Morgann Leleux, the Ragin’ Cajuns and Sun Belt Conference record-holder in pole vault, finish second at the U.S. Track and Field Trials on Saturday at historic Hayward Field to qualify for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
This was the New Iberia native's third attempt to represent the United States in the Olympics. She joins a small group of former University of Louisiana at Lafayette athletes who have achieved the elite status.
The third time — in more ways than one — turned out to be the charm for former UL track and field standout Morgann Leleux.
UL's all-time Olympians
2020 – Morgann Leleux (United States); Tokyo, Women’s Pole Vault
2016 – Morgann Leleux (United States); Rio de Janiero, Women’s Pole Vault
1996 – Ndaba Mdhlongwa (Zimbabwe); Atlanta, Men’s Triple Jump
1992 – Hollis Conway (Bronze medalist - United States); Barcelona High Jump
1992 – Twilet Malcolm (Jamaica); Barcelona, Women’s 400-meter relay
1992 – Ndaba Mdhlongwa (Zimbabwe); Barcelona, Men’s Long Jump/Triple Jump
1988 – Hollis Conway (Silver medalist - United States); Seoul, Men’s High Jump
1936 – Dudley Wilkins (United States); Berlin, Men’s Triple Jump