Each week the Athletic Department and the Spartan Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) selects a Spartan Athlete of the Week. The recipient for the week of February 27 is boys track and field shot putter Patrick Michaels.
It certainly feels good to be at the top, and Michaels is getting used to that feeling thus far in the boys track and field season. Through three meets this year, he has yet to finish outside of the top two in the shot put. During this past weekend, he took home another second-place finish at the 10-team Bloom Township Track Madness Invitational. Michaels is currently ranked no. 23 in the state of Illinois for indoor shot put.
Another Spartan Athlete of the Week nomination was Madeline McGrath (Girls Track and Field).