Track teams excel at Lawrenceburg meet


The Switzerland County Lady Pacers continued their undefeated season with a nice win at a quad meet at Lawrenceburg Tuesday night.

The Lady Pacers won 11 of the 15 contested events.

Moriah Northcutt ran to victory in the 100-meter hurdles, the 300-meter hurdles, the 200-meter dash, as well as leading off the 1,600-meter relay team.

Leah Anders had three victories on the evening, turning in a career best split anchoring the winning 3,200-meter relay team along with Kim Cutter, Magnolia Clayton, and MacKenzie Covington. Anders also won the 800-meter dash; and – competing along with MacKenzie Covington, Magnolia Clayton, and Moriah Northcutt – finished second in the 1,600-meter run.

MacKenzie Covington won the 400-meter dash, as well as competing on the 3,200-meter and 1,600-meter relay teams.

In the field events, McKayli Scudder won both jumping events; and Natalie Newman won both throwing events.

“It was a dominating performance that will hopefully lead to improved times and continued success,” coach Adam Pietrykowski said.


The boys team finished fourth, but still managed to score points in every event except the 400-meter relay, which was run by a scrappy group of throwers Cody Wilson, Alex Powers, Luke Compton, and Brad Rickett.

“The meet for them was defined by teamwork and season best efforts,” Coach Pietrykowski said.

Bailey Bennett saw a huge improvement in the 110-meter high hurdles, which led to a third place finish; and Keegan Morris continued to excel in the sprints with excellent times that led to two second place finishes in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.

Logan Parton turned in a career-best leap of over 18 feet in the long jump, good for third place; and Cameron Papucci also ran to the best time of his career in the 3,200-meter run, finishing fourth.

Will Pike finished second overall in the 400-meter dash, and anchoring the second place finish of the 1,600-meter relay team that also included Logan Parton, Nolan Armstrong, and Bailey Bennett. Both Parton and Armstrong had career best splits in the race.

“This meet was really encouraging, as we head towards our home invite next Thursday the Pacers track team is looking to keep it’s eye on the prize,” Coach Pietrykowski said.