Leon Roach, 19, UCSD Pole Vaulter Dies After Missing Landing Pad
Leon Roach, a pole vaulter for UCSD, University of California San Diego has died after missing the landing pad during practice.
The 19 year old Leon Roach landed head first on concrete during training and immediately became unresponsive. He was later pronounced brain dead at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.
A memorial service for Leon Roach will be held in Huntington Beach.
"A tragic accident involving one of our talented scholar athletes occurred on campus during a track and field workout yesterday," the statement read. "Words cannot begin to express our sorrow. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of this remarkable student."