Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Sports

May 18, 2013

Area athletes excel at sectional track and field meet

BATESVILLE — It was a big day on Tuesday in Brookville for area high school track and field athletes.

Franklin County High School hosted the annual Indiana High School Athletic Association sectional meet on the warm and breezy evening.

The Batesville Lady Bulldogs celebrated their first team title in 32 years and only their second in school history. The Lady Bulldogs distanced themselves from the 12-team field with a team score of 138 points. East Central was second with 123.5 points followed by South Dearborn with 115. The Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters were fourth with 67.

Individually the Lady Bulldogs performed well, but it was their depth that proved to the difference.

Field events kicked off the competition and the Lady Bulldogs garnered a pair of champions.

Dani Strobel claimed the pole vault title with a leap of 9’0”.  “The winds were blowing a bit at the beginning of this meet, making pole vault a little bit of a challenge,” BHS head coach Lisa Gausman commented. “Although this wasn’t a personal record for her, it was a new stadium record.”

Kim Tidman followed up with as the long Jump champion with a jump of 16’2.75”, which is a new personal best.

The Lady Bulldogs had two sectional champions in running events.

Ginny Westerfeld crossed the finish line first in the 100-meter dash with a personal best time of 12.62. Rylee Goldsmith claimed the 400-meter dash title with a time of 1:01.7.

As expected, Oldenburg Academy had a very successful evening in the distance running events.

The Lady Twisters opened the running events with a convincing victory in the 3,200-meter relay. Sarah Billingsley, Rachel Billingsley, Meredith Maier and Kirsten Ricke teamed up to win the race in a time of 10:03.

Sarah Billingsley claimed a pair of individual titles. The OA junior won the 1,600-meter run in a time of 5:17.37. She was also the champion in the 3,200-meter event with a time of 11:16.51, which was just off the sectional mark of 11:16.13 set in 2009 by East Central’s Krystal Studer.

Ricke raced to the finish line ahead of the competition in the 300-meter hurdles. The OA runner won in a time of 48.88.

Maier placed first ahead of the field in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:24.47. She crossed the finish line nine seconds ahead of the second place runner from Franklin County.

Second place finishers for the Lady Bulldogs were Emily Meer (300m hurdles, 49.83), Tidman (high jump, 5’3”), 4 x 800-meter relay team (Abbie Krieg, Andrea Nobbe, Lauren Eckstien and Kelsey Gausman, 10:42.15) and 4 x 400 team (Tidman, Meer, Gausman and Goldsmith, 4:14.11,

Third place finishers for Batesville were Ginny Westerfeld (100m dash), Gausman (1600m run), Goldsmith (high jump), 4 x 100 relay team (Michaela Westerfeld, Tidman, Paige Current, Ginny Westerfeld).

Rachel Billingsley added a fourth place finish in the 3,200-meter run and fifth in the 1,600 for the Lady Twisters.

Oldenburg Academy (Maier, Briana Tindall, Marissa Wroblewski and Ricke) was fourth in the 4 x 400-meter relay.

Fourth place finishers for BHS included Gausman (800m run), Whitney McCray (100m hurdles) and Courtney McCray (discus).

All individuals and relays that place in the top four of their event advance to Shelbyville Regional next Tuesday at Shelbyville.



Franklin County Track Sectional

Team Results

Batesville    138

East Central    123.5

South Dearborn    115

Oldenburg Academy    67

Greensburg    45

North Decatur    39

Jac-Cen-Del    25

Milan    21

Franklin County    19.5

Rising Sun    16

South Ripley    10

Lawrenceburg    1

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