Bulldogs News · BHS boys claim top spot at EC Invitational


The Batesville High School track and field teams competed at the 6-team East Central Invitational Friday night.

There were many individuals performed above and beyond, placing higher than their seedings, causing many of their personal records to be broken. The weather was almost perfect for those competing, although some of the spectators might have wanted a few degrees warmer, and the Bulldogs took advantage of it, according to coach Lisa Gausman.

Batesville claimed nine individual championships and four relay championships on the night. The relays were exciting as all four came down to the final stretch.

The meet also awarded an overall MVP for both the boys and the girls for the athlete that scored the most points for the night and I am proud to report that both of these athletes were wearing the big “B” on their jersey, representing Batesville High School well. The MVP’s for the night were freshman, Stephanie Nobbe and senior John Moody.

The Batesville men’s team were the overall champions for the night out scoring their opponents by over 30 points. The ladies placed second with a team score of 132 points.

Individual and relay champions for the Bulldogs included:
Garrett Wagner: 110m hurdles (15.57) and 300m hurdles (40.3)
John Moody: 200m dash (23.04) and 400m dash (52.12)
Stephanie Nobbe: 100m dash (12.99) and 200m dash (26.92)
Zach Mears: 100m dash (11.35)
Connor Bell: 800m run (2:04.35)
Samantha Heidlage: Discus (108’2”)
4 x 800 relay of: Caleb Moster, Michael Ripperger, Quinten Gowdy and Connor Bell (8:23.95)
4 x 100m relay of: Garrett Wagner, Jacob Koehne, CJ Thomas and Zach Mears (45.37)
4 x 400m relays of: Garrett Wagner, Connor Bell, Ian Yorn and John Moody (3:33.23) and Clare Bruns, Madeleine Robben, Audrey Hall and Haylee Harmeyer (4:16.66)

Earning runner-up for the night were:
Caleb Moster-1600m run and 3200m run
Haylee Harmeyer-400m dash
Clare Bruns-300m hurdles
Morgan Meyer-200m dash
Nathan Bedel-pole vault

3rd place finishers were:
Clare Bruns-100m hurdles
Sophie Meadows-100m dash
Madeleine Robben-400m dash
Sarah Poltrack-800m run
Quinten Gowdy-800m run
Clay Yeaton-3200m run
Kevin Bedel-shot put
Samanthan Heidlage-shot put
Morgan Meyer-high jump
John Moody-long jump

Those earning 4th place were:
Ian Yorn-400m dash
Henry Lipinski-300m hurdles
Adam Bedel-high jump
Kevin Bedel-discus
John Gerstbauer-long jump
Alison Muckerheide-long jump
Robert Strobel-pole vault

5th place finishers for the night were:
Nathan Bedel-110m hurdles
Sarah Poltrack-1600m run
Kasey Barrett-300m hurdles
Kevin Bedel-high jump
Stephanie Nobbe-long jump

And finishing out the scoring with 6th place were:
Emma Gausman-1600m run
Hannah Canady-high jump
Adam Bedel-discus
Katherine Roell-shot put
Lexi Hatcher-pole vault

Personal bests were recorded by:
100m dash-Zach Mears and Stephanie Nobbe
200m dash-John Moody, Staphanie Nobbe and Morgan Meyer
400m dash-Haylee Harmeyer and Madeleine Robben
800m run-Quinten Gowdy
1600m run: Caleb Moster and Michael Ripperger
3200m run: Clay Yeaton
110/100m hurdles: Garrett Wagner, Nathan Bedel and Kasey Barrett
300m hurdles: Garrett Wagner and Kasey Barrett
Long Jump: John Gerstbauer
Discus: Samanthan Heidlage
4 x 800 splits of Caleb Moster, Quinten Gowdy, Michael Ripperger, Connor Bell and Madeleine Robben
4 x 400 splits of Connor Bell, Ian Yorn, John Moody and Madeliene Robben
Both boys and girls 4 x 100 teams of Garrett Wagner, Jacob Koehne, CJ Thomas, Zach Mears and Clare Bruns, Sophie Meadows, Morgan Meyer and Stephanie Nobbe
Both 4 x 400 reams of Garrett Wagner, Connor Bell, Ian Yorn, John Moody and Clare Bruns, Madeleine Robben, Audrey Hall and Haylee Harmeyer
Boys 4 x 800 team of Caleb Moster, Michael Ripperger, Quinten Gowdy and Connor Bell.

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