Congratulations to Dons Alumna, Jennifer Valente for her team silver medal in the Rio Olympics for track cycling.
San Diego Native Track Cyclist, Jennifer Valente, has held the titles of Junior World Champion, Elite National Champion, Pan American Champion, Elite World Champion and now, Olympian! Her event at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is the Women’s Team Pursuit. Her teammates are Ruth Winder, Kelly Catlin, Sarah Hammer and Chloe Dygert. They raced Rio on Thursday, August 11t and Saturday, August 13th, 2016 and are coming home with the silver medal!
Jennifer attended Cathedral Catholic High School her Freshman and Sophomore years (2009-2011). While at Cathedral she played Varsity Water polo and was a lead in Technical Theater. She changed schools her Junior/Senior year to accommodate her competition/training schedule. Both of Jennifer’s brothers attended Cathedral Catholic. Tom Valenti from the Class of 2011 and James Valenti from the Class of 2015.