first_imgSaturday was finally an almost perfect day to watch and participate in a track meet. Many members of the Batesville High School men and women’s track and field team traveled to Indianapolis to Lawrence Central High School to compete in the Midwest Prepmeet.This meet is a little unique, as competitors need to qualify at certain times and distances to be invited to compete. This year, Batesville had the most number of events and athletes competing here than they ever have in the past. Having to meet the qualifying standards, makes this meet highly competitive…the best competition we have seen thus far. It is also great experience for these athletes to help prepare them for the big meets at the end for the year.Medal awards were given to the top 8 athletes in each event and the Bulldogs were able to bring several of these home. The first medal winners were the girls 4 x 800m relay team. The relay placed 6th overall, running over 20 seconds faster than they have this year, which also ended up being a new school record!!! The old record set at this meet last year was 10:14. This year’s squad cut almost 4 second from that clocking in at 10:10.83. Member’s for the team were Mary Poltrack, Maria Wessel, SarahPoltrack and Kelsey Gausman.Also bringing home a medal were: Peter Heil in the 300m hurdles, coming in at 7th place (41.17), Connor Bell in the 800m run- running a 6 second personal best and placing 5th at 2:00.27 and Michael Tunny in the 200m dash, coming through the line 6th, at 23.55.Others competing but coming a little short of a medal, but running great were:100m dash-Sophie Meadows (17th), Tanner Ayette (13th) and Jacob Koehne (18th).200m dash-Sophie Meadows (13th), Jacob Koehne (13th).400m dash-Audrey Hall (14th) and John Moody (26th).800m run-Kelsey Gausman (13th).3200m run-Mary Poltrack (10th) , Sarah Poltrack (16th) and Caleb Moster (17th).High Jump-Kim Tidman (9th).Long Jump-Kim Tidman (11th), Mary Elizabeth Elkins (20th) and Garrett Yorn (22md).Shot put-Samathna Heidlage (9th).4 x 100 relay team-Jacob Koehne, Peter Heil, Garrett Yorn, Tanner Ayette (14th).4 x 400 relay teams of: Madelein Robben, Haylee Harmeyer, Mary Elizabeth Elkins and Sophie Meadows (12th) and Garrett Yorn, John Moody, Peter Heil and Michael Tunny (15th).Congratulations to all of the competitors!Next meet is Tuesday. It will be a two in one meet as we will be making up the meet from a couple of weeks ago against East Central, combined with an already scheduled meet with EC with our JV team. So this will be a ribbon awarded Varsity and JV meet.Action will begin at 5:15 at East Central.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.last_img