|Hometown:||San Jose, CA|
|High School:||Evergreen Valley HS|
|Previous College:||El Camino College|
CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE - 2013
Derion Taylor finished sixth in the triple jump at his first Big West Championships (May 11) ... posted a best mark of 48-2 (14.68) during the championships ... season and career-best 48-5.25 (14.76) came on his final attempt at the Stanford Invitational (Mar. 30) where he went on to finish third among collegiate jumpers. INDOOR SEASON: had CSUN's top triple jump of the indoor season after posting a mark of 48-3.50 (14.72) on his first of three attempts at the MPSF Championships (Mar. 22-23) ... finished 10th in the event.
EL CAMINO COLLEGE
Taylor spent one season (2011-12) at El Camino College in Torrance, Calif. ... was the 2011 CCCAA triple jump champion ... earned All-State accolades under coach Kevin Hughley and was named team captain ... earned his associate of arts degree in liberal arts in 2012 with a 3.5 grade point average.
COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO
Spent one season (2010) at College of San Mateo in San Mateo, Calif. ... was a triple jumper under the guidance of former Matador track and field standout Ryan Beckwith ... was the 2010 NorCal champion and the Bulldogs won the NorCal team title.
EVERGREEN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Competed in track & field and football at Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose, Calif. ... earned track team MVP honors as a triple jumper and high jumper for the Cougars and coach John Hubbs ... won the CCS triple jump championship with a leap of 47-11 ... graduated in 2009.
Born September 9, 1991 in Los Angeles, Calif. ... mother is Gina Contreras ... has one brother, Victor and three sisters, Valerie, Jordan and Jeonna ... favorites include the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagle wide receiver DeSean Jackson, actors Denzel Washington and Mila Kunis, ESPN and the movie "Higher Learning" ... says he chose Cal State Northridge because of the "great campus and diversity" ... praying while stretching is a pre-meet ritual ... major is Film Production.
OUTDOOR CAREER BESTS
Long Jump: 48-5.25 (14.76) - Stanford Invitational (3/30/13)
INDOOR CAREER BESTS
Long Jump: 48-3.50 (14.72) - MPSF Championships (3/23/13)