Track and Field Sign Multi-Event Athlete To NLI

Leah Lambert is the latest athlete to sign a National Letter of Intent to compete for the San José State Track and Field team.

April 16, 2014

San Jose, Calif. - Leah Lambert, who ranks in the top-10 among California high school seniors in both the Long Jump and 100-Meter Hurdles, has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete for the San José State women's track and field team beginning in the 2014-15 school year.  Head Coach Jeff Petersmeyer made the announcement.

"We are excited to add Leah to our program next season," Petersmeyer said.  "She has a big upside and can help us in multiple events."

A senior at Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, Calif., Lambert currently ranks fourth among California seniors in the Long Jump with a career best 18' 11", in winning the Redondo Nike Invitational in March.  The leap is also the 19th longest among all high school seniors in the country.

A 14.68 in the 100-Meter Hurdles at the Redondo Nike Invitational is her fastest time this season, eighth quickest among California high school seniors this year and one one hundredth off her career best.

Lambert chose San Jose State for the opportunity to build its program and for its Justice Studies program.