Leonardo Legister anticipates Olympic Trials June 24
KINGSTON, Jamaica, June 1, 2021 - As the The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) continues to make plans for the Tokyo Olympics, Former St Elizabeth Technical High (STETHS) 400m hurdler Leonardo Ledgister of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) could shortly book his place on Jamaica’s team to Tokyo.
On Saturday, Ledgister achieved the qualifying mark at the NCAA West Regionals at Texas A&M University in College Station.
He ran a personal best 48.79 seconds to place second in breaking the TAMU-CC school record for the third time this season as he dipped under the 48.90 seconds Olympic Games standard.
To secure his place on the flight to Tokyo however, Ledgister has to compete at the Jamaican Senior Trials set for June 24-27 at the national stadium which will serve as the Olympic qualifier.
He is the second Jamaican man to achieve the Olympic standard, ironically, joining former STETHS and TAMU-CC runner Kemar Mowatt whose record he had broken earlier this year.