Bulldog JV Tracksters Participate At SD Invitiational

Our JV team traveled to South Dearborn last night to compete in the 12 team Varsity South Dearborn Invitational.  The weather stayed pretty pleasant until about the 3200m run when the showers decided to come.  Luckily, that is all it was and we were able to get the rest of the meet in without delay.  As my first sentence states, we sent the JV squad to compete because the varsity was lucky to get invited to the Bill Self Invitational at Franklin Community tonight (weather permitting). Although, the JV were up against some tough competition, they rose the the challenge and put forth some excellent performances as you will read later with all the personal bests.  For many, it may not have earned them a top 8 spot, but a personal best nonetheless and performing better than what they were seeded.  I was very proud of our efforts!
Those placing in the top 8 were:
Katie Bedel-high jump, 5th place
Maria Lopez-800m run, 6th place
Manav Patel-pole vault, 6th place
Dillon Murray-1600m run, 6th place and 3200m run, 8th place
Boys 4 x 100m relay-Manav Patel, Benjamin Schebler, Austin Cornn, Isaiah Riffle,6th place
Faith Teckulve-discus, 7th place
Austin Cornn-high jump, 7th place
Boys 4 x 800m relay-Will Nuhring, Daren Smith, Nathan Villani, Vonley Hund, 7th place
Isaiah Riffle, 100m dash, 8th place
Boys 4 x 400m relay-Kasin Hughes, Will Nuhring, Elliott Mertz, Vonley Hund, 8th place
Now for the list of those performing their best, achieving a personal record were:
Pole Vault: Manav Patel (2’6″ better than his previous best!)
Shot Put: Connor Batchelor and Carlie Schrank
Discus: Faith Teckulve (almost 10′ better than her previous best!)
100m dash: Isaiah Riffle
110m Hurdles: Mason Enneking
200m dash: Isaiah Riffle, Katie Bedel
300m Hurdles: Mason Enneking
400m dash: Vonley Hund, Larissa Lair
800m run: Daren Smith, Alex Livers, Ava Ralston, Maria Lopez
1600m run: Dillon Murray, Daren Smith, Will Nuhring
3200m run: Nathan Villani
4 x 400m splits: Kasin Hughes, Elliott Mertz, Maria Lopez
4 x 800m splits: Nathan Villani, Vonley Hund
4 x 100m relays of: Manav Patel, Benjamin Schebler, Austin Cornn, Isaiah Riffle and Michaela Nobbe, Taylor Townsley, Callie Main, Katie Bedel
4 x 400m relays of: Katie Bedel, Maria Lopez, Larissa Lair, Shalee Harrington
4 x 800m relay: Will Nuhring, Daren Smith, Nathan Villani and Vonley Hund