The Batesville Bulldog Track and Field team defended their title yet again at the boys sectional competition at East Central.
This is Batesville fourth year in a row taking home the sectional trophy sneaking by East Central by 11.5 points.
“There were a few disappointments on the night, but overall, many awesome performance leading to many Bulldogs placing higher than expected,” BHS coach Lisa Gausman commented. “The Bulldogs fought hard to the end and have the 2017 Sectional trophy to show for it!”
Team scores were as follows: Batesville-112, East Central-100.5, Franklin County-96, Oldenburg-79, Lawerenceburg-66, Greensburg-62.5, South Decatur-36, South Dearborn-22, Milan-16, Rising Sun-15, Jac-Cen-Del-6, South Ripley-5 and North Decatur-4.5.
The Bulldogs claimed several individual sectional championships and two of the three relays. The night on the track opened with the 4 x 800m relay where Batesville ran a six second PR (just shy of the meet record) to be the first sectional champion crowned on the night, running an 8:20.49, just beating Oldenburg Academy at 8:21.72. Members of the championship 4 x 800 team were Quinten Gowdy, Joseph Choi, Adam Moster, and Caleb Moster. The second championship of the night came from the very next race, the 110m high hurdles from junior Garrett Wagner. Wagner broke the meet and the stadium record by hundreds of a second, cruising through at 15.02. Garrett also claimed the 300m hurdle title, not only breaking the
sectional, stadium and school record, but also hit the automatic state standards as he flew through at 38.94! Caleb Moster put on a great finish in the last 100 meters of the 800 run to claim first place by less than a second at 2:02.28. Finally, to end the night and to clinch the team title, the boys 4 x 400m relay beat the rest of the field by 8 seconds at 3:33.63. Members of the 4 x 400m team were Caleb Moster, Quinten Gowdy, Henry Lipinski and
Also automatically advancing to regional competition (placing 3rd or better) are:
Robert Strobal-2nd Pole Vault
Caleb Moster-2nd 1600m run
Nathan Bedel-3rd Pole Vault
Ian Yorn-3rd-400m dash
4 x 100m relay team-3rd with Peyton Meyer, CJ Thomas, Jon Kurtz and Gavin Koester.
Also placing fourth, but advancing to regionals as a callback is Michael Ripperger in the 1600m run. Congratulations to all qualifiers!!!
Scoring went to the top eight places.
Other top finishers were:
4th place: Adam Moster-3200m run
5th places: Zach Harmeyer-400m dash, Henry Lipinski-300m hurdles
6th place finish: Garrett Wagner-200m dash
7th place finish: Gavin Koester-100m dash
There were many personal records broken and they were:
4 x 400 splits-Quinten Gowdy and Henry Lipinski
400m dash-Zach Harmeyer
800m run-Caleb Moster and Quinten Gowdy
4 x 800 splits-Quinten Gowdy, Joseph Choi and Adam Moster
1600m run-Michael Ripperger
300m hurdles-Garrett Wagner and Henry Lipinski
Shot Put-Peyton Meyer