Coed Varsity Track · Spring Sports Senior Spotlight: Patrick Shaughnessy


The COVID-19 pandemic has had great impact throughout the world in the last six months.  Locally, in addition to the obvious health affects that this virus has caused for so many people that have either gotten sick and some have died, the stay at home orders have had significant affects on everyone.  One of these things is the loss of the Spring Sports season.  This has impacted so many, from professional sports, the collegiate level, high school and middle schools, all the way down to the recreational level.  While so many have been affected, it is especially disappointing for the Class of 2020 who have lost their final HS season to compete for their school, enjoy their sport with their friends, and have the opportunity to impact others and grow themselves.  Because the Spring Sports seniors will not have the opportunity to be honored at a Senior Night for their respective sport this season, the Athletic Department will honor one senior from a Spring Covenant athletic team each day to honor them for their time as a CCHS athlete.

Today’s Senior Spotlight is Patrick Shaughnessy.  Patrick has run on the Track & Field team for two years.  Here’s Patrick’s senior biography:

Parents: Josh & Kimberly Shaughnessy

Career Track Highlight(s): Having the privilege of running with my fellow classmates, running in the final meet of my senior year

Favorite Sports Memory: Seeing Andrew Coleman run the 400m Relay

Other Activities: Cross Country, Baseball, DECA

Favorite Class: Economics

Future Aspirations: Study Pharmacy at Cederville University

Favorite Bible Verse/Quote: Isaiah 40:31 — ” . . . but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” (ESV)

Final Word: I have been blessed with the opportunity to attend this school for 3 years of my high school education, and it has been one of the hallmarks of my entire life. As a matter of coaching, Mr. Wildman has been unquestionably the best coach I have ever had, in any sport, ever. His dedication to me as both an athlete and a student has been extremely influential.

 

Patrick Shaughnessy in his 2019 XC picture. Photo courtesy of McIntyre Imaging.

 

Patrick Shaughnessy, part of the Baseball team in 2017. Photo courtesy of McIntyre Imaging.