|Last School:||Woodruff HS|
2011 Outdoor: Registered a time of 2:19.57 in the 800-meter at the Shamrock Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C. March 19 … Recorded a time of 4:29.50 in the 1,500-meter at the Shamrock Invitational in Myrtle Beach, S.C. March 19 … Posted a time of 17:25.82 in the 5,000-meter April 2 at the Tiger Track Classic in Auburn, Ala.
2011 Indoor: Recorded a career-best time of 2:15.51 in the 800-meter Feb. 5 at the Niswonger Invitational in Johnson City, Tenn. … Posted a personal-best in the mile with a time of 4:54.62 Feb. 11 at the Tiger Paw Invitational in Clemson, S.C. … Crossed the 5,000-meter finish line in 17:34.32 at the JRF Combined Events Invitational in Clemson, S.C. Jan. 28.
2010 XC: Recorded a personal best 29:14.62 at the Upstate Invitational Oct. 16, finishing 55th … Posted a time of 30:19 at UNCC Oct. 2 … Finished 63rd at the Clemson meet Sept. 17 with a time of 30:23.91 … Crossed the line in 31:50, taking 155th at the Eye Opener Sept. 5.
2010 Indoor: Posted a 5:08.00 mile time on 2/27 … Also competed in the 800m with a season best time of 2:18.47 on 2/6.
2010 Outdoor: Crossed the finish line during the 800m event on 3/27 with a 2:11.98 before posting a 4:27.18 1500m on 4/24.
2009 XC: Competed in two meets for Upstate ... Finished 61st at the USC Upstate Invitational (10/17) and179th at the Charlotte Invitational (10/2).
Before USC Upstate: Lettered in both cross country and track and field... Received the academic excellence award.
Personal: Born on Aug. 28, 1991 ... Son of James and Barbara Taylor ... Has one brother, Boyd ... Majoring in Physical Education ... Active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes on campus ... Favorite singer is Jason Aldean ... Favorite movie is "The Hangover"... Favorite TV show is "Big Brother"... Favorite food is chicken ... Names Leonardo DiCaprio as his favorite actor and Jennifer Aniston as his favorite actress ... Favorite song is "My Kinda Party" by Jason Aldean ... Favorite book is the Bible ... Lists Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers as his favorite sports figure ... Favorite season is summer ... Admires his parents ... Favorite quote is "Live life to the fullest"... Hero growing up was his father ... Dream job is to be a P.E. teacher and cross country coach.