Women's Track & Field Signs Three-Peat League Champion Hurdler

Tabron won the league championship in the 100-hurdles after picking up the event just one year ago.
May 17, 2016

Inland Valley League Finals three-peat champion Diamond Tabron has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to compete for the San José State University women’s track & field team beginning with the 2016-17 season. Head coach Jeff Petersmeyer and sprints coach Kelley Watson made the announcement.
“Diamond is a talented hurdler who will fit in well with our existing group while also helping our relays,” Watson said.
The senior at John W. North High School clocked a 44.34 in the 300-hurdles to win her third consecutive title at the league championship on May 4. This result came a couple of weeks after her personal-record 43.81 in the same event at the Inland Empire Championships (4/23).
Another title in the 300-hurdles wouldn’t be all for the Moreno Valley, Calif., native, as she won the 100-hurdles event as well. She became the champion just one year after picking up the event during her junior season.
The following week at the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division II prelims, Tabron clocked her personal-best 15.01 in the 100-hurdles. 

While specializing in the sprints and hurdles, Tabron also anchors both the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams for JW North High.
“Our program will capitalize on her strengths which are the long hurdles and the 4x400 meter relays,” Watson added. “We’ll also work to improve in her newest event in the 100-hurdles.”
The two-sport athlete also stars on the varsity volleyball team, and was honored earlier this month as the Senior Female Athlete of the Year by the Citrus Belt Area Directors Association. She is a two-time Inland Valley League track & field first-team choice.
Tabron joins Destiny Longmire, Jennifer Sandoval and Jacqueline Escalera in the Spartans’ 2016-17 signing class.