Charlestown Cross Country participated in the annual Scottsburg Invitational Tuesday evening. On a very hot and humid evening at Hardy Lake, Lady Pirate Cross Country Runner Katie Rhodes placed 4th overall for the ladies, while fellow runner Andrew Shaw ran a good race to place 15th for the men.
Charlestown Cross Country will be back in action next Tuesday at the Christian Academy Invitational where the Lady Pirates are two-time defending champions!
Former Charlestown Pirate Cross Country standout Whitney Andrews participated in her first collegiate meet Tuesday, running in a Hokum Karem at Anderson University in Indianapolis. Whitney and her teammate Margo placed 2nd overall in the meet against Franklin. “Proud of her for representing Charlestown XC at the collegiate level”, commented Charlestown Cross Country Coach Jerry Doyle.
Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country ran the Hokum Karem event at Silver Creek Tuesday evening. The Lady Pirate team of Katie Rhodes and Gabi Gagnon finished 7th in a time of 41:14 with 6:52 mile splits; and the team of Kelsey Lakes and Erin Kimbrell finished 22nd in 46:45 with 7:47 mile splits. The top 25 teams received medals. The Pirate team of Andrew Shaw and Seth Parker finished 10th in a time of 33:59 with 5:39 mile splits. The Pirates also received medals for their performance! “It was a beautiful evening for running! We are off until next Thursday at North Harrison, so we have a whole week that we can work hard and keep improving! I’m proud of everyone tonight! Great job PIRATE XC”, commented Head Coach Jerry Doyle.
The Charlestown High School Cross Country traveled to New Albany Saturday morning and competed in the annual Bulldog Classic. The Lady Pirates were led once again by Sophomore Katie Rhodes, who finished 5th overall; as a team the girls finished fourth out of an eight team field, on a beautiful day! The Pirates were led by Andrew Shaw and finished eighth as a team. “I’ve seen, over the first two meets, improvement each time, with Sophomore Matt Fellows and Freshman Harrison Adams setting personal records Saturday”, commented Head Coach Jerry Doyle. Cross Country will will be at the Silver Creek course on Tuesday for one of our favorite meets with the two person team concept Hokum Karem. “The first runner runs a mile then tags their partner who runs a mile. Each person does this 3 times for a total of 6 miles per team”, explained Coach Doyle. For more information about Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country, go to www.PiratePride.BLUE/CrossCountry.
Charlestown Cross Country competed in Seymour’s ten team meet Thursday evening. The girls were led by medal winner Sophomore Katie Rhodes in 10th place in a time of 22:03. The Lady Pirates finished 6th as a team. “There were a lot of nerves for our first meet, but I’m so proud of everyone’s performances”, commented Head Coach Jerry Doyle.
The boys were led by Senior Andrew Shaw, just one spot out of medal contention, in 16th place. The Pirates finished 7th as a team. “I am so happy that they (the boys team) can compete as a team this year! We’re already looking forward to this Saturdays meet at the Bulldog Classic at Prosser in New Albany!
Three members of the Charlestown HS Cross Country team competed this past weekend in the AAU National Championship in Lawrence, Kansas. Whitney Andrews (senior), Katie Rhodes (freshman), and Alysha Flaget (senior) placed 14th, 16th, and 18th respectively overall in the 15-18 age group. Andrews and Flaget placed 6th and 7th in the 17-18 group and Rhodes placed 10th in the 15-16 group – with all three receiving medals. In addition, their team of six (which included 3 other area girls) placed 3rd overall as a team – receiving team place medals as well. Congratulations girls! Great job representing Pirate Nation!
Charlestown Lady Pirate Cross Country runners Whitney Andrews and Katie Rhodes traveled back to Brown County Saturday, with their Coach Jerry Doyle, to run the Semi-State meet. Senior Andrews and Freshman Rhodes finished 79th and 80th, and both in a time of 21:02, and against 178 other girl qualifiers. Their finish did not advance them to the state finals, however their representation of Pirate Nation was awesome; just as it was all season long. “It was a sad day in a sense, being Whitney’s last race, but also great to see her go out on a high note, and to see her pass the torch to Katie! Whitney has been the best runner to come through Charlestown in many years, and has set the bar very high for future Lady Pirates, however I already see that Katie has the talent and desire to be one of the top runners in this part of the state over the next 3 years! Along with her is Gabi Gagnon, Erin Kimbrell and Isabella Golja, all freshmen, and Junior Molly Sumner coming back next year. I am very excited for next season already”, commented Coach Doyle. Congratulations to the Lady Pirate Cross Country team for an outstanding season, and especially Semi-State qualifiers Senior Whitney Andrews and Freshman Katie Rhodes. For more information on Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country, go to www.PiratePride.BLUE/CrossCountry