The Batesville traveled to Indianapolis early Saturday morning to participate in the Southport Invitational. The ladies struggled a bit but came in a respectable 4th place with 88 points getting beat by top teams from Zionsville-57 points, Connersville-61 points and Brownsburg-71 points.Running top for the Bulldogs and coming in 4th overall was Kelsey Gausman. Kelsey also ran a personal best and set a new school record by 1 second, finishing at 19:57. All of the varsity runners were in the top 30 or the race. Sarah Poltrack came in 2nd for the team at 18th, followed by Mary Poltrack and Maria Wessel crossing a half a second within each other at 20th and 21th. They were closely followed by Emma Gausman at 25th, Katie Baumer, 27th and Kylie Lehman, 30th.The JV race was scored and Batesville came in 3rd, behind Zionsville and Brownburg. Leading the way for the JV squad was Madeleine Robben who crossed the line in 10th position. She was followed by a pack of Bulldogs placing 14th, 15th, 16th and 18th place. They were Molly Weigel, Breanna Hartman, Mary Catherine Barnett and Candice Roell. Besides Kelsey, personal best times were run by Sarah Canady and Candice Roell. Congratulations ladies!The Dogs are busy this week as they will be competing in two Invitationals. Tuesday, Batesville will be hosting their Invitational and also honoring thier 5 boy seniors and 2 girls and on Thursday they travel to Greesburg to compete in their Invitational.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.
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