APS Track Stars Meet Olympic Legend

As hundreds of Winter Olympians around the world say farewell to the athletic thrill of a lifetime, two APS students have their sights set on becoming Olympic athletes themselves.

Meet APS track stars and sisters Diondra and Courtney Wilborn. Diondra, a sophomore at Hinkley High School, took the 2017 (EMAC) East Metro Athletic Conference 300-meter hurdle title as a freshmen and placed 2nd in the 100 hurdles. Courtney, an eighth grader at East Middle School, was the 2017 Middle School Triple Jump, 200- and 400-meter dash champion and placed 2nd in 100-meters. Both serve as captains of their schools’ track teams and aspire to compete at the college and Olympic levels.

Diondra and Courtney hope to follow in the footsteps of their role model Carmelita Jeter, known as the Fastest Woman Alive. Jeter, a three-time Olympic medalist and the second fastest woman in history, met with the Wilborn sisters and several other student athletes in Los Angeles for a classroom clinic. Diondra and Courtney returned to Aurora feeling inspired and ready to become the next Carmelita Jeter.

Both sisters will be competing at the 2018 USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Championships in Staten Island, NY March 9-11.