Bulldogs track remains unbeaten!
PHOTO BY RICH FOWLER
Batesville track and field continues to stay undefeated through three outdoor meets this spring after beating Lawrenceburg in a dual meet on the road Thursday night.
The Bulldogs -both boys and girls- beat Greensburg to open the year and then swept Franklin County last Tuesday evening. Heading into Thursday, Batesville had collected nearly 50 total first place ribbons.
Staying unbeaten was tough for the Batesville boys on Thursday as the team just barely edged out Lawrenceburg by a 69-63 score inside a meet that came down to the final event. The Bulldogs finished with 11 first place finishers including one who turned in a record-breaking performance. Senior Eli Pierson, who had three wins for the night, finished the 100 dash in a time of 10.99 seconds, breaking the school record in the event that was set by Chris Giesting in 2011 (11.01 seconds).
Pierson also won the 200 dash and 400 run while other first place finishers in running events were Benjamin Moster in the 1600 run, Kyler Daulton in the 800 run, Deacon Hamilton in the 300 hurdles and Jake Chapman in the 3200 run. The 3200 relay team of Chapman, Moster, Will Nuhring and Daren Smith earned first as did Moster, Nuhring, Gage Pohlman and Kasin Hughes in the 1600 relay. Field event winners were Chase Hamilton in the discus and Alex Murphy in the pole vault.
Nate Deputy in the pole vault, Brock Mahon in the discus and Isaac Trossman in the 1600 run were all second place finishers. Mahon finished third in the shot put as well while Pohlman earned third in the 110 hurdles and Vonley Hund wrapped up third place finishes in running events as he competed inside the 400 run. The duo of Hughes and Hudson Kohlman tied for third in the high jump and Ayden Eckstein placed third in the long jump. Zach Gutzwiller earned a third place ribbon in the pole vault.
Batesville won 77-60 in the girls meet and had 10 first place finishers led by Cora Deputy in the 100 and 300 hurdles. Emma Weiler won the 3200 run while Katie Olsen and Kaylie Raver won the 400 and 800 runs respectively. Elena Kuisel won the pole vault and Veronica King won the discus.
Kuisel, Madelyn Pohlman, Lily Meyer and Lizzy Nobbe won the 400 relay and the team of Weiler, Olsen, Kaylynn Bedel and Lily Pinckley ran first in the 3200 relay.
Meyer and Pohlman got second place ribbons in the 100 dash and 200 dash respectively while Megan Allgeier was second in the 1600 run and Pinckley was second in the 3200 run. The shot put runner-up was Veronica King and Deputy jumped second in the high jump. Nadine Davis was runner-up in the pole vault.
Top three finishers were rounded out by Olivia Hilbert in the 100 dash, Carley Pride in the 400 run and high jump, Nobbe in the long jump and Sarah Bedel in the discus.
Batesville hosts East Central today in a dual meet.