Middle School boys win ORVC title

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The Switzerland County Middle School boys cross country team captured the championship of the Ohio River Valley Conference during Monday’s conference meet.

The boys earned the championship with a team total of 40; followed by Jac-Cen-Del in second place with a total of 67.

South Ripley was third with 72 points; Southwestern was fourth with 82; and Rising Sun was fifth with 89. Milan and Madison Shawe did not have enough runners to post a team score.

Individually, Pacer Talen Taylor was the overall winner of the meet in a time of 11:30. Matt Yocum finished eighth overall in a time of 12:56; Bralen Harsin was 10th overall in a time of 12:59; and Charlie Reynolds was 12th in a time of 13:12.

All four boys earned All Conference honors for their top 12 finishes.

Michael Scott was 13th for Switzerland County in a time of 13:16; Austin South was 17th in a time of 13:49; and Casper Stow was 19th in a time of 14:02.

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The girls team wrapped up their season with a third place finish in the conference meet.

South Ripley won the title with a team score of 26; followed by Jac-Cen-Del with 62 and Switzerland County with 84. Southwestern had 103; Madison Shawe finished with 130; Rising Sun had 139; and Milan had 150.

McKayli Scudder led the way for the Lady Pacers, running her way to an 11th place finish in a time of 14:26. She was followed by Cameron Ray, who finished 12th overall in a time of 14:30.

Both girls earned spots on the All Conference team for their efforts.

Audrey Kinne was 17th in 15:06; Melissa Furnish was 20th in 15:19; Courtney Pedraza was 24th in a time of 15:43; Adeli Kinne was 28th in a time of 16:09; and Anna Roberts was 43rd in 19:03.