Track Teams Race Past Expectations

ChaliceCupTrack Fifteen CCSC boys and girls competed in the 2014 MCSAO Track Championships against 16 other charter schools on June 4. Our boys’ team ran away with 3rd place and our girls’ team raced to a 5th place finish — the best results in the school’s history.

Upper School Principal and Head Coach Chris Cook reports on the remarkable improvement, “Two years ago our squads tied for last. In 2013, both the girls and the boys finished in 6th place, with 12 runners qualifying for the Championships. This year we had 15 runners in Championships, and came home with 3rd and 5th place finishes!”

CCSC’s top performers were:

Annie Appolon ’15, who won the girls’ 400 meter race and finished 5th in the 200m.

Yacer Lisieux ’15, who placed 3rd in the boys’ 100m and 5th in the 200m.

Biondy Lisieux ’14, who finished 3rd in the boys’ 800m and 6th in the 400m.

Hameed Salam ’17 finished 4th in the boys’ 200m and 6th in the 100m.

Congratulations to all runners on the track team, but especially to: Biondy, Yvens, Hameed, Arnav, Yacer and Jamal for participating for the boys yesterday, and Annie, Maya, Perardine, Yasmin, Kalkidan, Aamariana, Jadaa, Kerwean and Aryanna for participating in the girls’ meet. Thanks also to Coaches Lianne Swanson (lower school receptionist) and Chase Ferree (humanities teacher) for all their hard work and enthusiasm throughout the spring season.

The outstanding performance at the track meet helped CCSC claim this year’s Chalice Cup over Salem Academy Charter School. The Chalice Cup was created by the two schools’ athletic directors to inject some competitive spirit into their friendly rivalry. This year CCSC earned 9 total wins to SACS’s 6 across all three seasons of competition, and will have custody of the cup for the next year.

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