Bulldogs News · Cross country teams win in final home meet


The Batesville High School cross country team finished out their regular season with a quad meet at home against East Central, Franklin County and Lawrenceburg.
Both the girls and the boys team ran very well and finished the night claiming the first place spots.  Girls scored just 26 points to East Central’s 41, Franklin County 68 and Lawrenceburg 109. Batesville’s Lily Pinckley came in first for the meet crossing the line at 20:13. The Bulldogs claimed 5 more of the top 10 spots as Liz Loichinger placed 3rd, Trysta Vierling, 5th, Sarah Ripperger, Katie Olsen and Maria Lopez came in 8th, 9th and 10th respectively.
In the boys race, Batesville was very close to earning a perfect score, with only 17 points as they took 1st-4th and 7th.  Winning the meet and leading Batesville was Ean Loichinger with a time of 16:54. He was followed by Adam Moster, Joshua Myers and Benjamin Moster (2nd-4th).  Senior, Nathan Eckstein placed 7th to finishing out the scoring 5.  Also placing in the top 15 were Luke Esser, 10th and Dillon Murray, 11th.
On the junior varsity side, the top 10 were honored and the Batesville girls claimed the top five spots with senior Britany Venis leading the way.  The other four Bulldogs were Carly Fitzpatrick, Alyssa Linville, Sophie Brown and Kate Poltrack.  For the boys, Batesville also had five in the top 10, and coming in first was Daren Smith.  Nathan Villani was 5th, Landon Gutzwiller, 6th, Alex Livers, 7th and Luke Nuhring, 9th.
The Bulldogs did have one personal best for the evening and that goes to Zach Gutzwiller.