Girls Varsity Track · Girls Track beats Batesville

  Place Points
Franklin County High School 1st 75
Batesville High School 2nd 57

Up until this past week, the track team has been competing mostly as individuals. However, last Tuesday, the Wildcats took on the Bulldogs of Batesville in a duel meet. The FC girls team took down the EIAC foes with a final score of 75 to 57. The boys were not as fortunate as they fell to the Bulldogs 59.5 to 72.5.
“Batesville has a good program. Coach Gausman always has her athletes ready to compete,” said Coach Joe Davidson. “We definitely stepped up to the challenge.”
There were some surprising results in this first team meet. “The team aspect in a individual sport like Track is very underrated,” said Davidson. “I think some of the big surprising results happened because of the athletes were wanting to be the deciding factor in the team score.”
Cam Smith had his best throw of his life in discus with a throw of 116 feet and 2 inches; willing the event. Jacob Schatzle also broke a personal record (PR) in Pole Vault with a vault of 10 feet 6 inches. Zayne Reed was 2nd with a vault of 9 feet 6 inches. Hunter Tschaenn won the 100m dash with a time of 11.18 seconds. Schatzle was 2nd with a time of 11.46 seconds. Brady Bogan and Austin Herrmann went 1, 2 in the 110m Hurdles. Their times were 16.28 and 16.31 respectively. Both of these times were top 5 in the history of Franklin County Track. Tschaenn also won the 400m dash and the 200m dash with times of 52.2 and 24.28. The 400m time was the 3rd fastest time ever record at FC. Bogan also won the 300m hurdles (44.59s) with Cole Rapp (46.93s) coming in second.
For the girls, Grace Kruthaupt won the high jump with a jump of 4 feet 10 inches. Kruthaupt later won the 300m Hurdles with a time of 53.13 seconds. Both of these marks were PRs for her. Anna Schatzle won the Pole Vault. Emmie Dehner got her first ever win in discus throw, throwing 74 feet 4 inches. Ashlan Hill jumped 16 feet 10 inches to win the Long Jump. Katelyn Meyer won the 100m and 400m with times of 13.1 and 63.47.
“Katelyn has been a mid-distance runner for us the past couple years,” said Davidson. “In the pre-season, we noticed she was beating all the other sprinters in the short sprints. We just had to move her down.”
Lauren Kelley won the 800m run with a time of 2 minutes 31.72 seconds. This was the 3rd fastest time in school history. The relay team of Schatzle, Kruthaupt, Audrey Reister, and Claudia Mauntel won the 4x100m with a time of 52.62 seconds. Also, the team of Hill, Jenna Orschell, Kruthaupt and Meyer won the 4x400m relay with a time of 4 minutes 22.88 seconds.