5/2/2013 3:00:00 PM McKayli Scudder is MVP as Lady Pacers win Vevay Newspapers Invitational
Switzerland County’s McKayli Scudder earned ‘Most Valuable Participant’ honors for the second straight year at Friday’s Vevay Newspapers Invitational. She is shown here with Middle School Principal John Druba.
The girls track team from Switzerland County Middle School continued its outstanding season last Friday night by winning the Vevay Newspapers Invitational track meet held here.
The Lady Pacers finished with a team score of 79 points; outdistancing Jac-Cen-Del, which finished second with 53 points. Rising Sun was third with 47 points; and Southwestern was fourth with five points.
Eighth grader McKayli Scudder earned "Most Valuable Participant" honors for the second year in a row, accumulating the most individual points during the event. She won the long jump with a distance of 13' 9"; she won the high jump with a personal best height of 5' 0"; teamed with Whitley Schirmer, Maria Northcutt, and Veronika Perry to win the 1,600-meter relay in a time of 4:57.9; and teamed with McKenli Scudder, Veronika Perry, and Leah Anders to finish second in the 400-meter relay.
It was also another outstanding night for eighth grader Whitley Schirmer, who established a new school record in winning the 800-meter run in a time of 2:37. She also won the 1,600-meter run in a time of 6:03; and was a part of the winning 1,600-meter relay team.
"I am very proud of how the girls stepped up to compete," Coach Casie Jesop said. "Some were in events that they have not competed in before. We have some key athletes dealing with injuries and I was impressed with how everyone filled positions to help the team."
Also earning first places for the Lady Pacers were Maria Northcutt, who won the 100-meter hurdles in a personal best time of :17.94; and Mackenzie Covington won the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:11.
Second place points were earned by Veronika Perry in the 200-meter dash and the high jump; Cameron Ray in the 400-meter dash; and Natalie Newman in the discus.
Finishing third were: Arianna Bright in the 100-meter hurdles; Maria Northcutt in the 800-meter run; and Natalie Newman in the shot put.
Fourth places were earned by: Cameron Ray in the 100-meter dash and the 1,600-meter run; and fifth places were earned by Leah Anders in the 100-meter dash; McKenli Scudder in the 200-meter dash; Brandi Emery in the discus; and Arianna Bright in the long jump.