Illini West track and field standout Connor Artman advanced to the Class 1A Boys State Finals Thursday with successful results in the long jump, triple jump, 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles. However, that certainly wasn't the most eventful part of the future Notre Dame athlete's day on the campus of Eastern Illinois University.
Artman explained on Twitter that while he was in the shower at EIU, where the team was staying, "a kid came in and shot me twice with a B.B. gun through the shower curtain."
He's expected to be ready to go for Saturday's State Finals in Charleston. In the meantime, the Charger Boys Track and Field squad has been moved off campus and to a hotel. The school has been in contact with IHSA officials about the incident.