It was a very pleasant night tonight, with actually a little bit of chill in the air as the Batesville Bulldog Cross Country team competed at the East Central 7-team invitational. Although the meet was scored as a team with all 7 teams competing in one race, the individual awards were broken down in two divisions. The top 15 in both “big” schools and “small” schools received awards.
Batesville’s Joshua Myers was the overall winner, just beating out East Central’s senior Andrew White by just 2 tenths of a second. Joshua finished at 17:26 to Andrew’s 17:26.2. Adam Moster came through 3rd place overall, but 2nd in our division at 17:46. Dillon Murray was Batesville next finisher at 4th place (18:42) followed closely by teammates Christopher Laymon, 5th (18:51), and Quinten Gowdy, 7th (18:52). Joseph Choi powered through in 8th (19:04) with John Thompson 4 seconds behind (19:08) claiming the 9th spot.
Overall, the Bulldogs came up just short to the East Central trojans by 7 points. East Central finished with 34 points to Batesville’s 41. Greensburg finished out the top 3 at 116 points.
The final race of the night was the JV race. Although it wasn’t team scored they did give awards to the top ten. Batesville also was the overall winner in the JV boys race, as Nathan Ecktein finished the race over 40 seconds ahead the rest of the field (18:51). In fact, Batesville claimed 6 out of the 10 award spots. The other 5 Bulldogs to finish in the top ten were: Charlie Laymon, 2nd, Luke Esser, 3rd, Garrett Wagner, 4th, Adam Hollowell, 6th and Nathan Villani, 10th.
Batesville did have two runners earn personal bests and they were: Luke Esser and Nathan Eckstein.