Switzerland County cross country traveled to Kentucky on Saturday and held its own against tough competition at the Shelby County Invitational.

"I really enjoy coming to these types of meets," Switzerland coach Adam Cole said. "It gives our kids the opportunity to see larger schools and it is a little more stress-free because we are running against schools that are not in our conference."

In the boys part of the event, the Pacers finished fifth out of 12 scoring teams.

Braden Burk ran to a fourth place finish, running the course in 17 minutes flat. Talen Taylor also finished in the top 10, finishing ninth at 17:35.

Other Switzerland County scorers were: Sean Oatman, 50th, 20:16; Colton Penick, 52nd, 20:33; and Cameron Papucci, 73rd, 21:27.

Non-scorers were: Corey Proffitt, 23:26; Michael Scott, 23:46; and Matt Oatman, 25:32.

In the girls portion of the meet, Switzerland County finished sixth out of 18 teams.

Whitley Schirmer led the Pacers, finishing fifth overall in a time of 20:55. Robin Furnish placed 14th in 22:04. Other Pacers tallying points were: Cameron Ray, 26th, 23:17; Melissa Furnish, 52nd, 25:03; and Anja Rotter, 69th, 27:02.

Non-scorers for Switzerland County were: Audrey Kinne, 27:10; Emily Campbell, 28:22; and Adeli Kinne, 33:11.

"I am extremely happy with every single runner's progress thus far in the season," Cole said. "Each individual took minutes off of his/her time and that is always impressive."

Switzerland County competes in the Ohio River Valley Conference preseason meet on Thursday at Hanover College.