Category Archives: Track & Field

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.

Big Night at Stargazer for Track


On a cold, windy Friday night, the Pirate and Lady Pirate track teams headed to Corydon Central High School for the annual Stargazer track meet. After some great individual, and relay performances, the Pirates ended up in 2nd place with 94 points, out of the twelve team meet. Capturing first place honors were, Steven Delaney in the 110 and 300 hurdles, Brendan Lawler in the Long Jump, and Luke Finchum in the Shot Put. Also winning 1st place was the 4×1 team of Lawler, Charles Dickens, Mitch Wurtsmith, and Trey Woodward. Those winning second place were, Mitch Wurtsmith in the 110 hurdles, Trey Woodward in the 100 and 200 dash, and the 4×4 relay team of Delaney, Woodward, Bo Braunecker, and Drashaun Marrow. When asked about the meet, Head Coach Jerry Doyle stated, “I could not have been more proud of how the guys competed, in some pretty tough conditions. I look forward to next week, where we will be in a 4-way at Providence on Tuesday, New Albany Relays on Thursday and on Friday the 4×1 relay team as well as Steven Delaney will be traveling to Lafayette Jeff High School for the Sprinters Showcase.” Great job Pirates and best of luck this week!


The Lady Pirate team finished in third place out of ten teams at the Corydon Stargazer event on Friday night. For the Lady Pirates, first place finishes included DeAsia King in the Shot Put and Carley Conway in the Long Jump. Second place finishes for the Lady Pirates included King in Discus and Ilayah Keltner in the 100. Other notable finishes included Katie Rhodes, finishing fourth in the 3200 and 5th in the 4×800 (Conway, Rhodes, Gurr, Lakes). The 4×100 relay team finished fourth. When asked about their performance, Head Coach Kim Carroll stated, “This is the best overall performance at Stargazer for CHS Girls Track. Outstanding performances by DeAsia and Carly taking 1st place in their events, and Ilayah and DeAsia taking 2nd place in their events. Most all girls scored points for us and improvement in times/distances from our first meet. It was a great team effort and experience to participate in Stargazer.” Next up for the Lady Pirates: They will join the boys at Providence tomorrow, and they are traveling to Silver Creek on Friday for a girls only invitational.


Great job by our Pirate and Lady Pirate track teams!

All Events Cancelled – Thursday

Due to the rain yesterday and cold temperatures, all Pirate & Lady Pirate events have been cancelled for this evening. This includes JV Baseball at Lanesville, Softball at Corydon, Track & Field at Salem and Girls Tennis at North Harrison. The Charlestown High School Athletic Department has announced the following makeup dates for the postponed events:

Lady Pirate Softball at Corydon Central will now be played on Tuesday, April 18th starting at 5:00pm.

Lady Pirate Tennis at North Harrison will now be played on Friday, April 21st starting at 4:30pm.

Makeup dates for all other cancelled events have not been determined as of now.

Track & Field Dominate in Opener

Pirate and Lady Pirate Track & Field hosted New Washington and Rock Creek Tuesday evening in their season opener.  The Lady Pirates scored 131 to win the girls meet over Rock Creek’s 33 and New Washington’s 28.  The Lady Pirates won the shot put (Daniel), long jump (Conway & Keltner), discus (King), 4×800 relay, 100m Hurdles (Abel), 400m dash (Wight), 800m run (Mitchell) and the 4x400m relay.

The Pirates nearly swept all events (except two) finishing with 101 points to New Washington’s 20 and Rock Creek’s 20.  The Pirates won the shot put (Finchum), long jump (Lawler), discus (Braunecker), 4×800 relay, 100m hurdles (Delaney), 100m dash (Woodward), 1600m run (McCoy), 4x100m relay, 300m hurdles (Delaney), 800m run (Morrow), 200m dash (Woodward), 3200m run (McCoy), and 4x400m relay.

“We had a great first meet against New Washington and Rock.  We had many personal records set in our first meet of the season!  I am excited about the season, and very happy with the direction in which the Pirate and Lady Pirates track team is headed”, commented Coach Jerry Doyle.

Track & Field is back in action Thursday at Salem versus Clarksville and Salem.

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