- Blake Taylor
- 6' 4"
- Lansdale, Pa. (Methacton HS)
- 195 lbs.
High Jump: 1.96m/6-5, 2007 Florida Intercollegiate, Gainesville, Fla.
Long Jump: 6.80m/22-3.75, 2005 Clemson Heptathlon Championships, Clemson, S.C.
Triple Jump: 14.77m/48-5.50, 2007 SEC Championships, Lexington, Ky.
High Jump: 2.10m/6-10.75, 2007 SEC Outdoor Championships, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Long Jump: 6.66m/21-10.25, 2007 California Collegiate Challenge, Berkeley, Calif.
Triple Jump: 14.65m/48-0.75, 2007 Miami Elite Invitational, Coral Gables, Fla.
2007 AS A JUNIOR: Bests of 2.10m/6-10.75 (high jump), 6.66m/21-10.25 (long jump) and 14.65m/48-0.75 (triple jump) … Competed in 11 meets (five indoor, six outdoor) … SEC Academic Honor Roll … Capped career with 13th-place finish at NCAA East Regional in high jump with mark of 2.06m/6-9 … Continued improvement in high jump by two inches by recording first NCAA regional mark of his career with fourth-place showing at SEC Outdoor Championships after clearing PR pf 2.10m/6-10.75 … Also finished ninth in triple jump with leap of 14.51m/47-7.25 at SECs … Improved on previous high jump outdoor PR by nearly five inches by clearing 2.05m/6-8.75 to take fifth at California Collegiate Challenge … Runner-up in triple jump at Miami Elite Invitational with outdoor PR of 14.65m/48-0.75 … Second in 'B' triple jump at Pepsi Florida Relays with leap of 14.24m/46-8.75 … Third in first outdoor meet of season with mark of 14.39m/47-2.50 in triple jump … Set PR with mark of 14.77m/48-5.50 to finish eighth in triple jump at SEC Indoor Championships … Took second in triple jump (14.66m/48-1.25) at Florida Intercollegiate … Also set PR in high jump (1.96m/6-5) and finished fourth.
2006 AS A SOPHOMORE: Best of 14.55m/47-9 (triple jump) … Competed in nine meets (five indoor, four outdoor) … Placed 13th in triple jump at SEC Outdoor Championships with mark of 14.31m/46-11.50 and 15th in high jump with leap of 1.90m/6-2.75 … Tied for second in high jump at Seminole Invitational with leap of 1.93m/6-4 … SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2005 AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN: Competed in five meets (four indoor, one outdoor) … Competed in heptathlon at SEC Indoor Championships, but pulled out due to injury … Finished 12th in heptathlon at Clemson Heptathlon Championships … SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2004 AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete for Florida.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 6-8.25 in high jump, 21-9 in long jump and 48-2 in triple jump … Class AAA All-State in the indoor triple jump (2001-03), outdoor triple jump (2002-03), indoor high jump (2002-03) and outdoor high jump (2002-03) ... Highest finish in outdoor high jump was second in 2003 (6-6) and in triple jump was third in 2003 (48-1.75) … Set high school record for triple jump and high jump … 2003 graduate of Methacton High School.
BEYOND THE STATS: Born Blake Andrew Taylor on Feb. 12, 1985 in Alexandria, Va. … Son of Ann and John Taylor ... Has an older brother and a younger sister ... Chose Florida because it has great academics, coaching, facilities and nice winter weather ... Also considered Penn State and Auburn ... Lists jumping over 48-0 to break his father's triple jump PR as his most memorable moment ... Lists comedy, trivia and strategy games and traveling as hobbies.