College pole vaulter misses pad, dies

LA JOLLA, Calif. (AP) - September 7, 2009

The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office says 19-year-old Leon Roach landed head first on concrete during a training jump Saturday.

Roach immediately became unresponsive, according to the coroner's report.

He was pronounced brain dead at a hospital. An autopsy is pending.

A memorial service will be held this week in Huntington Beach, where Roach graduated from Marina High School.

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