Four Edison girls headed to college in track and field

Edison High senior Njeri Omawahleh, one of the state’s top performers in track and field this season, was one of four Tiger girls to sign National Letters of Intent Friday.

Four members of Edison High’s girls track and field team signed National Letters of Intent on campus Friday.

Njeri Omawahleh and Nailah Harris-Murillo signed with Fresno State, and twins Tia and Tara Edwards with Fresno Pacific.

Omawahleh has been one of the state’s top performers this season.

She’s contributed legs too Central Section record-breaking 400- (46.04) and 1,600-meter (3:46.04) relays. Both are ranked No. 2 in the state, and the 400 mark is No. 8 nationally.

Omawahleh, called “Jelly” by her teammates, is also ranked No. 2 in the section in the 200 (24.31) and 400 (55.62), and No. 4 in the long jump (18-2).

Harris-Murillo also runs on both relays and is No. 3 in the section in the 400 (56.27) and No. 5 in the 200 (24.91).

Tia Edwards runs on the 1,600 relay and is No. 4 in the section in the 300 low hurdles (45.53) and No. 6 in the 100 high hurdles (15.31).

Tara Edwards has contributed to the relays and is No. 7 in the section in the 400 (58.08).

Edison’s girls finished a close second to Buchanan for the section team title and are expected to be a top-five contender in the CIF State Championships May 31-June 1 at Buchanan’s Veterans Memorial Stadium.