- Keith Hjelle
Charger Girls' Track Team Takes Five firsts at Greene County Invite
In light of the fact that the results of the Charger girls' track meet at Greene County (Jefferson) were incomplete, and inaccurate as well, this report will also be incomplete. The Charger team was also "incomplete" since the seniors on the team were finishing up their class trip to Washington D.C.
Information provided by coach Colin Shawgo indicate that the Chargers' performed well, as the team came up with five first place finishes, a second place, and three third places.
Capturing firsts were Madison McDermott in the shot put, Kate Crawford in the 3000, 1500, and 800 and the 3200 meter relay consisting of Audrey Stowe, Jorja Hoover, Rylee Sloss, and Kendra Campbell.
McDermott took second in the discus throw, while Madey Kelsey finished third in the shot put. Other thirds went to Chloe Largent in the high jump, and Rylee Sloss in the 800 meter run.
Shawgo was happy with his squad's efforts. "It was a good starting point for us. We had a lot of competitive races all night, and the girls put in a ton of effort," the Charger mentor said. "The times aren't where we want them to be yet, but it is still March so I have no doubt that we will get there. This is a great group of girls to coach, and their ability to stay positive and keep working to get better is awesome to see. Hopefully we can follow up some of these good performances on Thursday at Perry."
Both the Charger girls' and boys' teams will compete at Perry this Thursday, March 28, with field events scheduled to begin at 4:45.