Kentucky with 238; and Southwestern with 262. Madison did not have enough runners to record a team score.


The girls race was won by Madison, who emerged from a strong field to record a score of 24. Trimble County was second with 53; Silver Creek was third with 79; and Switzerland County was fourth with 91.

Austin was next with 148; followed by New Washington with 157; Scottsburg with 157; and Carroll County with 178. Southwestern, Rising Sun, Madison Shawe, and Charlestown did not have enough runners to record team scores.

Individually for the Lady Pacers, Bre Hinman was 11th overall in a time of 22:01; and Allie Mathews was 17th in a time of 23:19. Amber Meli was 23rd overall in a time of 23:55; with Alexis Carfield finishing 26th in a time of 24:18.

Beth Abbott was 29th in a time of 24:56; Andrea Brogan was 51st in a time of 28:29; and Halie Thomas was 56th in a time of 29:27.

“This was a very tough field of competition,” Coach Boggs said. “The girls ran strong and most of them accomplished their personal records in the meet.”