Jerome Leslie
Jerome Leslie

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Plainsboro, NJ

High School:
West Windsor Plainsboro North HS

Event:
Jumps

Birthdate:
07/10/1988


Two-Time Regional Qualifier
Six-Time All-C-USA Performer


2011 Outdoor: NCAA Regional qualifier for the second consecutive year, this time in the triple jump... Runner-up twice and victorious once in the triple during his senior campaign... Set a then-personal best in his season-opener at the SEMO Invite, leaping 15.36m (50' 4.75") to place second in the triple jump... Was also runner-up at the Mississippi Open with a 15.31m (50' 2.75") jump... Set a personal-best and Memphis Tiger Invitational record in the triple jump, qualifying for the Regional with a 15.54m (51' 0") mark... Also third in the high jump at the Tiger Invitational with a 1.95m mark... Finished fifth in his final C-USA Outdoor Championships with a 15.51m (50' 10.75") jump.

2011 Indoor: Earned three top-five finishes, two in the triple jump and one in the high jump... Was runner-up in the triple jump at the EIU Mega Meet with a 14.42m (47' 3.75") leap, his season's best... Set a personal-best in the indoor high jump at the ASU Kick-off Klassic, with a 1.95m (6' 4.75") jump... At the C-USA Indoor Championships, finished sixth in the triple jump (14.37m; 47' 1.75") and eighth in the high jump (career-best tying 1.95m; 6' 4.75").

2010 Outdoor: Though he earned points on four occasions in the triple jump, the high jump propelled him to the NCAA Regional...season-best 14.41m (47'3.50") triple jump came at the Joey Haines Invitational, placing him third...career-best 2.10m (6'10.75") high jump earned him a spot on the podium and the bronze medal at the Conference USA Championships; it also qualified him for the NCAA Regional and was tied for the 62nd-highest jump of 2010 outdoor season...finished 33rd at the East Regional wtih a 2.01m (6'7") mark.

2010 Indoor: Saved himself during the indoor season, competing in only two meets...still earned points on three occasions...won the triple jump at the ASU Kickoff Klassic with a career-best 14.84m (48'8.25") leap...got himself another all-conference honor with a 14.15m (46'5.25") triple jump, earning seventh place.

2009 Outdoor: Competed at five events during the outdoor season...Placed third at the Joey Haines Invitational with a personal-best high jump of 1.98m (6-06.00)....Finished eighth at the same meet with a personal-best long jump of 6.86m (22-06.25)...Set another personal record at the Joey Haines Invitational with a 14.82m (48-07.50) triple jump, finishing fourth.

2009 Indoor: After a standout indoor season as a freshman, Leslie followed it up with nine top-five finishes...Finished in a tie for first in the triple jump with a personal best leap of 14.49m (47-06.50) at the EIU Mega Meet...Finished fifth in the long jump at the SEMO Invite with a personal-best leap of 6.71m (22-00.25)...Finished fourth at the C-USA Championships with a personal-best high jump mark of 1.94m (6-04.25).

2008 Outdoor: Competed in six meets while participating in the high jump, long jump and triple jump during the 2008 outdoor season for the Tigers...Set a season-best high jump height at the SEMOtion Relays with a mark of 1.90m (6-02.75) and placing fourth...Also took second place at the same meet in the triple jump with a season-best distance of 14.80m (48-06.75)...At the 2008 C-USA Outdoor Championships, equalled his season-best high jump mark of 1.90m (6-02.75) finishing in eighth place...Also set a season-best long jump distance of 6.80m (22-03.75), which earned him a 10th place finish...Earned another 10th place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 14.23m (46-08.25).

2008 Indoor: As a freshman, competed in the high jump, long jump and triple jump for the Tigers...Scored points in all six meets he participated in during the 2008 indoor season...Set a season-best long jump leap of 6.71m (22-00.25) placing seventh in the first meet of the year at the Arkansas State Kick Off Meet...In the high jump, recorded two top-five performances including a jump of 1.91m (6-03.25) landing him in fourth place at the SIU McDonalds Invitational...At the SEMOtion Relays, found himself on the medal stand for all three events he competed in...Recorded a long jump distance of 6.40m (21-00.00) earning him a third place medal...Received second place honors in the triple jump with a distance of 13.49m (44-03.25)...Received a first place medal with a leap of 1.88m (6-02.00) at the SEMOtion Relays...At the 2008 C-USA Indoor Championships, finished eighth in the high jump, long jump and triple jump scoring points in each event and earning an All-Conference performance in each of the events...At the conference championships, set a season-best height in the high jump of 1.94m (6-04.25)...Jumped 6.61m (21-08.25) in the long jump and set a season-best triple jump record with a mark of 14.00m (45-11.25).

Academics:
Has been a part of the Tiger 3.0 Club fortwo semesters and has been a member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for two years. Also earned one semester on the Dean's List.

Prep: Attended West Windsor Plainsboro North High School lettering in track and field under coach Brian Gould...Specialized in jumps...Also, played football and basketball...Earned MVP accolades in 2006 and 2007 for track team...Mercer County champ in long and triple jump in 2007...Holds county record in triple jump with 45'5...Won New Jersey Sectionals in high jump.

Personal: Full name is Jerome Rowan Leslie...Has three sisters Daniela, Sharlene and San-Sherray...Enjoys playing basketball...Majoring in business.

Leslie's Best Outdoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date
High Jump 2.10m (6-10.75) C-USA Champ. 5/16/10
Long Jump 6.86m (22-06.25) Joey Haines Inv. 4/4/09
Triple Jump 15.54m (51-00.00) Tiger Invitational 4/30/11
Leslie's Best Indoor Performances
Event Best Meet/Date
Long Jump 6.71m (22-00.25) SEMO Invite 2/20/09
High Jump 1.95m (6-04.75) C-USAChampionships 2/26/11
Triple Jump 14.84m (48-08.25) ASU Kickoff Klassic12/5/09
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