Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

January 28, 2014

Bulldogs fall short in pool to East Central

The Batesville Herald-Tribune

---- — Batesville traveled to East Central High School for a dual meet and came away on the short end by a score of 100-80.

“The swimming portion of the meet was within eight points so I am pretty happy with our swims,” BHS coach TJ Greene commented. “We have been out of the water so much this season due to weather, it is hard to gauge the potential of some of these guys.”

Senior Matt Weiler put his name in the record books by swimming to a winning time of 1:01.71 in the 100 yard breaststroke.

“Matt is so balanced in all eight events, I can put him anywhere and he is going to succeed,” Greene commented. “The breaststroke record is our most competitive record. It’s been broken 21 times by nine different swimmers in the 12 year history.

“Already this year, Hatcher and Weiler have bettered last year’s mark three times,” he added.

In addition to the breaststroke, Weiler was a winner in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 22.11.

Thomas Hatcher was also a double winner. He posted a personal best time of 5:26.23 in the 500 yard freestyle and a 57.74 in the 100 yard butterfly.

“Thomas swam one season with a damaged shoulder and missed half a season recovering from it,” Greene commented. “It’s amazing he has been able to be so productive these last few years ... he’s a strong kid.”

Seth Parker was the lone second place finisher for the Bulldogs in the 100 yard backstroke.

Evan Miller (200 free, 50 free), Jacob Hawkins (200 IM/500 free), Kegan Main (100 fly), Zach Hall (100 back) and Damien Pelo (100 breast) all finished third in their respective events.

Jonathan Kunkel (50 free) and Harsh Patel (100 free) were winners in their junior varsity events.

The Bulldogs are 13-5 on the season (9-4 in EIAC).