Friday, July 2, 2021
Cristina Cruz - Christopher Columbus HS
MIAMI | Eddy Alvarez and Jon Jay, alumni of Christopher Columbus High School, will join the U.S.A. baseball team for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Alvarez, a 2008 graduate of Columbus High, will be the 11th American to participate in both the Winter and Summer Olympics. In 2014, he won a silver medal in speed skating at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia – the first Cuban-American male on a U.S. Olympic speed skating team.
Jay, who graduated from the Marist school in 2003, became a World Series champion in Major League Baseball in 2011 as a starting centerfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Summer Olympics are scheduled for July 23 through Aug. 8.