Middle school cross country claims wins


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.


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.