The Batesville High School girls cross country captured the team title at the Franklin Sectional. The Lady Bulldogs finished with a team score of 53 points, which was 31 points better then second place Center Grove. Whiteland was third with 92 points followed by Franklin with 101.
The Lady Bulldogs were led by Lily Pinckley in second place overall with a school record time of 19:02.7. Freshman Ava Hanson was fifth in a time of 19:33, while Maria Lopez was 10th overall in 20:14. Madison Rahschulte was 16th with a time of 20:37. Other top finishers for the Lady Bulldogs were Sophie Myers (26th), Liz Loichinger (32nd) and Trysta Vierling (35th).
The Lady Bulldogs will next race at the Shelbyville Semistate on Saturday.