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Taranisha Taylor

  • position Hurdles, Sprints
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Portsmouth, Va.
  • Previous School Pittsburgh
  • High school Western Branch
  • position Hurdles, Sprints
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Portsmouth, Va.
  • Previous School Pittsburgh
  • High school Western Branch

Taranisha Taylor Bio

2017 Second-Team Outdoor All-American: 4x100m Relay

Indoors: Had a tremendous season running the 60m hurdles… won the season opening-Clemson Invitational with a time of 8.32… won all three rounds of the Armory Invitational, posting a personal-best 8.25 in the finals… that time ranks sixth in school history… finished fourth at the Tiger Paw Invitational, running 8.28… placed third at the Tiger Tuneup after running 8.27 in the finals… scored for the Gamecocks at the SEC Championships, posting a time of 8.55 to finish seventh.
Outdoors: Ran primarily in the 100m hurdles individually… finished third at the Spec Towns Invitational with a time of 13.85… posted a new PR, 13.82, at the Gamecock Invitational… finished 16th at the SEC Championships, running 14.32… was a big part of Carolina’s 4x100m relay squad… helped the 4×1 team earn victories at the Hurricane Invitational, Weems Baskin Invitational, Spec Towns Invitational and Gamecock Invitational… ran the opening leg of the 4×1 at the NCAA East Regional, helping the group finish 12th in a time of 44.51 to qualify for the NCAA Championships… led the team to a 14th-place finish in Eugene, ending her career with second-team All-America laurels.

Indoors: Ran her top 60m hurdles time of 8.45 at the Texas A&M Invite… Also ran the 60m dash and the 55m hurdles.
Outdoors: Primarily ran the 100m hurdles individually, with a top time of 13.84 at the Seminole Invite…competed with the 4x100m relay team, finishing 14th at the NCAA East Regional and 18th at the NCAA Championship… part of the 4x100m relay that won the Yellow Jacket Invite.

Sat out as a transfer… Did not compete indoors or outdoors.

Competed for two seasons at Pittsburgh… recorded Pitt’s top 100M hurdle time of 2013-14… ran the team’s fifth-best times of the year in the 100- and 200-meter dash… broke a school record at the Penn State National Invitational in the 60m hurdles during the 2013-14 season… came in 4th place in the 60h and 60m at the ACC Championships in 2014… NCAA East Region qualifier.

State champion in the indoor 55M hurdles his senior year… district and regional champion in the 55M hurdles and 100M hurdles… district champion in 55M dash… regional champion in the 100M hurdles and the district champion in 100M dash her junior year… ran second leg on the 4x200M team that won Nike Indoor Nationals with a time of 1:40:47…ran for the Real Deal Track Club which won the 2010 and 2011 National Club Championships… also played varsity basketball her freshman year of high school.

Born Feb. 24, 1994… daughter of Tara Taylor and James Starks… has one older sister, Tiera.

Indoor Personal Records

7.68 (2/5/16 Armory Invite)

24.90 (1/14/17 Clemson Invitational)

55m Hurdles
7.79 (1/9/16 USC Open #1)

60m Hurdles
8.25 (2/10/17 Tiger Paw Invitational)

Outdoor Personal Records

12.06 (+1.0) (3/18/16 Armory Invite)

100m Hurdles
13.82 (+2.7) (4/15/17 Gamecock Invitational)