- Taylor Lord
- Douglasville, Ga.
- Chapel Hill High School
Major: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Track Events: Distance
Prep: Coached by Kelly Williams and Ronnie Brown Named the 2008-09 Georgia Gatorade Cross Country Athlete of the Year Won the individual title at the cross country state championship as a junior Team won the 2006 and 2007 cross country state championship Also the track and field state championship in 2008 Three-time Atlanta Track Club Cross Country Man of the Year (2006-08) and the Atlanta Track Club Track Man of the Year award winner in 2008 U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award recipient in 2009 Received the Herman J. Stegeman Trophy for being a state finalist in track and field in 2008 Holds the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior class records for the 5K and 3,200 events and helped set the 4x800m and 4x1,600m relay records at Chapel Hill High School Competed at the Footlocker South regional Championships freshman, junior and senior years of high school.
Personal: Born Taylor Blaine Lord on Dec. 20, 1990, in Cobb County, Ga. Son of Keary and Teresa Lord Has a young brother, Cameron, and younger sister, Ashton Enjoys playing guitar and drawing Dreams of building a log cabin with bare hands Admires Emil Zatopek because of his absolute love of runner and competing Also considered Georgia, North Carolina, Mississippi State and Belmont Chose UF because it clicked on the second day of his visit that Florida is where he wanted to be.