Northborough's definitely got a sporty gene running through it. But we have to pick but one, and based on a glowing nominations and stunning stats, Colin Davidson sprinted first through the finish line.
Since 1976, Jean Fedak has taught and coached at Algonquin High School: JV basketball, JV volleyball, varsity volleyball and, currently, varsity swimming. She said she's seen many athletes—great ones—pass through the courts, fields and tracks at the high school, and many are deserving of the Northborough Patch Athlete of the Year Award.
This year, however, her nomination went to Algonquin graduate Colin Davidson for his tremendous track and field accomplishments over the summer in Athens, Greece, at the Special Olympics Summer World Games. There, he secured a silver metal in the 800-meter run and a gold medal in the 4x400 relay. Davidson also placed fourth in the 1500 meter run, with a personal best time of 5:39 (more than a minute faster than his previous best).
"Colin has always strived to achieve his best and this summer's achievement is something that most athletes can only dream about," said Fedak. "I recently ran into Colin at the local grocery store, where he works. When I complimented him on his achievement he was extremely humble. In my opinion, Colin is most deserving of this award."
Thanks to everyone for the nominations. All the suggested athletes are phenomenal, and Northborough Patch hopes to feature them in the near future.