Each week the Athletic Department selects a Spartan Athlete of the Week. The recipient for the week of September 9 is boys Cross Country runner Jadon Pirkl.
On Saturday, Pirkl followed up his Top 10 finish in the previous week with a first-place finish at the Reavis Running Rams Invitational. He finished first out of 126 runners and beat the closest competitor by 10 seconds. He ran the three-mile course in a time of 16:32.
Other nominees for Spartan Athlete of the Week included Alexander Rodriguez (Boys Golf), Damian Komperda (Boys Soccer), Lillian Featherstone (Girls Swimming), Anthony Bitner (Football), Grace Delberto (Girls Tennis), Sydney Rozhon (Girls Volleyball), and Emma McGrath (Girls Cross Country).