The Lady Bulldogs of Batesville High School traveled to Charlottesville to take on the New Castle Trojans and host Royals in a 3-way meet on Thursday night.
“As our first meet of the season, this was a huge learning opportunity for our newer members and a chance for our veteran team members to get back to racing,” said Coach McMullen, fourth-year coach of the Bulldogs. “We’ve been working hard to get our vets back to race ready and working with our newcomers for this very moment.”
The Bulldogs finished strong earning a second place victory in the meet finishing just behind the Trojans.
“As always, we’ll go back and see what we have to work on. But we were able to get the first meet jitters out of the way for our women and will look to knock off some more rust in the coming weeks before we travel to Connersville on December 1.”
New Castle, 368
Eastern Hancock, 227
BULLDOG TOP FINISHERS
Maria Lopez (11) – 200 IM, 2nd; 100 Fly, 2nd
Lilly Gellenbeck (9) – 100 Free, 2nd
Taylor Blanton (9) – 50 Free, 2nd; 100 Back, 2nd
– The Bulldogs were down 5 team members due to quarantine protocols including three top-six swimmers from season.
– The Lady Bulldogs returned 6 members from the 19-20 season while adding 11 new swimmers to the team this season, including 7 freshman, 1 sophomore, 2 juniors and one senior.
– Overall BHS had 7 2nd-place finishers and 4 third-place.