Middle school cross country claims wins

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The boys and girls cross country teams from Switzerland County Middle School claimed victories last Thursday night in dual meets with South Ripley.

The boys team won by a score of 19-40; and were led by individual champion Braden Burk, who finished with a time of 11:01.

Tanner Gray was third with a time of 12:04; Hunter Jordan was fourth with a time of 12:05; and Talen Taylor was fifth in a time of 12:09. Dakota Taylor finished fifth overall to complete the scoring with a time of 12:13.

Other Pacer runners included: Ryan Sullivan in ninth place; Mikhail Cole in 10th place; Douglas Ray in 12th place; Riley Phagan in 13th place; and Charlie Reynolds in 15th place.

Justus Powell finished 17th; Micah Works was 19th; Tyler Teel was 23rd; Michael Scott was 25th; Riley Pegg was 26th; and Austin Clark was 27th.

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The girls team won by a score of 21-38.

Adeli Kinne led the Lady Pacers, finishing second overall in a time of 13:43. Taryn Parr finished third in a time of 13:45; Robin Furnish was fourth in a time of 13:47; and Paige Freeman was fifth in a time of 14:15.

Bri Meli rounded out the Switzerland County scoring by finishing seventh overall in a time of 14:34.

Other Lady Pacer runners included: Jaclyn Hart, ninth place; Bre Ricketts, 10th place; Brooke Todd, 11th place; Emily Dreyer, 12th place; Courtney Pedroza, 13th place; and Kelsi Konkle, 14th place.

Also: Korah Taylor, 16th place; and McKenna Edwards, 27th place.

Larry Gault is the coach of both teams.