The Batesville Lady Bulldog track team traveled to Franklin County last night to compete in Sectionals. To automatically advance to Regional competition athletes must place in the top three in their event, or be the next four fastest times of the four sectionals that feed into our regionals.
“I am excited to say that Batesville will have five individuals and all three relays advancing to regional competition next Tuesday at Franklin Community High School,” BHS coach Lisa Gausman commented.
Batesville had one individual sectional champion. Haylee Harmeyer placed first in the 400m dash as she beat the field by over a second and finally sprinting just under the one minute mark at 59.99.
Other individuals advancing to regionals next Tuesday are Sarah Poltrack (1600m run, 2nd), Emma Gausman (800m run, 3rd), Mary Poltrack (3200m run, 3rd), and Stephanie Nobbe (200m dash- although she placed 4th at our sectional, her time was fast enough to advance her). Members of the three relays advancing are: 4 x 800 relay (2nd)-Liz Loichinger, Emma
Gausman, Sarah Poltrack, and Haylee Harmeyer, 4 x 100m relay (3rd)-Alison Muckerheide, Sophie Meadows, Morgan Meyer and Stephanie Nobbe, and the 4 x 400m relay (2nd)-Alison Muckerheide, Madeleine Robben, Britany Venis and Haylee Harmeyer.
Overall as a team, the Lady Bulldogs came in 3rd out of the 13 team Sectional competition. East Central dominated the field scoring an astounding 186.5 points. Greensburg took second with 119 followed by Batesville’s 86 points.
Other scorers for the Bulldogs to help claim the 3rd place finish were:
4th-Stephanie Nobbe-100m dash
5th-Gabby Gibbs-High Jump
6th-Liz Loichinger-3200m run, Sarah Poltrack-800m run, Haylee Harmeyer-long jump and Stephanie Nobbe-pole vault
7th-Morgan Meyer-high jump
8th-Madeleine Robben-400m dash and Melanie Werner-pole vault
Despite the heat and wind at the beginning of the meet we did have some personal records set:
Gabby Gibbs-High Jump
Haylee Harmeyer-Long Jump, 400m dash
Emma Gausman-800m run
Liz Loichinger-4 x 800m split
Britany Venis-4 x 400m split