Batesville traveled to East Central Thursday night to compete in the 13 team boys track sectionals. After a little bit of a rainy start, the drizzle stopped, cooled things off a little bit and the night was almost perfect for all the competitors. The Bulldogs showed some toughness right from the start as they ran a huge personal best in the 4 x 800m relay by 7 seconds and just outran East Central’s relay team by just under a half a second, being the first champion on the oval for the night. They finished at 8:25.73 and was ran by, Joseph Choi, Quinten Gowdy, JJ Kuisel and Adam Moster. Joshua Myers was the 2nd champion for Batesville in the 1600m run at 4:36.79 and then again in the 3200m run at 10:20.90. Congratulations to the Sectional Champs! The Dogs tied for 3rd with Lawrenceburg, both with a score of 82. Leading the way and crowned as Sectionals Champions were the East Central trojans with an impressive 148.5 points. They were followed by the Franklin County Wildcats at 119.83. Top 3 from each event automatically qualify for the regionals, plus, the next fastest times or distances that feed into our regionals.
So besides having the Champions listed above, the Bulldogs also had two events finishing as Sectional Runner ups and they were: Adam Moster in the 800m run and the 4 x 400m relay of Joseph Choi, Quinten Gowdy, Isaac Barker and JJ Kuisel.
Third place finishers and also qualifying for Regional competition are: JJ Kuisel in the 400m dash, Joseph Choi in the 300m hurdles. Congratulations to all of our qualifiers. They will compete in Regional competition next Thursday at Franklin Community High School.
Places were scored up to 8th place and the following earned points for the Bulldogs.
4th place was Jake Cruse in the long jump.
5th place finishes were: Quinten Gowdy-800m run; 4 x 100m relay team of Ian Yorn, Isaac Barker, Gavin Koester and Jake Cruse.
6th place finishes were: Gavin Koester-100m dash and Christopher Laymon-pole vault.
7th place went to: James Gosmeyer-1600m run and Dillon Murray-3200m run.
Ethan Grossman finished out the scoring and claimed 8th in the 400m dash.
Several of the Bulldogs ran personal bests for the night and they include: Adam Moster-800m run and his 4 x 800m split; James Gosmeyer-1600m run; Ethan Grossman-400m dash; JJ Kuisel-400m dash and his 4 x 400m split; The 4 x 800m relay team of Joseph Choi, Quinten Gowdy, JJ Kuisel and Adam Moster.
Congratulations to all! The boys will now prepare for Regional competition for next Thursday at Franklin Community High School. Action begins at 6pm. Good luck to all the qualifiers. (Remember the girls will compete on Tuesday at Shelbyville.)
Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.