Congratulations to both the men’s and the women’s Batesville Bulldog track teams as they opened their season last night with two victories at home against the Greensburg Pirates. As this spring weather has been much like spring, the night started out fairly mild, but quickly began to get colder and colder as the sun continued to set. The Bulldogs proved that they could compete in both conditions as they started out the night with victories in the first relay (4 x 800) and also ended the night with a double victory in the 4 x 400m relay. The ladies beat the Pirates by just 12 points 72-60, while the guys won convincingly 98-34.There were 15 individual 1st place winners for the Bulldogs and they won all the relay events. Individuals that brought home a blue ribbon were: Morgan Meyer-high jump(4’9″) and long jump(13’10”); Stephanie Nobbe-Pole Vault(8’0″), 100m dash(13.19), 200m dash(27.28); Haylee Harmeyer-400m dash(1:06.34); Cheyenne Laker-300m hurdles (1:03.76); Kent Meyers-high jump (5’7″); Jake Cruse-100m dash (11.75); Josh Myers-1600m run(4:43.66) and 3200m run (10:54.31); Zach Harmeyer-400m dash (55.59); Garrett Wagner-300m hurdles (42.84); Quinten Gowdy-800m run (2:15.28); Gavin Koester-200m dash(24.59); 4 x 100m relays of: Gabby Gibbs, Taylor Rowlett, Morgan Meyer, Stephanie Nobbe (53.72) and Garrett Wagner, Dawson Lipperd, Gavin Koester, Jake Cruse; 4 x 400m relays of: Britany Venis, Taylor Rowlett, Emma Gausman, Haylee Harmeyer(4:38.72) and JJ Kuisel, Quinten Gowdy, Zach Harmeyer, Garrett Wagner(3:42.81); 4 x 800m relays of: Liz Loichinger, Emma Gausman, Britany Venis, Haylee Harmeyer(10:32.56) and Quinten Gowdy, Joseph Choi, JJ Kuisel, Adam Moster(8:54.1).Many 2nd place finishers were won by Batesville and they include: High Jump-Gabby Gibbs, Gabe Gunter; Long Jump-Taylor Rowlett, Adam Bedel; Discus-Dylan Flannery; Shot Put-Dylan Flanner; Pole Vault-Christopher Laymon; 110 hurdles-Ian Yorn; 100m dash-Gavin Koester; 1600m run-Emma Gausman; 400m dash-JJ Kuisel; 300m hurdles-Katie Bohman and Joseph Choi; 800m run-Christopher Laymon; 200m dash-Gabby Gibbs and JJ Kuisel; 3200m run-Liz Loichinger.And to finishing out the scoring for the night, 3rd place ribbons went to: Shot Put-Gabby Gibbs and Adam Bedel; Discus-Adam Bedel; High Jump-Katie Bedel; Pole Vault-George Ritter; 110/100m hurdles-Katie Bohman and Ethan Brewer; 1600m run-Adam Moster; 400m dash-George Ritter; 300m hurdles-Ian Yorn; 800m run-Emma Gausman and James Gossmeyer; 200m dash-Dawson Lipperd; 3200m run-Adam Moster.‘And one of my favorite things to report are the personal best performances. Being the first meet, there are many that set their standards tonight to work towards, but several had best results from years past to try and beat. We did have just a few that really started off the 2018 season on top, despite the cold conditions. Receiving a personal best from tonight were: Gabby Gibbs-200m dash and shot put, Rebecca Deputy-shot put and discus and Dylan Flannery-discus. Congratulations! May this list be quite a bit longer next week.’Bluugogs Coach Lisa Gausman.Batesville next meet will be Tuesday where they will travel to Franklin County to take on the Wildcats! Meet time begins at 5pm with the field events.