Leon Roach

 

Age: 19

 

Summary: pole vaulter at the University of California-San Diego who was placed fourth in the San Diego Collegiate Track & Field Championship last spring and became the only freshman of the school's top eight athletes who once vaulted 15 feet and 4 inches in the field.

 

 

Cause of Death: Massive head injuries sustained in a freak pole-vaulting accident

 

Born: March 6, 1990

 

Died: September 5, 2009

 

Location: La Jolla, California