1. Center Grove, 28; 2. Whiteland, 61; 3. Batesville, 83; 4. Greenwood, 106; 5. Franklin, 110.
The Batesville High School boys cross country team placed third at the Franklin Regional on Saturday and earned a berth at the Shelbyville Semistate.
The Bulldogs finished with a team score of 83 points, which was well ahead of fourth placing Greenwood with 106. Center Grove claimed the team title with 28 followed by Whiteland with 61.
Ean Loichinger led the Bulldogs were a fourth place finish and a time of 16:40. Benjamin Moster and Adam Hollowell were 9th and 10th, respectively. Moster crossed the finish line in a time of 17:08 with Hollowell under two seconds behind. Eli Loichinger (36th) and Daren Smith (37th) were the next two Bulldogs to finish.Will Nuhring (44th) and Nathan Villani (49th) rounded out the field of BHS runners.