What is your athletic history?
I graduated from Watertown High School in Watertown, SD in 2008. I competed for North Dakota State University under coach Stevie Keller and graduated in 2013. I moved to Minneapolis in 2014 to be coached by Steve and Caroline White. I’m currently training for the 2016 US Olympic Team Trials.
What athletic groups/communities are you involved with?
What is your favorite athletic experience?
Competing in the 2012 Olympic Team Trials.
What events are you contesting in 2016? What are your goals?
The Pole Vault. My 2016 goal is to earn a spot on the US Olympic Team for the Rio Games.
What do you talk about when you talk about running?
Running fast! It’s the only way to jump high.
What is your favorite Fitsok sock and why?
The F4 - it's a great technical sock that can keep up with all of the speed training I need to do.
What are your major running accomplishments (races completed, PRs, awards won)?
Member of team USA for the 2008 World Junior Championships Division I All-American while at North Dakota State Qualified for 2012 Olympic Team Trials – Finished 9th 2015 US Indoor Championships, 6th 2015 US Outdoor Championships, 6th PR of 4.51m (14’9.5)
If you were a professional baseball player, what would your walk up song be?
Polaroid by Imagine Dragons
Burritos or burgers?
Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Some blonde actress' stunt double. They'd have to be able to pole vault!
What’s the number one race on your bucket list?
Am I allowed to say the Olympics?
What is your favorite distance to race?
Anything under 50 meters!
Anything else we (and the world) should know about you?
3 miles is my "long run.” You can find more Leslie on Instagram at @lesliebrost.