Lady Pacers run second in Vevay Newspapers Invitational


A disqualification in the 400-meter relay may have cost the Switzerland County Lady Pacers the chance to win last Wednesday’s Vevay Newspapers Invitational track meet; but at the end of a very cold evening, Switzerland County finished in second place overall.

Southwestern won the event with a team score of 133; followed closely by the Lady Pacers with 124 points. Rising Sun was third with a score of 70; followed by Jac-Cen-Del with 61; Lawrenceburg with 32; and Madison Shawe and Carroll County tied with 11 points each.

Switzerland County earned two first places in the meet.

Senior Olivia Hewitt contributed to both, as she earned first place overall in the high jump with a height of 4′ 8″; and then teamed with Jade Mullins, Emily White, and Robin Furnish to record a season-best time in winning the 3,200-meter relay with a time of 11:48.

Switzerland County rolled up points with its team depth, and 17 season-best times or distances were established in the meet.

Second place points were earned by Megan Dasis in the 100-meter dash; Emily White in the 800-meter run; Robin Furnish in the 3,200-meter run; Paige Sawyer in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles; and Eve Galbreath in the shot put.

The 1,600-meter relay team of Jade Mullins, Bre Ricketts, Paige Sawyer, and Emily White also earned second place.

Third places were earned by Paige Sawyer in the 100-meter dash; Jade Mullins in the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter dash; Paige Ridener in the 3,200-meter run; Eve Galbreath in the 100-meter hurdles; Megan Dasis in the long jump; and Bre Ricketts in the high jump.

Fourth place points were earned by Robin Furnish in the 1,600-meter run and Bre Ricketts in both the 100-meter hurdles and the 300-meter intermediate hurdles. Alexis Snyder earned fifth place in the discus.