Pacer teams run in Scottsburg Invitational


The Switzerland County High School cross country team traveled to Hardy Lake Tuesday evening to run in the Scottsburg Invitational.

Coach Kris Sandline said that a cool evening made for some fast times; and he also noted that three Pacer runners completed their first ever 5-k: Coby Manbeck (open run, 25:35, personal best); Mikailah Peterson (30:47, personal best); and Veronika Synakova (32:23, personal best).

The girls team came away with a ribbon spot in fourth place out of 15 teams represented. Leading the way for the girls was individual champion Leah Anders (20:38). The girls had a pack led by Aleiah Thomas (42nd, 25:39, personal best); Allison Detmer (43rd, 26:10, personal best); Bri Vinup (44th, 26:12, personal best); and Zoe Cole (26:22, returning from illness).

The boys team had two individuals in the race, with Garrett Demaree (20:15, season best) and Nathan Scudder (24:12).

“It was a very good meet for both teams as a whole,” Sandlin said. “We look forward to getting back to work and continuing to improve the rest of the year. The kids are bought in and we have a positive mindset.”

Switzerland County returns to action tonight (Thursday) at Southwestern for the Pre-Conference meet.