5/2/2013 3:00:00 PM Clint Swanson is MVP as Pacers roll to title at Vevay Newspapers Invitational
Clint Swanson was honored as the ‘Most Valuable Participant’ in last Wednesday night’s Vevay Newspapers Invitational. He earned the title by winning the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash, and the long jump; as well as being a part of the winning 400-meter relay team. He was presented with his trophy by Switzerland County athletic director David Todd.
Switzerland County senior Clint Swanson continued to make his final high school track season look easy last Wednesday night, as he led the Pacers to the championship of the Vevay Newspapers Invitational.
Clint Swanson earned "Most Valuable Participant" honors in the meet by recording the most individual points with four first places overall.
Individually, he won the 100-meter dash in a time of :11.15; the 200-meter dash in a time of :22.81; and the long jump with a personal best distance of 19' 3 1/2". He also teamed with Zack Rodgers, Ben Curran, and Chase Richards to win the 400-meter relay in a time of :48.13.
Overall, the Pacers won the meet with a total of 166 points, finishing ahead of Rising Sun, which finished with 116 points. Southwestern was third with 48 points; followed by Jac-Cen-Del with 46 points; Lawrenceburg with 41 points; Madison Shawe with 16 points; and Carroll County with 10 points.
Other Pacer participants earning first place points included Braden Burk in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:06; Ben Curran in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles with a personal best time of :44.4; and Alex Curran in the shot put with a person best distance of 42' 1".
Also winning their events was the 1,600-meter relay team of T.J. White, Braden Burk, Dakota Taylor, and Justus Powell with a season best time of 3:48; and the 3,200-meter relay team of T.J. White, Braden Burk, Talen Taylor, and Dakota Taylor with a time of 9:20.
Second places were earned by Braden Burk in the 1,600-meter run; Talen Taylor in the 3,200-meter run; Ben Curran in the 110-meter high hurdles; Alex Curran in the high jump and the long jump; and Zack Rodgers in the discus.
Bringing home third places were Dakota Taylor in the 110-meter high hurdles and Ben Curran in the high jump; and fourth place points were earned by Zack Rodgers in the 200-meter dash; Dakota Taylor in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles; and Bradley Cox in the shot put.
Fifth places were earned by Chase Richards in the 100-meter dash; and sixth places were earned by Justus Powell in the 400-meter dash and Avery Poling in the discus.
"The guys did a great job," Coach Shawn McGarvey said. "We continue to improve and change up our roster trying to get the best results we can."