Lester was selected to compete based on his performance at the Bahamian Junior (Under 20) National Championships, where he took 2nd place in the 1500 meters. Lester followed up his performance at the Junior Nationals with a 2nd place at the Open Nationals in the same event.
Lester completed his junior year at Suffield without losing a single race. He was the New England Champion in the 800 meters and 1500 meters. He also anchored the champion 1600-meter relay team. Lester is the school and New England Prep School Division II record holder in the 800 meters with a time of 1:56.23.