Bulldog Trackster JJ Kuisel Regional Champ In 400 Dash-Area Boys Track Regional Results At Warren Central

What an incredibly fun night for the Batesville Bulldog Track and Field team as they competed in the Boys Regional meet at Warren Central High School.  Batesville has 3 individuals advancing onto the State competition next Friday, was able to crown an individual  Regional Champion and a record from 2010 was broken!

2020-21 Warren Central Regional

The first running event of the night, the 4 x 800m relay, brought 4 personal best split times by all the relay team members, which was also a team personal best by over 11 seconds and broke the school record, coming through the finish line at 8:12.47! Members are Benjamin Moster, Daren Smith, Ean Loichinger, and JJ Kuisel.  Despite this performance, the competition was fierce and this gave them a 5th place finish overall.  Gabe Gunter was the next individual to perform at a personal best level, where he leaped over the high jump bar at 6’5″ (which is also the automatic qualifying height for state) giving him a 2nd place finish and advancing him to state. Then Benjamin Moster ran a personal best in the 1600 with a time of 4:30.37. Although he placed 4th this will also advance him to state. Then shortly after that, JJ Kuisel stepped to the line without a doubt in his mind and won the 400m dash (49.51), earning the Individual Regional Champion Title and advancing to the state meet.

Also scoring and performing well for the dogs were Gabe Gunter in the pole vault, placing 5th with a PR vault of 12’6″.
Deacon Hamilton in the 110m hurdles, placing 6th with a PR time.(16.26); Eli Pierson placed 8th in the 200m dash; The 4x100m relay, running a personal best time (44.62) and placing 8th…Willy Sherwood, Vonley Hund, Kurt Siefert and Eli Pierson
Overall the Bulldogs placed 6th in the 24+ team Regionals getting beat by the Regional Champs-Center Grove (142 points), Warren Central (96 points), Columbus North (63 points), Franklin Central (44 points), East Central (37 points), and the Bulldogs scoring 35 points. Locally, Franklin County was 11th, Milan 14th, and Oldenburg 24th.

Leo Maxwell from East Central was 2nd in the Shot Put and Discus while Peyton Cavins from Milan was 3rd in the 400 Dash.

Gabe, Benjamin, and JJ will compete next Friday in the state competition, which will be held at Ben Davis High School this year!  Good Luck boys!

Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.