The Batesville Boys Cross Country Team traveled to Rushville Saturday for the Rushville Cross Country Invitaitonal. Competing against 16 other teams, Batesville came in first.The boys scored 53 points, followed by seocnd place Cardinal Ritter with 96, and third place Yorktown with 150.Running well for the boys were Caleb Moster who came in 5th place, followed by Connor Bell in 6th and Brice Keeton coming in 10th. Also scoring for Batesville were Grant Meyers in 14th and Clay Yeaton in 18th. Also running for Batesville in the varsity race were Quinten Gowdy in 22nd and Alex Batta in 37th.The boys will run again Thursday at Batesville in the Ripley County Meet.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.The Batesville Ladies Cross Country team were crowned champions Saturday at the Rushville Invitational in their 14 team division beating the field by 59 points.The Bulldogs scored 69 points to Yorktown’s 128 points, followedby Delta with 134, Greensburg 146 and finishing out the top 5, Rushville with 164 points.Batesville was led by junior Mary Poltrack coming in 3rd overall with a time of 20:41. She was followed by teammates Emma Gausman, 11th, running a personal record of 21:24, with Maria Wessel right behind in 12th. Rounding out the top 5 were Sarah Poltrack 21st and Audrey Weigel, 22nd who also ran a personal best. Also running on varsity were Katie Baumenr coming in 38th, closely followed by Madeleine Robben, 42nd. With these wins, the Bulldog’s record is now 16-0.Although the JV race was not scored, Kylie Lehman led the way for the dogs and 8 ladies ran a personal best. They were, Anna Kick, Audrey Maupin, McKayla Schloemer, Carley Fitzpatrick, Cheyenne Laker, Nikki Elkins, Kate Poltrack and Sam Heidlage.The Bulldogs compete again on Thursday at the County meet that will be held on Batsville’s home course.Courtesy of Buklldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.