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Male Athlete of the Week-Patrick Cusick
by Greg Oshust
February 20, 2014 10:27 AM | 1652 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Patrick Cusick helped lead the Alpharetta boys’ swimming team to a strong finish at the state championships at Georgia Tech Feb. 6 through 8.

The junior finished second in the Class AAAAA boys’ 100-yard backstroke with a time of 49.70 seconds and placed fifth in the 200 individual medley at 1 minute, 52.73 seconds for the Raiders, who finished third in the AAAAAA team standings.

Cusick’s performance at the state meet capped off a successful season, which also included a win in the 100 butterfly (51.53) seconds and a third-place showing in the 100 backstroke (52.11 seconds) at the Fulton County Championships at Marist Jan. 11.

“Patrick is a team captain for Alpharetta swim and dive and his leadership and energy is vital to our team’s success,” Alpharetta swimming coach Lisa Marshall said. “Patrick is always analyzing our competition and collaborating with the coaches for our best relays and individual events.

“It’s great to have a student-athlete that cares about their teammates and the team result. He’s a huge asset to this team – not only for his talents in the water, but the heart he gives to this team. Patrick had an outstanding season and I can’t wait to see what his senior year brings for him and
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