Cross Country Competes in MSC Meet
The Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Cross Country team met at Hardy Lake in Scott County, with Mid-Southern Conference counterparts, to decide and settle the final 2014 conference standings for boys and the girls in their sport. The Lady Pirates (as a team) finished fourth behind Salem (3rd), North Harrison (2nd) and Silver Creek. Senior Whitney Andrews was the top Charlestown runner of the day, finishing 7th while Freshman Katie Rhodes followed closely in 9th place. Andrews and Rhodes, based on their respective finishes, qualified for All Conference Honors. Rounding out the Lady Pirate results, Alysha Flaget finished 20th, Gabi Gagnon 22nd, and Erin Kimbrell 25th. “It’s good to see Whitney Andrews getting back to form after her heat exhaustion/dehydration episode at Seymour, and good to have Gabi Gagnon back running well even with severe tendinitis! All of the ladies ran well today in the cooler weather, with junior Molly Sumner running a personal best today” commented Head Coach Jerry Doyle.
The Pirate (boys) team did not fair as well during the outing, however Coach Doyle stated that he is “proud of the effort that the guys gave today in the cold temps, and with some very good runners in our conference. I’m excited for next season when we can field a complete team, especially with 2 freshmen and 2 sophomores this year!” Seth Parker did finish his MSC run in a time of 18:44, after breaking into the record book on Tuesday.