Athlete of the Week Presented by College Hype 1/9/23: AJ Barrett

January 9, 2024 – Story by Joshua Ross, photos by William Wassersug

This week’s Athlete of the Week presented by College Hype is senior AJ Barrett.  AJ is a captain on the track & field team and has been the top points getter for the second meet in a row.  AJ competes in the long jump, high jump and 55m hurdles.  Last week vs Duxbury, he finished first in the high jump and long jump and finished second with a new personal record in the hurdles.

“AJ is a very talented successful multi event athlete, who succeeds at many different events,” says head coach Fred Jewett.  “He is at the top of the Patriot League for the second year in a row in the hurdles, high jump and long jump.  AJ is a fierce competitor who is humble and respectful with everyone he meets. He is respected by coaches and athletes throughout the Patriot League because of his positive attitude and competitive spirit. He routinely is the last guy going home because of his practice schedule. Each week he steps up and competes in a very disciplined way that inspires his teammates.”

Fellow senior captain Brendan Burm adds that he is “super hard working and is really good at what he does. He’s been a huge help leading the team this season. He always has a positive attitude and leads by example.”

Congrat AJ!


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