Women's Track Signs Versatile Sprinter/Jumper Destiny Longmire To NLI
May 2, 2016
Just over a week after recording three victories at the Inland Empire League Championships, Destiny Longmire signed a National Letter-of-Intent to compete for the San José State University women’s track and field team beginning fall of 2016.
Longmire is the 2016 Inland Empire League champion in the 100-meter dash, long jump, and was a member of Rancho Verde High School’s champion 4x100 relay team.
“Destiny is a great addition to our program,” said Spartans’ head coach Jeff Petersmeyer. “She will help us in the jumps and will also be a valuable member in the short sprints. I believe she has a lot of upside and will add depth to an outstanding jump group."
Longmire’s personal-best 19’ 3.50 in the long jump came earlier this year at the California Relays (3/19). She took first place in the long jump eight out of nine times this season, including the Mt. SAC Relays (4/15). Another impressive result was her third place finish among a stacked field of 45 entries at the Arcadia Invitational (4/8).
As a junior in 2015, Longmire reached California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) South Section Division I Finals in the long jump where she finished fourth.
Longmire is also seasoned in the triple jump where she was victorious in three meets during 2016.
In the 100-dash, Longmire clocked a personal-best 11.92 in the to capture the 2016 league championship. She took first place three times this season in the event.
Longmire joins Jennifer Sandoval and Jacqueline Escalera in the 2016-17 San José State signing class.