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Diondre Batson
Diondre Batson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sacramento, Calif.

High School:
Laguna Creek

Last College:
American River College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180

Event:
100/200/Relays

Birthdate:
07/13/1992

Experience:
1L



09/26/2014

Track & Field Team Commemorates 2013-14 Accomplishments

Airola, Stover, Reed and Ives named team captains for 2014-15 season.

06/18/2014

Track and Field Caps Stellar Season with NCAA Titles and Top-20 National Finishes

Led by freshman Hayden Reed's NCAA discus title, the Tide men finished 15th nationally, while the women, paced by junior Remona Burchell's NCAA title in the 100-meters, took 18th place, its first top-20 finish since 2010

06/16/2014

14 Track and Field Athletes Earn All-America Honors

The Crimson Tide's All-American contingent powered the men's team to a 15th place finish and the women to an 18th place finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships

06/14/2014

Women's 4x100-meter Relay Takes Sixth at NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

As a team, Alabama's men finished 15th while the women took 18th place at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships

06/11/2014

Track and Field Earns Three Finals Berths on Day One of the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships

Alabama has had a women's 4x100m relay advance to the finals of the NCAA Outdoor Championships for the first time since 2001.

05/13/2013

Diondre Batson Wins 100 Meters at SEC Championships

Diondre Batson Wins 100 Meters at SEC Championships

Accolades
• NCAA indoor champion and first team All-America, 200 meters (2014)
• First team All-America, indoor 60 meters (2014)
• First team All-America, outdoor 100 meters (2013)
• First team All-America, outdoor 4x100 relay (2013)
• First team All-America, indoor 200 meters (2013)
• SEC Indoor champion and first team All-SEC, 60 Meters (2014)
• SEC Outdoor champion and first team All-SEC, 100 Meters (2013)
• D1 National Athlete of the Week Honorable Mention for the week of April 16, 2013, for performance at the Georgia Spec Towns National Team Invitational
• SEC Men's Runner of the Week (April 16, 2013) following performance at the Spec Towns Invitational

Senior
2014 Outdoor Season
Clocked a wind-legal 10.04 to win the 100 meters at the Jace Lacoste Invitational ... was a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that won the event with a time of 3:07.61 at the Jace Lacoste Invitational ... also served on the 4x100-meter relay team that clocked a 39.65 to win the event at the Jace Lacoste Invitational ... won the 100-meter dash elite invitational at the Mt. SAC Relays with a wind-legal time of time of 10.06 ... won the 100 meters while matching his personal best with a wind-aided 10.01 at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash ... won the 200 meters at the Crimson Tide Invitational with a time of 20.49 ... also ran on the winning 4x100-meter relay team that clocked a 38.91 at the Crimson Tide Invitational.

2014 Indoor Season
Won the 200 meter NCAA indoor national championship with a school record 20.32, the best collegiate time in 2014 ... finished third in the 60-meter dash at the NCAA indoor championships with a time of 6.58... won the 60-meter dash at the SEC Championships with a time of 6.66... clocked a time of 20.94 to win the 200-meter dash at the Tyson Invitational ... won the 60-meter dash at the Indiana Relays with a new personal record of 6.61.

Junior
2013 Outdoor Season
Spent the summer running for the USA's 4x100-meter relay unit in a series of European events, as part of the IAAF's Diamond Series ... placed fourth in the 100-meter final at the NCAA Championships, with a personal-best time of 10.01, the second-fastest in Alabama history ... posted a 10.05 in the 100 semifinals at the NCAA meet, the fourth-fastest time in Tide history and fastest by a Tide runner in 30 years (until his 10.01 in the final) ... ran a personal best of 20.35 in the 200-meter semifinal at the NCAA Championships but did not advance to the final ... ran the second leg on the 4x100-meter relay at the NCAAs, as the quartet posted school-record times in both the semifinals (38.78) and in the finals (38.54) ... that 4x100 relay went on to place second in the NCAA finals ... qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100, 200 and 4x100 relay ... won NCAA East Regional title as part of the Tide's 4x100 relay that crossed the line in 39.09 ... posted a third-place 10.15 in the 100 meter at the NCAA East Regional ... posted a 20.57 in the 200 meters at the NCAA East Regional to take fifth place ... his outstanding performance at the 2013 SEC Outdoor Championships included winning the c 100 meters in 10.12 ... also competed in the SEC 200 meters and finished third with a time of 20.52 ... ran on the runner-up 4x100 meter relay team at the SEC Championships(39.08) ... played integral part in the 4x100 relay victory at the Drake Relays, as the quartet became the first at Alabama since 1983 to log a time under 39 seconds (38.97; third all-time in program history) ... also participated in the 4x200 at the Drake Relays ...member of the winning 100-meter relay at the LSU Alumni Gold, with a time of 10.26 ... ran the fastest collegiate 100 meter time in 2013, at the Spec Towns Invitational with a winning 10.06 ... won the 200 meters at the Crimson Tide Invitational (20.61) ... ran on the 4x100 team that won at the Crimson Tide Invitational (39.17) ... participated with the winning 4x100 (39.89) and the 4x400 (3:08.47) at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... ran on the runner-up 4x100 (40.30) and the winning 4x200 (1:24.54) relay units at the John Mitchell Alabama Relays.

2013 Indoor Season
Competed in the 200 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships, placing eighth after a prelim time of 20.81 and a finals time of 20.97, both ranking in the school's top-10 list ... ran in the 60 meters prelims at the SEC Championships and finished fourth in the 200 with a 20.81 ... took home two wins at the Mark Colligan, in the 60 meters with a time of 6.73 and in the 200 (21.31) ... participated on the 4x400-meter relay team that finished third at the Auburn Invitational ... ran a 21.69 in the 200 meters at the Indiana Relays, finishing fifth, while also qualifying for the 60 meters semi-final with a time of 6.79.

Prep and Personal
First name is pronounced "DEE-on-DRAY" ... one of the nation's top sprinters during prep career, having qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200 meters ... set personal-best performances of 10.10 in the 100 meters, 20.50 in the 200 while running a top relay split of 46.2 in the 400 ... starred at wide receiver on the football team at American River College ... was a football/track two-sport star at Laguna Creek High School ... named 2009 district most valuable player in football while earning all-district honors on both offense and special teams ... came to ARC to play football, but in an agreement with his mother (a former track athlete at Oklahoma) he joined the track team in 2010 ... his breakout 2012 season included winning the state junior college title in both the 100 and the 200, while also participating in the Olympic Trials ... coached at American River by Rick Anderson and Mike Reid ... son of Sonja Batson ... born July 13, 1992.