The cross country teams from the EIAC traveled to Moores Hill Saturday morning for the conference championships. In the girls’ competition, the Batesville Bulldogs won the team title for second year in a row with 4 runners in the top ten.
Junior Brenner Hanna was the individual conference champion for the third time. Her winning time of 19:33 helped the Lady Pirates to finish second in the team standings. Liz Pavy earned all-EIAC honors for the third time. She placed 5th overall in 20:30. Sophomore Emily Mangels joined Hanna and Pavy on all-conference team. She finished in 6th place with a time of 20:35.
Olivia Colson crossed the finish line in 23rd place in 23:28. Junior Mollie Pumphrey returned to action and finished 27th overall in 24:14. Emma Wilmer came in 29th in 24:28 while teammate Sophie Nobbe was 34th in 24:58. The Lady Pirates are now 53-13 with one meet to go before the IHSAA tournament series.
Sarah Santiago was the top finisher in the reserve race. She placed 3rd in 25:50. Molly Brandes was 5th in a time of 27:15. Charlotte Anderson took 7th in 28:00, and freshman Kylee Simpson finished 9th in 28:31.