November 23, 1998

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame women’s track and field team announced the signing today of high school All-American long jumper Tameisha King (Mableton, Ga.) to a national letter of intent. King is the first track athlete to sign with the Irish for the class of 2003.

King has won back-to-back long jump titles at the USA Track & Field (USATF) Junior Olympic Championships, in addition to placing second in the 100-meter hurdles and the 4X100-meter relay last summer. At the 1998 Georgia Games State Championships and the USATF Junior Olympic Region III Championships, she posted a mark of 20-feet in the long jump en route to two first-place finishes. The senior at Pebblebrook High School has also received such accolades as Atlanta Track Club “Track Woman of the Year”, the 1997 Atlanta Sports and Fitness Magazine and Marietta Daily Journal runner of the year awards and has been selected a World Junior Elite Jumper by the USATF.

“She’s one of the top long jumpers and hurdlers in the country,” says Notre Dame assistant coach John Millar. “She will have an immediate impact on our program and really open the door for us in attracting other athletes with similar accomplishments.”