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East Central Boys Track Sectional Recap; Bulldogs win

Unedited recaps from local coaches…

Batesville’s Lisa Gausman- What an amazing night! The boys really performed at their best tonight with over 20 personal bests, Sectional Champions in 6 different events, 6 different events Sectional Runner ups, 13 of the 16 events moving on to compete at Regionals…all leading to the crowning of the Batesville Bulldogs being the 2021 Sectional Champions out of 13 teams with an impressive score of 150 points to East Central’s 129 points and Franklin County came in 3rd with 101 points. (Full results can be found at or
Individual Sectional Champions were:
Benjamin Moster-4 x 800m relay(8:23.11), 1600m run(4:40.4) and 800m run(2:00.58)
JJ Kuisel-4 x 800m relay(8:23.11) and 400m dash(49.75)
Ean Lochinger-4 x 800m relay(8:23.11) and 3200m run(10:30.45)
Daren Smith-4 x 800m relay(8:23.11)
Gabe Gunter-high jump(6’2″)

Sectional Runner up went to:
Deacon Hamilton-110m hurdles and 300m hurdles
Eli Pierson-200m dash and 4 x 400m relay
Adam Hollowell-3200m run
Gabe Gunter-pole vault
Benjamin Moster-4 x 400m relay
Vonley Hund-4 x 400m relay
JJ Kuisel-4 x 400m relay

3rd place finishers were:
Kurt Siefert-long jump
Will Sherwood-4 x 100m relay
Gabe Gunter-4 x 100m relay
JJ Kuisel-4 x 100m relay
Eil Pierson-4 x 100m relay

4th places:
Ean Loichinger-1600m run
Daren Smith-800m run

6th place ribbons were:
Sam Robben-110m hurdles and 300m hurdles
Eli Pierson-100m dash
Deacon Hamilton-long jump

7th places went to:
Willy Sherwood-200m dash
Nate Deputy-discus
Alex Murphy-pole vault

and 8th places were:
Willy Sherwood-100m dash
Vonley Hund-400m dash

Again, just like the girls, to automatically move on to Regional competition next week you needed to place in the top 3 of your event, meet state standards, or be one of the next 4 fastest times feeding into our regionals. As stated above, Batesville will be competing in 13 of the 16 events next week, with many events having both individuals competing. They are:
4 x 800m relay-JJ Kuisel, Daren Smith, Ean Loichinger and Benjamin Moster
4 x 400m relay-Benjamin Moster, Eli Pierson, Vonley Hund and JJ Kuisel
4 x 100m relay-Willy Sherwood, Gabe Gunter, JJ Kuisel and Eli Pierson
110m hurdles-Deacon Hamilton
300m hurdles-Deacon Hamilton
200m dash-Eli Pierson
400m dash-JJ Kuisel
800m run-Benjamin Moster and Daren Smith
1600m run-Benjamin Moster
3200m run-Ean Loichinger and Adam Hollowell
High Jump-Gabe Gunter
Long Jump-Kurt Siefert
Pole Vault-Gabe Gunter

Now for all the personal best performances for the night…
300m hurdles-Sam Robben
400m dash-JJ Kuisel
800m run-Benjamin Moster and Daren Smith
200m dash-Eli Pierson
Discus-Nate Deputy and Chase Hamilton
Shot Put-Chase Hamilton and Karson Macke
Pole Vault-Gabe Gunter and Alex Murphy
Long Jump- Kurt Siefert
4 x 100m relay team of Willy Sherwood, Gabe Gunter, JJ Kuisel and Eli Pierson
4 x 400m relay team of Benjamin Moster, Eli Pierson, Vonley Hund and JJ Kuisel
4 x 800m relay team of JJ Kuisel, Daren Smith, Ean Loichinger and Benjamin Moster
The 4 x 400m split-JJ Kuisel and Vonley Hund
The 4 x 800m split-JJ Kuisel, Benjamin Moster, Ean Loichinger and Daren Smith

Yes, it was an amazing night! Congratulations to everyone! Boys will compete at Warren Central next Thursday in Regional competition fighting for a spot to compete at the State meet.

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