To be able to sit down and talk to 1978 Warrior graduate Leah Bridgeman Jager was a real treat. The enthusiasm that she possesses is infectious.
While at Del Norte High School she was a standout track athlete. Leah started her running career while still in the eighth grade.
Dee Sullivan, a former Warrior coach, recognized Leah’s talent and brought her over to the high school to workout with the high school team. In those days Dee ran the AAU track club that participated in Junior Olympic events.
In 1974, Leah’s freshman year, she placed 3rd in the long jump in her Junior Olympic age group.
In high school. Leah was a league champion during her sophomore and junior years in the 100 yard dash, the 220 yard dash and also as a member of the 4x100 relay team. Leah did not participate during her senior year, as she graduated early, making her ineligible.