Rio Track & Field welcomes Lea Wallace to coaching staff

Lea Wallace - USA Track & Field Middle Distance RunnerThe Rio Americano High School Track & Field program would like to welcome highly decorated middle distance runner, Lea Wallace, to the coaching staff.

Lea is four-time NCAA All-American with Personal Records of 2:00.30 in the 800m and 4:09.13 in the 1500m.

Track & Field Honors:

  • 2013 Member 4x800m Relay Team Penn Relays, American Record
  • 2012 Olympic Trials Semi­finalist
  • 2011 NCAA Div­I Outdoor All­American, 800m
  • 2011 NCAA Div­I Outdoor All­American, 1500m
  • 2011 NCAA Div­I Indoor All­American, 800m
  • 2010 NCAA Div­I Outdoor All­American, 800m
  • Nine­time All­Conference Selection
  • Nine­time Academic All­Conference Selection
  • 2011 Sacramento State Student Athlete of the Year

Track and Field Achievements:

  • Only athlete in nation to qualify in both the 800m and 1500m at 2011 NCAA Outdoor Championships
  • #8 US ranked / #39 World ranked in 2013
  • Big Sky Conference Record Holder Indoor 800m
  • Big Sky Conference Record Holder Outdoor 800m
  • Seven-­time Conference Champion (800m, 1500m, Mile, 1600m Relay)
  • Holds six Sacramento State School Records

Additional Details:

  • B.A. Nutrition, California State University, Sacramento (2011)
  • Volunteers teaching nutrition and building vegetable gardens in under­privileged schools
  • Volunteer Coach for Girls on the Run International
  • Motivational Guest Speaker for local middle and high schools

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