The Switzerland County Pacer boys and girls varsity cross country teams got their seasons off and running this past Saturday by participating in the Small School Invitational held in Shelbyville, Indiana.
The Lady Pacers, led by junior sensation Leah Anders, finished eighth in a field of 15 full teams, with 27 teams overall being represented.
Anders finished sixth overall with a time of 20:55; and she was followed by Aleiah Thomas in 46th place; Zoe Cole in 53rd place; Josie Meyer in 79th place; Allison Detmer in 89th place; and Bri Vinup in 92nd place.
In the boys race, Switzerland County did not have enough runners to record a team score; but Garrett Demaree led the Pacers with a 51st place finish. Patrick Stow was 103rd; Bailey Bennett was 130th; and Nathan Scudder finished 133rd.