Pirkl Overcomes Mud, Cold To Advance To IHSA State Cross Country Finals


Each week the Athletic Department selects a Spartan Athlete of the Week. The recipient for the week of November 4 is junior boys cross country runner Jadon Pirkl.

Pirkl ran a great race in the Illinois High School Association Boys Cross Country Sectional. He managed the elements and placed 13th overall to qualify for the state finals. Pirkl became the first runner since 2011 from OLCHS to qualify for the state meet.

Other nominees for Spartan Athlete of the Week included Mia Kennelly (Girls Volleyball), Veronika Stelter (Girls Cross Country), Sude Cebi (Girls Swimming).

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