SOLANA BEACH — St. James Academy recently held its annual Sports Awards Banquet to honor student athletes.
Among the recipients, eighth-grader Grant Zebold was recognized for his recent performance at the annual North County Parochial League Track Meet hosted by Cathedral Catholic High School in May 2009.
Zebold placed first in the 100-meter, 200-meter and 400-meter races, and in the long jump and high jump events and was named “Athlete of the Meet.” The annual track meet draws participation from 10 parochial elementary schools. St. James Academy placed third in the overall meet and was represented by more than 50 students, including eighth-grader Dana Conlin who won four silver medals and fourth-grader Zachary Green who won four gold medals.
“The purpose of our sports program is to teach and exemplify the basic human values of sportsmanship, cooperation and teamwork,” said Donna Kruszona, principal of St. James Academy. “It fosters friendships, provides leadership opportunities, and helps students develop a positive attitude toward sports and athletic competition. We are extremely proud of Grant Zebold and of all our student athletes who proudly represented
St. James Academy at the track meet and in sporting events throughout the year.”
Other athletic accomplishments for the year included first-place Division Championship for three girls’ volleyball teams and one boys’ basketball team. Additionally, the eighth-grade girls volleyball team won two San Diego volleyball tournaments and the sixth-grade girls basketball team won second place at the North County Parochial League basketball tournament.