Heritage graduate and track and field standout Jaleal Hamlett made his college decision official this week, signing his National Letter of Intent to compete at North Carolina-based University of Mount Olive.
Hamlett is fresh off an appearance at The Outdoor Track & Field Nationals in Eugene, Oregon, where he placed 20th in the triple jump with a season-best mark of 44 feet, 7 inches. Prior to that, he earned the Virginia High School League Class 3 state triple jump title in dramatic fashion in June, when he earned a walk-off victory by recording a 44-04.50 on the event's final jump.
He also took home the Class 3 indoor triple jump title in March by posting a 44-01. Hamlett signed his NLI at Heritage's track & field banquet, held Tuesday.