Lady Pacers finish second in invitational by one point

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The Lady Pacer varsity track team compiled an outstanding effort last Thursday night when it hosted the Switzerland County Invitational – but when the final totals were tallied, Switzerland County finished second by a single point.

Lawrenceburg won the invitational with a team score of 108, followed by Switzerland County with 107; Jac-Cen-Del with 93; Rising Sun with 47; Milan with 33; Southwestern with 27; and Madison Shawe with 19.

First place finishers for Switzerland County included Christina Ahaus in the shot put with a distance of 34’6 1/2″; and the 3,200-meter relay team of Becca Sittloh, Shana Todd, Halie Thomas, and Amber Meli in a personal best time of 11:58.18.

But the strength of the Lady Pacer effort came in the team’s depth, as Switzerland County piled up points with impressive finishes.

Second place points were earned by Amber Meli in the 3,200-meter run; Maggie Armstrong in the discus; the 400-meter relay team of Dina Sun, Becca Sittloh, Shana Todd, and Katie Rayls in the personal best time; and the 1,600-meter relay team of Becca Sittloh, Dina Sun, Shana Todd, and Andrea Brogan – also in a personal best time.

Finishing third was Andrea Brogan in the 100-meter high hurdles; Maggie Armstrong in the 100-meter dash and the long jump; Halie Thomas in the 3,200-meter run in personal best time; Katie Hall in the discus with a personal best; and Laci Daugherty in the 300-meter hurdles in a personal best time.

Earning fourth place points was Amber Meli in the 1,600-meter run and Maggie Armstrong in the 200-meter dash; and fifth place finishers included Andrea Brogan in the 200-meter dash and the 300-meter hurdles; and Laci Daugherty in the high jump and the long jump.

Sixth places were earned by Laci Daugherty in the 100-meter high hurdles; Shana Todd in the 100-meter dash; and LeeAnn Lozier in the 400-meter dash.

“I was so impressed with our girls in this meet,” head coach Adam Dennis said. “You can look down the list and see how many personal records we had in the meet. They competed so hard. It was so encouraging for our program to see the effort that our girls put forth.”