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THE WINNER: Deonna Diggs
School: Woodrow Wilson (Washington, D.C.)
Event: Hurdles and jumps
Athletic achievement: She won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14:56 seconds this spring, leading the Tigers to the District of Columbia State Athletic Association championship as a team. She also captured silver in the 300-meter hurdles in 45.41 as well as the triple jump with an effort of 36-9. A 2014 Washington Post First Team All-Met selection, Diggs won the 100 hurdles in 15 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 45.70 at the Draper Invitational.
Academic excellence: Diggs has maintained a 3.06 GPA.
Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally on behalf of her school’s peer-leadership program and as a youth track and field coach.
“Deonna Diggs is a fierce competitor,” said Woodrow Wilson head coach Desmond Dunham. “When she steps on the track she has no doubt or hesitation that she is the best and I always have admired that about her. She is versatile and competitive and is a technician in both the short and long hurdles.”
THE FUTURE: Diggs has signed with George Mason.