The Batesville High School boys track and field team as they defended their title at the East Central Tracke and Field Sectional Thursday evening.
The Bulldogs were winners of the championship by over 30 points. The top 5 team scores of the 13 teams were: Batesville (132), East Central (99), Franklin County (80.3), Oldenburg Academy (56.3) and South Decatur (56).
Advancing to regionals are the top 3 in each event at tonight’s Sectional competition. Batesville will be advancing 7 individual events and all 3 relays. The Bulldogs claimed 5 individual championships. Peter Heil jumping a personal record in the long jump at 21’0″ and also winning the 300m hurdles at 40.61. Michael Tunny won the 400m dash running a personal best time of 51.22 and the 4 x 400m relay also running a personal best time of 3:28.88, consisting of Garrett Yorn, Tanner Ayette, Peter Heil and Michael Tunny. Congratulation Sectional Champions, especially Peter Heil and Michael Tunny for being multiple winners.
Sectional runner up winners were: Connor Bell in the 200m dash, Tim Tunny in high jump, Peter Heil in the 110m hurdles, the 4 x 800 team of Garrett Yorn, Cole Nuhring, Caleb Moster and Connor Bell, and the 4 x 100 team of Jacob Koehne, Zach Mears, Garrett Yorn and Tanner Ayette.
Also qualifying for regionals place 3rd place was Tanner Ayette in both the 100 and 200.
Also scoring for the Bulldogs but just missing advancement in 4th place were: Garrett Wagner-110 hurdles , Caleb Moster in both the 1600 and 3200m runs and John Moody in the 400m dash; 5th place finishers were: Kevin Bedel-high jump and Robert Strobel-pole vault; 6th place finishers were: Garrett Wagner-300m hurdles and Cole Nuhring-800m run and finishing in 7th were: Jacob Koehne-200m dash, Chris Riffle-3200m run and Kevin Bedel-discus.
The Bulldogs also produced many personal records…as I already mentioned some above I will list them all here:
Kevin Bedel-discus, Peter Heil-long jump, Caleb Moster-3200m run, Michael Tunny-400m dash, 4 x 800 relay team and the 800 split of Connor Bell, and the 4 x 400 relay team and the splits of Garrett Yorn and Tanner Ayette.
Batesville boys will compete in Regional competition next Thursday, May 28th at Connersville.