July 10, 2000

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame sophomore Tameisha King (Mableton, Ga.) posted a runner-up finish in the women’s long jump at the USA Track and Field Junior National Championships in Denton, Texas, June 23. As a result of her finish, King qualified to compete in three international competitions, beginning with a U.S.-Canada junior dual meet in Montreal, Canada, July 17-23.

At the junior nationals, King finished second to the University of Florida’s Yolanda Thompson (21-3 1/4) with a personal-best leap of 21-2 in the 34-participant field. King’s mark also qualified her for the North America, Central America and Caribbean Championships in Monterrey, Mexico, August 3-5, as well as the World Junior Championships in Santiago, Chile, October 17-22.

King recently completed her freshman season with the Irish in early June, garnering All-America honors in the long jump with a ninth-place finish at the 2000 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. King set school records in both the indoor (20-4 1/2) and outdoor (21-1 1/2) long jump.

The 2000 USA Track and Field Junior National Championships attracted nearly 1,000 participants between the ages of 14-19 to the University of North Texas’ Fouts Field, June 23-24.