Track team captures invitational title behind Anthony Dasis


With Anthony Dasis earning four first place ribbons and being named as the Most Valuable Runner of the meet, the Switzerland County Middle School boys track team captured the Switzerland County Invitational held here on Friday night.

The Pacers finished with a team score of 90, easily outdistancing second place teams from Rising Sun and Southwestern, each finishing with 38 points. Jac-Cen-Del finished with 18 points.

Anthony Dasis earned first places in the 110-meter hurdles in a school record time of :16.77; the 100-meter dash; the 400-meter dash; and the 200-meter dash. Those four firsts earned his team 40 points – by themselves enough to win the meet.

But Switzerland County didn’t stop there, getting multiple first place efforts from other athletes.

Brady Scudder won the discus and the shot put; and he also anchored the winning 400-meter relay team along with Zack Rogers, Calen Otter, and Robby Karaus.

Calen Otter also took home four blue ribbons, individually winning the long jump and the high jump; as a part of the 400-meter relay team; and also as a part of the record-setting 1,600-meter relay team along with Quinn Meyer, Hunter Jordan, and Tony Hernandez. The team set the record with a time of 4:22.

Second place points were earned by Robby Karaus in the long jump; Tony Hernandez in the high jump; Anthony Dennis in the 800-meter run; and Zack Rogers in the 200-meter dash.

Earning third places were Brady Scudder in the 100-meter dash; Braden Burk in the 1,600-meter run; Fred Wilson in the discus; and Tony Hernandez in the 400-meter dash.

Robby Karaus was fifth in the 110-meter hurdles; and Braden Burk was fifth in the 800-meter run.

“I am very proud of the way the team came out and ran after suffering its first defeat of the season the night before,” Coach Tony Spoores said. “The squad is working hard and making great progress toward competing well in the conference meet.”