|Hometown:||Newport Beach, CA|
|High School:||Newport Harbour|
2010 - Finished 14th in the shot put at the NCAA Preliminary (56-4.75) ... Was fourth in the shot (54-8.75) and seventh in the discus (174-10) at Pac-10s ... Finished third in the disc (176-7), fourth in the hammer (157-8) and fifth in the shot (52-4.50) against USC ... Threw a season-best 182-8 in the disc at the UCSD Triton Invite ... Won the discus (173-4) and was second in the shot (54-9.50) at the Oregon Dual ... Placed third in the invite discus at the RJ/JJK Invite (173-8) ... Cal/NV runner-up in the shot (57-0) and was third in the disc (170-5) ... In indoor track, had a top shot mark of 56-11.50 ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2009 - Finished 18th in the shot put at NCAAs (59-2.25) ... Threw a lifetime-best 187-11 in the disc at the Jim Bush Invite ... Finished fifth in the shot put (59-4.25) and eighth in the discus (185-8) at West Regionals ... Placed third in the shot (58-1.25) and eighth in the discus (176-8) at Pac-10s ... Won the shot put against USC (58-6.75) and at the Oregon Dual (57-6.25) ... In indoor track, placed 10th in the shot put at NCAAs (58-8.75) ... Won the UW Invite shot put (59-9.50) ... Threw a lifetime-best 61-3.50 at the NAU Classic ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... MPSF All-Academic.
2008 - Placed 13th in the discus (174-0) at the NCAA Championships ... Finished ninth in the shot (58-3) and 12th in the discus (178-5) at West Regionals ... At Pac-10s, was eighth in the disc (175-9) and ninth in the shot (57-2) ... Texas Relays "B" discus champion (183-4) and placed sixth in the "A" shot (57-2.75) ... Placed third in the shot at Cal/Nevadas (59-2) ... In indoor track, had a top shot mark of 57-5.
2007 - Redshirt season ... Posted best marks of 173-5 in the discus, 57-9.75 in the shot put and 162-0 in the hammer as an unattached competitor.
High School - Letterwinner in track ... USA Today All-American ... No. 10-ranked boys prep athlete in 2006 by Track & Field News ... 2006 USATF Junior National discus champion ... Competed on Team USA at the World Junior Championships in Beijing, China in 2006 ... Ranked No. 1 in the nation in the discus in 2006 (213-7/No. 1 in CA in 2006/No. 2 all-time in CA/State Meet record) and No. 9 in the shot put (63-11.25/No. 3 in CA) ... CA State meet runner-up in the shot ... Won the 2006 Golden West Invitational and Nike Outdoor National discus titles ... Also placed third in the shot put at the Nike Outdoor meet.
Personal - Born January 5, 1988 in Santa Monica, CA ... Son of Jay and Lisa Taylor ... Has three brothers, Griffin, Jake and Marty ... History major.
Taylor's Best Marks
Indoor SP - 61-3.50
SP - 59-9.75
DT - 187-11
WT - 59-11