Freshman Year: Leslie earned all-conference honors as her young squad of Lady Panthers won their third consecutive team title. She placed 54th in her first regional championship as a member of the third place trophy team. Leslie received valuable championship meet experience running on the 12th place team at the CCCAA State Championship.
Prior to Hartnell: Leslie follows in her brother Geovanni's footsteps at Hartnell but attended Monterey High School. She competed in cross country and track & field all four years for the Toreadores with her best season in cross country producing a 21:31 at Toro Park. She earned post-season experience running at the CCS Championship as a sophomore. On the track, Leslie improved steadily all four years of high school with her senior year sending her to the Monterey Bay League Masters Meet. Leslie has solid personal bests of 2:32, 5:32, and 12:24 coming into Hartnell as a freshman.
"I've seen a shift in Leslie's attitude toward training and racing and it is going to pay off with big returns this fall. She's really taken on the challenge of trying to follow in the footsteps of her successful teammates and is getting more comfortable running in the front. In the spring, she lead our returners at 1500m and showed great ability at 5000m. Leslie is gonna hit this fall out of the ballpark. "