The Batesville varsity track team competed in the East Central Invitational against not only teams from around here, but Ohio and Kentucky on Friday night.
It was some great competition and a fun night despite the early wind and the cold temperatures after the sun went down, according to coach Lisa Gausman.
Batesville’s Benjamin Moster was crowned the Invite MVP for scoring the most points for their team. Benjamin took home two individual championship medals in the 1600m run and the 800m run. He was also a part of the 1st place 4 x 800 relay team and the 2nd place 4 x 400 relay team.
On the boys side, they were short eight points in bringing home the championship trophy, falling to Moeller, 123-115. East Central was 3rd at 97 points, Elder was 4th-94.5, Franklin County, 5th-84, followed by Ryle-54, Oldenburg Academy-29, Greensburg-17 and South Ripley-10.5.
The boys 4 x 800 teams opened up the night on the track with a victory. The boys team included: JJ Kuisel, Ean Loichinger, Daren Smith and Benjamin Moster (8:45.63), beating the field by almost 10 seconds.
Other medal winners for the night were:
Benjamin Moster-1600 (4:38.52) and 800 (2:02.13)
JJ Kuisel-400m dash (50.84)
Ean Loichinger-3200m run (10:15.03)
High Jump-Gabe Gunter (6’0″)
Invitational Runner ups for the night were:
Katie Bedel-pole vault
4 x 400m relay teams of Benjamin Moster, Eli Pierson, Vonley Hund and JJ Kuisel
3rd places went to:
Deacon Hamilton-300m hurdles
Deacon Hamilton-110m hurdles
JJ Kuisel-200m dash
5th place finishers went to:
Daren Smith-800m run
Eli Pierson-200m dash
Adam Hollowell-3200m run
4 x 100m relay teams of Vonley Hund, Gabe Gunter, Willy Sherwood and Eli Pierson
6th places were:
Gabe Gunter-pole vault