Athletes of the Week – November 5


The last couple of weeks have been extremely successful for the Spartans. The Athletes of the Week of November 5 are Rachel Hodes, Zach Charalambides, Lauren McGaffic, and Dylan Smiley.

Cross country runner Rachel Hodes was Upper School Female Athlete of the Week. She placed 4th in the Regional Championships on October 31 and ran her personal record of the season, a 5K in 19 minutes and 57 seconds. She contributed greatly to the team’s win in this race and qualification for state championships, which will take place this Saturday, November 10.

Swimmer Zach Charalambides is this week’s Upper School Male Athlete of the Week. He qualified for the Regional Championships in the 500 Yard Freestyle, 200 Yard Freestyle, and the 200 Yard Medley and 400 Yard Freestyle Relay Teams. The Regional Championships will take place this Friday, November 9th in University School at NSU; they will start at 10:00 AM.

Lauren McGaffic helped the Spartans win their 2nd consecutive Regional Championship by running her PR time of 19:56, finishing 1st for the Spartans and 3rd overall.

Dylan Smiley was the District Champion in the 100 Yard Breaststroke and qualified for Regionals in the 100 Yard Freestyle, and the 200 Yard Medley and 200 Yard Freestyle Relay Teams.