Each month the Athletic Department selects a Spartan Athlete of the Month. The recipient for the month of October is senior boys cross country runner Jadon Pirkl.
In the month of October, Pirkl led the Spartans to a South Suburban Conference Red Championship by placing eighth overall and earning All-Conference honors. Then, at the Illinois High School Association Regional meet, he ran a personal best 15:36 for the three-mile course and placed 12th overall.
With that performance at the regional, he qualified to run in the IHSA Sectional. There, he placed in the Top 30. In addition to all of this success, Pirkl was invited to and competed in the ShaZam Racing Illinois “State” Cross Country Championships.