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 April 16 is boys track and field athlete Javaris Shorter.
He began with three second-place finishes and two personal records on Tuesday at the Oak Lawn Quad meet in the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash and triple jump, and he followed it up with a solid day at the Tinley Park Relays on Friday. All four of Shorter’s events scored points for the Spartans. He was part of the sixth-place 4x100 relay, fifth-place sprint medley relay, third-place 4x200 relay and fifth-place triple jump relay.
With Shorter’s speed, the team’s 4x100 and 4x200 relays were the fastest of the season.
The other nominee for Spartan Athlete of the Week was Kevin Swatek (Baseball).