BRADENTON, Fla. – Nadia Lee (Tucker, Ga. / Tucker) was in action today as she competed at the Outdoor Track and Field National Championships.
Lee entered the event seeded 15th and placed eighth which earned her First-Team All-American honors. The jump that sealed All-American status was Lee's third of the day, when she cleared a distance of 12.56 meters (41 feet 2.5 inches).
Head Coach Grant Lofdahl said "Nadia showed her true character today, no doubt about it. She's had a nagging muscle injury for a little while, and it flared up worse as she warmed up. She tweaked it on her first jump and it was looking doubtful, but she pushed the pain on her third attempt and crushed it. To come into the meet seeded 15th, be in pain throughout the competition, and take 8th, most people can't do that. That is physical and mental toughness. She's been a dream to work with, and Coach Stuck and I are ecstatic that she ended her career as our first-ever, first team female All-American".