BHS Cross Country

Although the departure was another early one, what a gorgeous morning for a cross-country meet! The Batesville High School cross-country teams traveled to Northview Church in Carmel to participate in the very competitive Athletic Annex Flashrock Invitational. The girls were in the Championship race and ran first for the morning, stepping up to the line with 13 of the 20 teams ranked in the top 30th in the state and over 200 runners. The goal was to finish in the top 15 to stay in the championship race for next year. The girls all ran well. Although they were seeded 17th, they placed in the 15th spot! Batesville was led by Kaylynn Bedel, running a season’s best at 19:56 and placed 54th. She was followed closely by Lexiyne Harris in 61st with a season’s best of 20:01. Megan Allgeier, Kaylie Raver, and Sam Adams finished out the scoring 5 for the Dogs placing 80th, 101st, and 103rd respectively. Megan and Kaylie both had season bests (20:36 and 21:10) and Sam ran an overall personal best (21:12). Today, our 6th runner, Bayleigh Demaree became a scorer as they tied with Pendleton Heights, but Bayleigh beat their number 6 runner, so that moved Batesville into that 15th slot! Bayleigh also ran a personal best. Other runners finished with a season-best such as Isabel Raab and a personal best by 20 seconds, Ella Moster! 

Next up were the boys. They raced in the Invitational race with 23 schools competing in their race. Overall, they were seeded to place 11th, but they finished with a very strong 9th place. Jake Chapman led the Bulldogs with a great finish, placing him in 17th place and earning a medal. He also ran a big season’s best at 16:57. Isaac Trossman was second for the boys with a season’s best at 17:27 and 31st place with Cannon Clark not too far behind him in 50th running a personal best of 17:53. Just nine slots behind that was Deev Ranka also running a personal best (18:07). Cash Myers finished out the scoring 5, less than a second of his personal best time and finished 76th.
Others running a personal best for the morning were Benjamin Adams and Brody Gibson. Eli Loichinger ran a season best and Ethan Rahschulte was also less than a second away from a personal best.

The Bulldogs have another week of good training before their next meet, next Saturday at the Connersville Invitational. 

Submitted by the school’s athletic department.