Middle School cross country team wins South Dearborn Invitational


The middle school boys cross country team from Switzerland County Middle School captured the championship of the South Dearborn Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

The Pacers won the event with a team score of 54, followed by: Batesville, 70; Sunman-Dearborn, 73; Rising Sun, 83; South Dearborn, 102; Greensburg, 111; and Greendale, 210. Connersville, Milan, and South Decatur participated but did not have enough runners to post a team score.

Leading the way in the strong Switzerland County effort was Josh Hon, who finished second overall in a time of 11:09. He was followed by Corey McFarland in third place in a time of 11:19; and Tray Meyer finished sixth in a time of 11:25.

Quinn Meyer was 18th in a time of 12:17; Anthony Dennis was 25th in a time of 12:34; Nathan Smith was 29th in a time of 12:47; and Tanner Ross was 33rd in a time of 13:02.


In the girls race, the Lady Pacers placed sixth with 138 points. South Dearborn won the event with 58 points; followed by: Batesville, 65; Sunman-Dearborn, 100; Greensburg, 108; South Decatur, 133; Switzerland County; Rising Sun, 181; Greendale, 197; Connersville, 204; and Milan, 220.

For Switzerland County, Allie Mathews was the leading runner, finishing 11th overall in a time of 13:21.

Kelly Kincaid was 15th in a time of 13:36; Moriah McFarland was 34th in a time of 14:25; Bre Hinman was 38th in a time of 14:34; Alexis Carfield was 40th in a time of 14:36; Andrea Brogan was 45th in a time of 14:48; and Hayley South was 46th in a time of 14:48.


There was also a reserve race for the boys and girls teams.

For the boys: Blake Whitham finished 10th; Justin Truitt finished 14th; Jordan Bledsoe finished 17th; Zach O’Neal finished 20th; Cody Hoffman finished 22nd; and Tanner Gray finished 29th.

For the girls: Kali Carfield finished 13th and Caitlyn Fairhurst finished 25th.