Mother Nature again made things feel less than pleasant tonight with another rainy and a little cold track meet to compete in. As all the other sports were canceling their competitions, track braved the weather. However, because of the drastically wet conditions, it was decided for the safety of the athletes to not have the field events, so the meet began with the 4 x 800 meter relay and the rest of the running events to follow. Thankfully, only about 30 minutes into the meet, the rain stopped and made things a bit better. The Bulldogs hosted Hauser, Jac-Cen-Del and North Decatur and both the boys and the girls led the way. Girls won with 67 points with North Decatur not far behind with 50. Hauser had 39 and JCD 10. On the boys side Batesville had a strong showing winning by by almost 50 points, with 80 to Hauser’s 33. JCD came in 3rd with 27 and North Decatur had 24. Places and points were given to the top 5 finishers in each event.Blue ribbon winners for dogs were: Haylee Harmeyer-400m dash (1:03.35); Liz Loichinger-800m run (2:35.066); Stephanie Nobbe-200m dash (26.72); Trysta Vierling-3200m run (13:26); Gavin Koester-100m dash (11.19) and 200m dash (24.34); JJ Kuisel-400m dash (54.47); Garrett Wagner-300m hurdles (44.13); Adam Moster-800m run (2:06.88); Both 4 x 800m relay teams of: Liz Loichinger, Emma Gausman, Britany Venis, Haylee Harmeyer (10:58) and Quinten Gowdy, JJ Kuisel, Joseph Choi and Adam Moster (9:06.5); Both 4 x 400m relay teams of: Liz Loichinger, Taylor Rowlett, Emma Gausman, Haylee Harmeyer (4:35.16) and JJ Kuisel, Quinten Gowdy, Joseph Choi and Adam Moster (3:44); Boys 4 x 100m relay team of: Garrett Wagner, Isaac Barker, Gavin Koester and Dawson Lipperd (47.28).2nd place finishers were: Stephanie Nobbe-100m dash; Trysta Vierling-1600m run; Emma Gausman-800m run; Ethan Brewer-110m hurdles; Dawson Lipperd-100m dash; Joseph Choi-300m hurdles; Joshua Myers-800m run; Girls 4 x 100m relay of Gabby Gibbs, Taylor Rowlett, Morgan Meyer and Stephanie Nobbe.3rd places were: Shalee Harrington-400m dash; Katie Bohman-300m hurdles; Ethan Grossman-400m dash; Quinten Gowdy-800m run; Dawson Lipperd-200m dash.4th place finishers were: Roxi Hund-100m hurdles; Cheyenne Laker-300m hurdles; Gabby Gibbs-200m dash; Ava Ralston-3200m run; Dillon Murray-1600m run and 3200m run; Christopher Laymon-800m run.And finishing out the scoring in 5th place were: Katie Bohman-100m hurdles; Nathan Villani-1600m run.Despite the drizzling and cold conditions, there are A LOT of personal bests to recognize and they are listed below by event: 110/100m hurdles-Ethan Brewer, Katie Bohman, Cheyenne Laker; 100m dash-Gavin Koester, Dawson Lipperd, Austin Pohlman, June Palgaldia; 200m dash-Dawson Lipperd, Kavin Saravanan, George Ritter, Austin Pohlman, Aschton Geisen, Taylor Townsley, June Palgaldia, Michaela Nobbe; 300m hurdles-Katie Bohman and Cheyenne Laker; 400m dash-Kavin Saravanan, Ethan Grossman; 800m run-Joshua Myers, Liz Loichinger; 16000m run-Nathan Villani, James Gosmeyer, Dillon Murray, Trysta Vierling, Ava Ralston; 4 x 400m relay split-George Ritter, Ethan Grossman, Joshua Myers.Great job everyone! The JV squad will get a bit of a break as the Varsity will travel to East Central on Friday for their invitational. Hopefully the weather will begin to cooperate for our spring sports!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.
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