Batesville hosted the Ripley County track and field meet Thursday after a year’ hiatus. The Bulldogs picked right up where they left off, winning both ends of the championships. The boys were impressive with 125 points while the girls scored 110. Each won by north of 50 points.

The Bulldog boys won all but two events and the Lady Bulldogs won 11 times. Four young men were county co-MVPs, scoring 15 points each for their squad: senior Gabe Gunter, juniors Eli Pierson and Benjamin Moster and freshman Deacon Hamilton.

“The weather started off almost perfect and the Bulldogs took advantage of it with a handful of PRs,”said BHS coach Lisa Gausman. “The rain almost held off but started to come down during the last several events.”   

Gunter won high jump (6 feet) and pole vault (10-6), also part of the winning relays of the 4x100 (w. JJ Kuisel, Will Sherwood and Pierson; 44.49pr) and 4x400 (w. Pierson, Moster and Kuisel; 3:44.41). Pierson added victories in the 100 and 200-meter dashes (11.4 & 22.95pr). Moster won the 800 (2:02.75), 1600 (4:56.78) and teamed with Dillon Murray, Daren Smith and Kuisel to win the 4x800 (8:49.59). Hamilton swept the hurdles – 16.65 in the 110 and 43.48 in the 300 (pr).

Kuisel pulled off the win in the 400 (51.65). Ean Loichinger won the 3200 run (10:18.62) and Kurt Siefert long jump (18-7.75).

Katie Olsen, Ava Hanson, Carley Pride and Kaylie Raver won the 4x400 (4:30.78) while Raver, Megan Allgeier, Olsen and Hanson captured the 4x800 (10:15.5). Completing the relay sweep were Madelyn Pohlman, Elena Kuisel, Lizzy Nobbe and Ella Moster in the 4x100 (53.46).

Olsen broke the tape in the 400 (1:02.55pr), Hanson did so in the 800 (2:38.47), Lily Pinckley in the 3200 (12:18.22) and Allgeier in the 1600 (5:39.56pr). Georgie Doll won shot put (31-9pr), Pride the high jump (4-9), E. Kuisel the pole vault (8 ft.) and Katie Bedel long jump (14-8).

Emily Flood of South Ripley won the 100 in 13.36 and Kayla Simon of Jac-Cen-Del the 200 in 27.87. Flood also took the 100 hurdles (16.11) and JCD’s Cloey Simon the 300 hurdles (48.4). Shaylee Volz of JCD won discus (88-9). SR’s Ryan Miller won shot (46-4.5) and Luke Comer of JCD the discus (138-11).

BHS runners-up were Nate Deputy in pole vault, Nathan Villani in the 1600 (4:57.21pr), Vonley Hund in the 400 (53.81pr), Smith in the 800, Sherwood in the 200 (23.23pr), Adam Hollowell in the 3200 (10:19.09pr), Bedel in shot and pole vault (7-6pr), Pohlman in the 100, Pinckley in the 1600, Pride in the 400, Trysta Vierling in the 800 and E. Kuisel in the 200.

Hamilton was 3rd in long jump, Nobbe in the 200 (28.52pr), Maria Lopez in the 3200, Sam Robben in 110 hurdles (17.68pr), E. Moster in 300 hurdles (51.68pr) and Karson Macke in shot (38-8.5pr). 

In 4th were Chase Hamilton (discus, 300 hurdles), Austin Cornn (high jump), Siefert (100; 12 seconds-PR), Hanson (high jump) and E. Moster (100 hurdles).

5th place Dogs were Taylor Townsley (discus), Nobbe (long jump), Cora Deputy (100 hurdles).
Faith Martin’s 17.96 in the 100 was also a personal mark.