The continual pursuit of excellence helped define the historical accomplishments of both JSerra senior Katherine Delaney and Woodbridge senior Gabrielle Scott throughout the 2011 track and field season.
JSerra senior Katherine Delaney continued a spectacular season in the 1,600. Holding the lead throughout the race, she won
the Division 4 title with a lifetime best effort of 4:46.82.
That time was the fastest among all four divisions and is the eighth fastest in county history.
“I came into this with a positive mind frame and I pushed myself as far as I could,” said Delaney, who is second in the state this season. “I feel honored and exhilarated that all my hard work is paying off.”
Delaney (2:14.00) also finished second in the Division 4 800 final to qualify for the Master’s meet.
With arms open and beaming smiles JSerra once again welcomed the grandparents of the JSerra community to the Wednesday morning mass.
In the company of over 72 grandparents, aunts and uncles, this year’s Grandparents Day was even grander then past years.
A special message about desire and a yearning for heaven inspired everyone to connect with those around them and celebrate life within their families and communities. After communion, Principal Waszak gave a truly encouraging speech to the grandparents and students.
Coach Dugard also had the opportunity to introduce the Lady Running Lions and present them with their trophies for all their accomplishments. He thanked his mother, who looked on from the crowd, saying “thanks mom for raising a runner, so that I could coach these girls.”
In honor of the Running Lions accomplishments and making JSerra history, Waszak announced that the students would enjoy early dismissal on December 10 to celebrate the team’s record setting successes.
Following all the excitement from mass, a special reception was held for all the grandparents and their students to allow them to socialize, enjoy refreshments, and gather their favor for attending – a commemorative t-shirt for each. JSerra Blog interviewed sister school St. Anne School’s Grandparents of the year, Thys and Elaine de Beer, who have two granddaughter’s currently attending JSerra, (pictured above).