Bulldogs News · Bulldogs swim at Columbus North Sectional


The Batesville Bulldogs swim team traveled to Columbus to compete in the 2021 IHSAA Sectional Championship on February 19-20. The championship meet was postponed to Friday after inclement weather shut down the scheduled Thursday night prelims.
“If this season has taught us anything, it’s that we’re resilient,” commented head coach Greg McMullen, “Between the weather these last few weeks, and the COVID pandemic shutting team members down we’ve had to make adjustments on the fly routinely.”
The Bulldogs, like many other teams, were out of the water on Monday and Tuesday leading up to Sectionals due to weather, but that didn’t seem to stop them from putting up some PR’s. “Our gentlemen showed they were ready to race both Friday and Saturday. While not every race resulted in a PR, every swimmer did.”
The Bulldogs had a total of 20 swims over the weekend, of those twenty 19 resulted in a Season or Life-Time best for the Bulldog men and for the first time in McMullen’s tenure, the Bulldogs were represented in 10 of 11 swimming events.
Overall, despite having only a team of 9 swimmers at prelims, with 8 members of the team having at least one swim on Saturday, the Bulldogs finished in with a strong 6th place overall finish.
McMullen added, “Kathy and I are insanely proud of these gentleman. But as I told them on the bus, Team19 is retired and it’s time to focus in on Team20 starting Monday.”
TEAM SCORES
Men
  1. Bloomington North, 425
  2. Columbus North, 367
  3. East Central, 349
  4. Bloomington South, 264
  5. Columbus East, 236
  6. Batesville, 150
  7. Milan, 108
  8. Greensburg, 97
  9. South Dearborn, 78
  10. Oldenburg Academy, 61
  11. Lawrenceburg, 52
  12. Edgewood, 24
  13. South Ripley, 16
  14. Rising Sun / Trinity Lutheran, 0
BULLDOG FINALISTS
Men
200 Medley Relay (5th, 1:46.47) — William Johnson, Benjamin Moster, Ethan Brewer, Sean Callahan
200 IM — Moster (9th, 2:11.31)
50 Free — Callahan (10th, 23.33)
100 Fly — Brewer (12th, 58.76), Ciaran Tyrer (13th, 1:02.02)
100 Free — Johnson (12th, 51.06)
500 Free — Callahan (6th, 5:16.38)
200 Free Relay (5th, 1:35.30) — Johnson, Moster, Brewer, Callahan
100 Backstroke — Johnson (8th, 59.36)
100 Breaststroke — Moster (6th, 1:05.32), Tyrer (12th, 1:09.10)
400 Free Relay (8th, 3:55.62) — Adam Hollowell, Joseph Shroder, Derek VanSickle, Tyrer
NOTABLES
  • The Bulldogs will be graduating two seniors, Ethan Brewer and Adam Hollowell
  • Benjamin Moster led the Bulldogs in individual scoring, securing 22 points in his individual events
  • The Bulldogs were represented in 10 of 11 swimming events, a first for McMullen’s tenure. The previous high was nine events (2019-2020).
  • The 6th place finish is the highest overall finish in McMullen’s tenure.
  • The Bulldogs placed 6 swims in the B-Final, and 6 additional in the A-Final
Full results can be found on SwimCloud: https://www.swimcloud.com/results/190453/