Category Archives: Track & Field

Pirate Track Finishes 3rd at Jeff Sectional

SectionalChampsThe Charlestown Pirate Track & Field team found itself among the top three teams in the Jeffersonville Sectional for the first time in many, many years; finishing third as a team (out of twelve teams) behind Jeffersonville and defending champs Silver Creek.  The Pirates were led by two Sectional Champions as Senior Brendan Lawler won the 100 meter dash and Junior Steven Delaney won both the Long Jump and 300 meter hurdle events.  Lawler also placed second in the long jump and Delaney also finished second in the 300 meter hurdle event.  Senior Luke Finchum also had a successful Sectional, finishing second in the Shot Put event with a throw of 47’9″; heading to next week’s Regional meet with both Lawler and Delaney.  Trey Woodward placed third in the 200 meter Dash and is also Regional bound with Charlestown’s 4×400 relay of Woodward, McCoy, Morrow, and Delaney.  Congratulations on a very successful track and field season…..that isn’t over yet.  The Boys Track and Field Regional meet will be held next Thursday, May 25th at Bloomington North High School.

Lady Pirates Finish 5th at Sectionals, Advance Six

Charlestown High School Lady Pirate Track and Field made the short trip to Jeffersonville High School Tuesday night to compete in the IHSAA Sectional meet.  The Lady Pirates finished as a team in fifth place, out of 13 teams; while also advancing six of their team to four events at next Tuesday’s Regional meet.  Advancing are Jenna Daniel, in Shot put event; DeAsia King, in the Discus event; Tayte Motsinger, in the 100M hurdles event; and the 4×100 relay team of Ilayah Keltner, Jenna Daniel, Mackenzie Byrnes, and Carley Conway.  The Regional meet will be held at Bloomington North High School next Tuesday.

The above 4×100 relay also tied the 20 year old school record last night with a time of 53.50.  “We had several girls PR last night.  I am extremely proud of the girls advancing to regionals.  Our 4×100 relay ran great last night”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Kim Carroll.

Delaney & Woodward Claim MSC Titles, Pirates Finish 2nd

MSCchampsDelaneyWoodwardThursday night was the boy’s turn to compete for conference track & field honors as the Pirates traveled to Corydon High School for their Mid-Southern Conference Championship meet.  Charlestown finished an impressive second place overall, scoring 83 points; trailing Silver Creek’s 147 point first place card.  Brownstown, Scottsburg and Corydon rounded out the top five team scores.  The Pirates were led by two first place / conference championship finishers; as Trey Woodward won the 200 meter dash win a time of 23.15, and Steven Delaney won the 300 meter hurdle event and again shattering the school record with a time of 39.57.  Delaney broke the 300 meter hurdle school record twice this season.  Delaney also finished second place in the 110 hurdles (15.22), and long jump event (20’6.5″).  The Pirate 4×100 relay team of Brenden Lawler, Mitch Wurtsmith, Charles Dickens & Woodward also finished second with a time of 45.3.  The 4×400 relay team of Woodward, Logan Gurr, Drashaun Morrow & Delaney also earned a second place finish in a personal record time of 3:37.51.  Additional Pirate finishes of note including Luke Finchum’s 3rd place Shot Put finish (45’3.25″); Brendan Lawler’s 4th place Long Jump finish (19’11.75″); Bo Braunecker’s 4th place Discus finish (116’6″); and Trey Woodward’s 4th place 100 m dash finish (11.58).  Congratulations to Mid-Southern Conference Champions Steven Delaney (300 m hurdles) and Trey Woodward (200m dash); as well as to the entire Pirate Track & Field Team for finishing an impressive MSC runner-up this year.

Track & Field Finish Very Successful Regular Seasons

The Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Track & Field teams hosted a three-way meet with Rock Creek and Southwestern Tuesday night at Dutch Reis Field.  Charlestown swept first place in both boys and girls competition.  For the Lady Pirates, it was a milestone season, as they finished first in all of their regular season meets….which may very well be a first.  Charlestown girls won with a total score of 82, better than Rock Creek’s 38 and Southwestern’s 18.  First place girls finishes included:  Jenna Daniel Shot put, long jump, 4×100 Relay; DeAsia King Discus; Tayte Motsinger 100 and 300 Hurdles; Katie Rhodes 1600M, 4×800 Relay; Ashley Wight 400M, 4×400 Relay; Clare Mitchell 3200M, 4×800 Relay; Molly Brauneker 4×800 Relay, 4×400 Relay; Alexis Gurr 4×800 Relay, 4×400 Relay; Carley Conway 4×100 Relay, 4×400 Relay; Ilayah Keltner 4×100 Relay; and Mackenzie Byrnes 4×100 Relay.

“Senior Jenna Daniel finished her last home meet with personal bests in Shot put (increasing her throw 2′), and long jump.  She had a great night.  We had several girls improve their times/throws as well.  I feel we are ready for Conference and Sectional coming up in next 2 weeks”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Kim Carroll.

The Pirates scored 69 points to win boys competition, better than Southwestern’s 43 and Rock Creek’s 22.  The Pirates were led by the following first place finishes Tuesday evening:  Luke Fincum-Shot; Brenden Lawler-Long Jump; Bo Braunecker-Discus; Steven Delaney-300 and 110 Hurdles; Trey Woodward-100 Dash and 200 Dash; 4X1 Relay of Woodward, Lawler, Dickens and Wurtsmith; and the 4X4 Relay of Steven Delaney, Logan Gurr, Drashaun Morrow and Trey Woodward.


“It was good to finally get to run against competition again, as the North Harrison Invite was cancelled on Friday due to the weather.  With Conference and Sectionals coming up the next two weeks, we really needed the work”, commented Pirate Head Coach Jerry Doyle.

Next: MSC Conference, Tuesday, May 9th (girls) and Thursday, May 11th (boys).

ALERT! Cancellations Tonight

Please be advised that the softball game at home against West Washington and the Track & Field invitational at North Harrison are both CANCELLED for tonight due to the threat of severe weather.

Softball will travel to West Washington on Saturday, May 20th to play in their invitational. More information TBA.

Girls Track Wins, Delaney Becomes School Hurdle King

DelaneyThe Pirate and Lady Pirate Track & Field team traveled to Scottsburg High School Tuesday evening for a three-way meet including Austin.  Pirate Junior Steven Delaney, broke Charlestown’s school record in the 300 meter hurdle event with a time of 40.20; breaking Brian Baker’s 2006 record of 40.36.  Not to be finished, Delaney then became the school Hurdle King by breaking the 110 meter hurdle school record, logging a time of 14.99 and beating Adam Kemple’s 1996 record of 15.10.  The Pirates took second place at the boys meet with 48 points, behind first place Scottsburg’s 63, and ahead of Austin’s 44.

The Lady Pirates have won the girls meet scoring 90 points and better than host Scottsburg’s 45 and Austin’s 15.  Lady Pirate First place finishes include:  Molly Brauneker – 4×800 relay, 4×400 relay, 800M; Alexis Gurr – 4×800 relay, 4×400 relay; Katie Rhodes – 4×800 relay, 1600M; Clare Mitchell – 4×800 relay; Ilayah Keltner – 100M, 4×100 relay, 200M; Jenna Daniel – 4×100 relay, shot put; Mackenzie Byrnes – 4×100 relay; Tayte Motsinger – 100M hurdles, 300M hurdles, high jump; Carley Conway – 4×400 relay, 4×100 relay, long jump; Ashley Wight – 4×400 relay; and DeAsia King – Discus.

“We had 12 individual girls with personal record’s, and in the 4×100 and 4×400 relays.  I am so proud of the improvement all the girls are showing in each meet.  They continue to get better and better”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Kim Carroll.

Charlestown Track and Field is next in action Friday, April 28, in the North Harrison Invitational.

Track & Field Finish 1st and 2nd at Providence

Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Track & Field traveled to Clarksville Wednesday evening to participate in the annual Providence Invitational.

The Lady Pirates won the girls competition, finishing 83.5 points and better than Providence (71.5), Rock Creek (44), and Henryville (22).  Top Lady Pirate finishers included:  Jenna Daniel (1st in shot put and 2nd long jump); DeAsia King (1st discus and 2nd shot put); Carley Conway (1st long jump, and 2nd 1600M and 3200M Relays); Alexis Gurr (2nd 1600M, and 1600 Relay); Kelsey Lakes (2nd in 3200M Relay); Molly Brauneker (2nd in 3200M and 1600M Relays); Katie Rhodes (2nd in 3200M, and 3200M Relay); Tatye Motsinger (2nd in 100M and 300M Hurdles); Sara Abell (2nd in High Jump); and Mackenzie Byrnes (2nd in 200M run).  “Our field event people won 3 of 5 events, and took top 3 spots in long jump.  They did an excellent job placing in those events.  I am proud of everyone’s performance, this is a first the girls have won the Providence 4 way meet”, commented Girls Head Coach Kim Carroll.

The Pirates finished 2nd in the boys competition, only 9 points out of first with Providence, Rock Creek and Henryville.  Top Pirate finishers included:  Steven Delaney (1st in 300m hurdles, 1st in 1600m relay, and 2nd in 110m hurdles); Brenden Lawler (1st in Long Jump and 400m relay); Luke Finchum (1st in Shot Put); Mitch Wurtsmith (1st in 400m relay); Charles Dickens (1st in 400m relay); Trey Woodward (1st in 400m relay and 2nd in 100m dash); Drashaun Morrow (1st in 1600m relay, 2nd in 400m dash, and 2nd in 3200m run); Bo Braunecker (1st in 1600m relay); Josh McCoy (2nd in two mile run, and 2nd in 3200m relay); Zack Bower (2nd in 3200m relay); and Logan Gurr (2nd in 3200m relay).  “Another great showing by our Pirate Track and Field!  It’s great to see steady improvement as this was only our 3rd meet. With back to back meets, and 3 in a row for our 4X1, and Steven in the 110 hurdles, we rested some people in certain events. So only being 9 points out of first place, I am very pleased with our performance!”, commented Boys Head Coach Jerry Doyle.

Track and Field will be in action again on Friday, April 14th at the Silver Creek Invitational.

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