Pirates Win Providence 4 way, Lady Pirates Set New Record

Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Track & Field joined Henryville and Rock Creek at Providence High School Tuesday evening for a four-way meet.  The highlight of the meet was the Lady Pirate 4 x 800 meter relay team of Gabi Gagnon, Kelsey Lakes, Whitney Andrews and Alysha Flaget setting a new school record.  The new record time of 11:19.8, smashed the previously record by over 30 seconds.  Additionally, Charlestown Lady Pirate first place finishes included Jenna Daniel (14’3″ Long Jump), Alysha Flaget (400 meter Dash 1:06.7), and Whitney Andrews (3200 meter run 13:26.3).  Whitney Andrews also placed second in the 1600 meter run and Alysha Flaget finished second in the 800 meter run.  “All runners had excellent performances this early in the season.  The freshmen did an excellent job in their first high school meet” commented Girls Head Coach Kim Carroll.  The Lady Pirates finished third with 54.5 points, behind first place Henryville (72) and Providence (62.5).

The Pirates had a very successful meet, finishing first with 83 points, ahead of Providence (57), and Henryville (53).  Charlestown first place finishers included Eli Daniel (Long Jump 44’11” and High Jump 6’1″); Steven Delaney (110 meter Hurdles 00:17.5); Charlestown 4 x 100 meter relay team of Eli Daniel, Tyler Olsen, TJ Jackson, and Trey Woodward.  Second place finishers were Daniel in the Long Jump, Jackson in the 400 m Dash, Mitchell Wurtsmith in the 110 m High Hurdles, Olsen in the 200 m Dash, Derek Walters in the 1600 m Run, Delaney in the 300 m Low Hurdles, and the 4 x 400 m Relay team of Jackson, Delaney,  Andrew Shaw, and Peyton Bradshaw.  “We had several outstanding performances tonight and I am extremely proud of all the runners.  Great way to start what looks to be an exciting season in track at Charlestown”, commented Boys Head Coach Brian Stewart.

Charlestown will next host the annual Pirate Relays on April 22nd.