The weather made a drastic change for the South Dearborn cross country sectional on Saturday. The temperatures dipped 37 degrees, a little windy…but that did not slow down the Batesville Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs boys capture the team title with a low score of 20 points, having their top 5 in the top of 8 the meet. Greensburg took the runner up honors with 58 points. Other teams advancing to Regional competition next Saturday are Oldenburg Academy (80), East Central (98) and Jac-Cen-Del (108).
Batesville had 12 runners make the All-Sectional team! Ean Loichinger defended his individual Sectional Championship title leading the Bulldogs with a personal best time of 16:09. He was closely followed by teammate Adam Moster taking the running up spot also running a personal best at 16:16. Joshua Myers was 4th for the dogs (16:46) with teammate Benjamin Moster close behind with a personal best of 16:52. Daren Smith was the next Batesville runner to cross the line with a personal best of 17:21 and placing 8th. Dillon Murray was the 6th Bulldog to make the All-Sectional team placing 15th (17:56). Also running varsity for the dogs was Luke Esser who was 34th (19:03).
Although this next week brings Fall Break, the Bulldog cross country team will be hard at work preparing for the Regional competition next Saturday at Franklin Community High School. Race time begins at 10 a.m. starting with the varsity boys.