| The Batesville Jr. High track teams participated in two meets this spring. They traveled to New Albany on April 2 and on April 13, they traveled to Byhalia.
In girls events at New Albany, Batesville girls did not perform as well as head coach Will "Pete" Robertson expected. They only earned 26 points. There were three third place finishes, two fourth place, four fifth place finishes and one sixth place finish.
Placing third were Noel Griffin in the 3200 meter (2-mile run); Ricca Proctor in the 100 meter dash, and Kierra Robertson in the long jump with a 13’1" distance.
Bringing home fourth place finishes were 800 meter relay team of Kierra Robertson, Zandreyia Williams, Aquarius Wallace and Ricca Proctor; and Jasmus Johnson in the 800 meter run with a 3:20.08 time.
Fifth place finishes were Noel Griffin in the 1600 meter (1-mile) run, the 400 meter relay team of Kierra Robertson, Williams, Wallace and Proctor; the 1600 meter relay team of Noel Griffin, Johnson, Jacambria Ladd and Proctor; and Kierra Robertson in the 200 meter dash with a time of 30.9 seconds.
In Byhalia, the girls had a much better showing with 51 points and two first place finishes, four second place finishes and two third place finishes.
In first place were Ricca Proctor in the 100 meter dash with a time of 13.87 seconds and Christen Savage in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:13.22 minutes.
Finishing second was Noel Griffin in the 3200 meter run with a time of 15:41.90 minutes. The 800 meter relay team of Kierra Robertson, Zandreyia Williams, Jacambria Ladd and Ricca Proctor finished second with a time of 2:04.18 minutes.
Ladd finished second in the 800 meter run with a time of 3:14 minutes and Proctor ran the 200 meter dash in 30.1 seconds for second place.
Griffin ran the 1600 meter run in 7:14 minutes for third place. The 400 meter relay team of Kierra Robertson, Williams, Wallace and Proctor clocked a time of 58.12 seconds for third place.
The girls also placed third with the 1600 meter relay team and clocked a time of 5:12.08 minutes with members Griffin, Johnson, Ladd and Savage.
The Batesville Jr. High boys logged 63 points at New Albany and 94 points at Byhalia.
At New Albany there were two first place finishes by Ronald Ware in the 3200 meter run and the 800 meter run. His time in the 800 meter run was 2:29.31 minutes.
Nolan Parker received one of the two second place ribbons in the 3200 meter run. The other went to the 800 meter relay team of Dennis Draper, Jeremiah Watson, William Hentz and Montez Griffin with a time of 1:40.85 minutes.
There were three third place finishes in discus throw by Corey Hill with 117’0"; William Hentz in the 200 meter dash in 24.8 seconds and the 400 meter relay team of Dennis Draper, Michael Johnson, William Hentz and Montez Griffin with a time of 48.8 seconds.
In fourth place were Hayden Renfro in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:54.38; and Dennis Draper with a long jump distance of 17’9".
In fifth place were Chaven Marshall in the 400 meter dash in 1:03.62 minutes; and the 1600 meter relay team of Jamarcus Andrews, Tilmus Jackson, Martez Hooks and Lakerdrich Moten with a time of 4:24.62 minutes.
The Jr. High Tigers earned five first place finishes at Byhalia, seven second place finishes, four third place finishes, and one fourth place.
Nolan Parker finished first in the 3200 meter run with a time of 14:27 minutes, followed by teammate in second place Ronald Ware with a time of 14:41 minutes.
Parker ran the 800 meters in 2:29.00 minutes, followed by Ware in second with a time of 2:31.07 minutes.
The 800 meter relay team of Draper, Johnson, Hentz and Griffin finished first with a time of 1:42.29 minutes for first place.
Also in first place, Jamarcus Andrews finished the 300 meter hurdle in 48.5 seconds and Cameron McGhee throw the discus 94 feet.
Montez Griffin placed second in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.94 seconds. In the 1600 meter run, Hayden Renfro was second with a time of 6:01.11 minutes followed by teammate
Ty Ferguson in third with a time of 6:14.12 minutes.
Also in second place was the 400 meter relay team of Draper, Watson, Hentz and Griffin.
William Hentz ran the 200 meter dash in 25.8 seconds for a second place finish. Draper had a 17’4" high jump distance to finish in second.
Third place finishers were Chaven Marshall in the 100 meter low hurdles and the 400 meter dash in 1:03.12; the 1600 meter relay team of Andrews, Moten, Jackson and Hooks.
Conor Ferguson placed fourth in the shot put with a 43’8" distance.