The Batesville High School boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Greensburg for their annual invitational. Eleven schools were in competition on a very windy and chilly evening.After a hard fought battle, Batesville boys came out on top separated from East Central by a mere 3 points. Batesville finished with 60 points to East Central’s 63. Greensburg took 3rd with 102 followed by South Dearborn’s 116 and Oldenburg Academy finishing the top 5 with 120.Scoring for Batesville were Caleb Moster, who came in 7th, Connor Bell in 8th, Clay Yeaton in 14th, Brice Keeton in 15th and Quinten Gowdy in 19th. While the top 2 runners ran an outstanding race, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th runners really stepped it up and ran hard through the finish to bring Batesville the victory. Also running on Batesville’s varsity team were Alex Batta in the 40th spot and Elliot Main in 45th. In the reserve race both Will Sittloh and Josh Nobbe ran personal bests. Will with a time of 23:39 and Josh with a time of21:10. Derek Nobbe also ran a good race with a time of 21:04.On the girls side, it was East Central that out nudged the Bulldogs by 7 points. East Central finished with 50 points to Batesville’s 57. Greensburg took the 3rd place spot at 67 points. They were followed by Connersville in 4th with 101 and again Oldenburg Academy finished out the top 5 with 117. Leading the way for Batesville was Emma Gausman in 6th running at 20:43. She was followed by teammate Mary Poltrack in 7th at 20:58. Maria Wessel was 3rd for Batesville in 13th, Audrey Weigel 17th and Kylie Lehman 20th. Also running for varsity was Sarah Poltrack in 24th place with Katie Baumer right behind her in 25th.Again, even though the JV race was not scored, the team really ran well, with 5 girls running a personal best in very windy conditions. Winning the girls race and running a personal best was freshman Carly Fitzpatrick with a time of 22:56. Batesville also captured the next 6 spots. In order they were Madeleine Robben, Audrey Maupin, Breanna Hartman, Anna Kick, Cheyenne Laker and Taylor Meyers. Heidi Shaw came in 10th followed closely by teammate Mary Catherine Barnett in 12th. Also receiving awards were Candice Roell in 16th and Kate Poltrack in 19th. Besides Carly, Anna Kick, Taylor Meyers, Kate Poltrack and Nikki Elkins ran personal bests for the night.The Bulldogs now have a week off of competition as they prepare for the tournament round. Sectionals is next Saturday, October 10th, hosted by South Dearborn at Moores Hill Elementary School. Boys run at 9:00am and the girls will follow. Good Luck Bulldogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.