Category Archives: Cross Country



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Charlestown XC Invite Returns Successfully

XCInvitePicThe Charlestown High School Cross Country Invitational made a return for 2017 Saturday at Charlestown State Park; a truly great invitational venue for cross country running.  The Lady Pirate team finished second as a team (5-7 runners per team) and out of 30 total runners placed according:  4th Carley Conway (22:12.31); 7th Ashley Wight (23:06.48); 9th Katie Rhodes (23:32.83); 12th Alexis Gurr (24:04.74); 13th Skylar Cochran (24:16.25); 14th Claire Mitchell (24:35.57); 21st Kelsey Lakes (26:15.80);  and 24th Sam Matthews (27:30.21).  Corydon Central finished first with 25, Charlestown finished with a second place 38, ahead of Jeffersonville’s third place 61.  “The girls ran a great race this morning!  We now know what we need to learn/improve running against Corydon if we want to win a conference title!  Seniors we will miss you next year!”, commented Charlestown Head Coach Jerry Doyle.

The Pirate boys team finished the Invitational 5th as a team, finishing as follows out of 44 total male runners:  14th Josh McCoy (19:09.92); 29th Drashaun Morrow (21:03.07); 30th Harrison Adams (21:14.84); 31st Camden Latham (21:20.19); 34th Alex Settles (22:19.74); and 35th Ty Crace (22:22.16).  Floyd Central tooks the boys division first place scoring a 28, Jeffersonville second (64), Corydon third (64), Providence fourth (85), Charlestown scored 133 in fifth place ahead of Lanesville’s 166.  “Congrats to the Pirate XC team for running well! We are a young team and we are looking forward to improving!”, commented Coach Doyle.

Conway and Rhodes Advance to XC Semi-State

RhodesConwayRegionalThe Charlestown Lady Pirate Cross Country team as well as Pirate Seth Parker traveled to Brown County’s Eagle Park for the Regional round of the 2016 State Tournament.  The Charlestown ladies finished 7th as a team, only thirty-three spots from advancing as a team to Semi-State.  Individually Freshman Carley Conway and Junior Katie Rhodes both advance to next Saturday’s Brown County Semi-State.  Conway finished in 11th place in a time of 20:15, while Rhodes finished 26th in a time of 21:32.   “As a team, we continue to improve, as we were 10th last year at regional.  The ladies are already excited for next season, and vowing to work hard to achieve greater success”, commented Coach Jerry Doyle. Senior Pirate Seth Parker finished his career with a regional showing, and running a time of 18:21!  Thanks Seth for your outstanding work and representation of Pirate Athletics while at Charlestown.  Best of Luck to Conway and Rhodes at next Saturday’s Semi-State meet.

Lady Pirate Cross Country Finishes Third in Sectional

Charlestown High School Cross Country team traveled to Hanover College for the IHSAA Boys and Girls Sectional round of the state tournament.  Charlestown joined Austin, Henryville, Jennings County, Madison Consolidated, New Washington, Rock Creek Academy, Scottsburg, Shawe Memorial, Silver Creek, Southwestern (Hanover), and Switzerland County in the Southwestern Sectional.  The Lady Pirates were lead by freshman Carley Conway finishing in 3rd place with a time of 20:57.  Junior Katie Rhodes wasn’t far behind in 6th place with a time of 21:27 (her season best).  The girls team finished in 3rd place overall, qualifying Charlestown for next Saturdays Brown County Girls Regional.  Pirate runner Seth Parker also advanced for next Saturday’s Boys Regional, also at Brown County.  Congratulations to all!

Cross Country Improves at MSC Meet

XCallMSC2016Finally getting some great race day weather, the Lady Pirates finished 4th in conference with six Charlestown ladies finishing with running personal records, and 1 running a season best! Leading the way was Freshman Carley Conway who was conference runner-up, running a PR of 20:55, and also making All-Conference was Katie Rhodes in 8th place in a time of 21:41. Others running personal records were Claire Mitchell, Piper Clark, Kelsey Lakes, Alexis Gurr and Samantha Matthews.

The Pirate men’s team finished 8th in conference, led by Seth Parker in 32nd place in a time of 18:25. I was so happy to see 4 Pirates run personal records, with Josh McCoy and Harrison Adams both breaking 20 minutes for the first time this season. Also Matt Fellows (20:34) and Logan Gurr (21:19) ran personal records today. We are now looking forward to Sectional next Saturday at Hanover. I am amazed at the improvement over the last couple of meets. The ladies were only 3 spots behind Silver Creek for 3rd place. If they keep this trend up next weekend, we can definitely make it very interesting at Sectional!

Lady Pirates Win New Washington Invite

XCNWInvite2016Charlestown Cross Country made the short trip to New Washington Tuesday evening to compete in their annual invitational meet; along with the hosts, Scottsburg, Christian Academy, Madison Shawe, Austin, South Central, Crothersville, and Trinity Lutheran.  The Lady Pirates placed all seven girls in the top 20, replacing medals and earning the Invitational Championship!  Leading the way for Charlestown was Carley Conway in 3rd, Katie Rhodes in 4th, Kelsey Lakes in 10th, Claire Mitchell in 11th, Alexis Gurr in 12th, Piper Clark in 13th and Samantha Matthews in 17th.  “I really like the way our 3-6 runners are working together and pushing each other, and then I have Sam continuing to improve and set another PR tonight.  I am looking forward to seeing how we fair in conference this Saturday at Silver Creek!”, commented Head Coach Jerry Doyle,

The guys finished fifth as a team at New Washington, led by Seth Parker in 13th place and Drashaun Morrow in 17th place.  Running personal records were Drashaun Morrow, Josh McCoy and Matt Fellows. “I am proud of the guys for pushing themselves and achieving personal goals”, added Coach Doyle.

Lady Pirates Finish Fourth at Madison Meet

XCatMadisonCharlestown Cross Country traveled to Madison for participation in the Duke Meyer Classic (formerly known as the Madison Courier) at Hanover Saturday morning.  Lady Pirate medal winners were Freshman Carley Conway in 8th place and Junior Katie Rhodes in 13th place. “Our 3-6 runners really stepped up today with all of them running either a season best or personal record”, commented Coach Jerry Doyle.  The top 25 runners received medals, which included six Lady Pirates in the top 33!  Kelsey Lakes finished 28th, Piper Clark in 29th, Claire Mitchell in 32nd, and Alexis Gurr in 33rd.  Samantha Matthews, who finished in 46th, continued to show improvement as a new runner this season.  Charlestown girls finished 4th as a team, only 10 points from 2nd place New Albany, and 9 points from 3rd place Silver Creek; while Jennings County took the win.  “I can’t say how proud I am of these ladies today!  We are peaking at the right time, and I think this meet made them hungry to improve even more”, concluded an excited Coach Doyle.  Charlestown will make the short trip east to New Washington on Tuesday.

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