Lisa Gausman, Batesville Track Coach, reported to me that former track star Hayden Merkel is now preparing to do missionary work in Iowa. Hayden recently finished his college work at Wright State University in Ohio. When trying to decide what he would do as a career, he felt a calling to do missionary work.Hayden holds the 800m record at Batesville High School and also has several 800m record times on some of the local tracks. Hayden was an all-around track athlete as well as cross country. Hayden was very versatile in that he not only was an excellent middle and long-distance runner, but he was a champion high jumper. We wish Hayden good luck in his mission work. Hayden would appreciate hearing from his friends as he enters this new adventure.