Batesville traveled to Muscatatuck County Park last night to compete in the 11-team Big Blue Cross Country Invitational hosted by Jennings County. Although leaving the high school to head that way, we were unsure if the rain was going to hinder the meet or not. But, when we got there, the weather was nearly perfect for a 5K race and the Bulldogs took advantage of that as we had 19 Bulldogs run a personal best time! The girls took home the championship trophy winning by almost 20 points as the boys were runner up to a tremendously fast Jennings County team. Top three teams for the night for the girls were: Batesville-32, Jennings County-51, and Madison-91. On the boys side it was Jennings County-20, Batesville-55 and Southwestern(Hanover)-77.
Individually, awards were given to the top 25 in each race. Tonight because of the threat of storms, they ran all the boys together in one race and did the same for the girls instead of having separate varsity and JV races. This allowed for our boys to have 8 finish in the top 25 to receive awards and they were: Nathan Eckstein-24th (18:15), Christopher Laymon-22nd (18:07), John Thompson-20th (18:05), Quinten Gowdy-17th (17:54), Josheph Choi-16th (17:51), Dillon Murray-13th (17:26), Joshua Myers-9th (17:05) and Adam Moster-6th (16:34).
The girls finished with 7 in the top 25 and they were: Lexie Huber-23rd (22:49), Trysta Vierling-14th (21:47), Audrey Weigel-11th (21:26), Audrey Maupin-8th (21:13), Emma Gausman-6th (20:41), Haylee Harmeyer-5th (20:32) and Liz Loichinger-2nd (19:47).
As I mentioned earlier, Batesville had 19 runners with a personal best and they were: Adam Moster, Joshua Myers, Dillon Murray, Joseph Choi, John Thompson, Nathan Eckstein, Garrett Wagner, Kaleb McBeath, Adam Hollowell, Nathan Villani, Landon Gutzwiller, Mason Green, Mason Enneking, Liz Loichinger, Audrey Maupin, Trysta Vierling, Lexie Huber, Britany Venis and Ava Ralston. Congratulations everyone!
Batesville next meet is coming up on Saturday where they will travel to South Dearborn for their invitational. Good Luck dogs!