Batesville sees top competition at Flashrock CC Invite

On Saturday, Batesville Cross Country got a very early start and headed to Carmerl for the Flashrock Invitational which featured half of the teams in the field ranked in the top state’s top 20.

Conditions were challenging despite an early start at 9 and 9:30 am.

“The temperature was still warm and the humidity was high,” stated Batesville coach Lisa Gausman.  “Many runners struggled to race at such a high competitiveness with the weather conditions. It was a challenging morning, but I’m proud of everyone’s mental attitude to fight through.”

Gausman reported both the BHS boys and the girls placed 11th out of 16 and 17 teams respectively with mostly bigger schools beating the Dogs.

“On the boys side, Benjamin Moster and Ean Loichinger led the way finishing 27th and 34th,” said Gausman.  “Daren Smith was third for the Dogs in 93rd, followed closely by Kyler Daulton in 102nd. Finishing out the top five was Jake Chapman at 117th.”

“The girls were led by Ava Hanson in 47th with Megan Allgeier right behind her in 50th,” Gausman continued.  “Maria Lopez and Sophie Myers were close behind in 57th and 59th. Finishing out the top five  was Kaylynn Bedel in 81st.

Benjamin Adams had a personal best according to Gausman.

We thank coach Gausman for the information.