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
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