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2007 Men's Track & Field Roster

Justin Taylor

St. Augustine, Fla. (St. Joseph Academy)
Richard Adu-Bobie





800m: 1:54.74, 2007 Rod McCravy Memorial, Lexington, Ky.

Mile: 4:03.94, 2009 Tom Jones Memorial Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.



800m: 1:52.07, 2009 War Eagle Invitational, Auburn, Ala.

1,500m: 3:45.31, 2009 Pepsi Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.

5,000m: 14:47.20, 2007 Pepsi Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.


HONORS: (One-time SEC champion) 2006 SEC Indoor champion – DMR


2009 AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR: Wins: 1 (i) Tom Jones Memorial Invitational – mile (4:03.94) … Qualified for the NCAA East Regional in the 1,500m … Finished seventh at the SEC Outdoor Championships in the 1,500m … Recorded a second-place finish in the 1,500m at the Pepsi Florida Relays in a personal-best time (3:45.31) … Won the indoor mile at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational in a career-best time (4:03.94).


2008 AS A JUNIOR: Did not compete for Florida.


2007 AS A SOPHOMORE: Wins (1): (o) Pepsi Florida Relays 4x1,600m (17:46.38) … Bests of 1:54.74 (800m), 3:56.58 (1,500m) and 14:47.20 (5,000m) … Competed in four meets (three indoor, one outdoor) … SEC Academic Honor Roll … In first 5,000m race of career, clocked time of 14:47.20 to finish second at Pepsi Florida Relays … Also ran second leg of winning 4x1,600m relay (17:46.38) … Ran 1:57.71 in 800m to finish 20th at SEC Indoor Championships … Third in first race of season with time of 1:55.75 in 800m at Florida Intercollegiate.


2006 AS A FRESHMAN: Wins (2): (i) SEC Indoor Championships DMR (9:44.82) … Gator Invitational DMR (10:15.10) … Best of 4:10.63 (mile) … Competed in four meets (all indoor) … Earned SEC title by running opening leg of DMR that clocked provisional time of 9:44.82 … Also finished 11th in mile with career-best time of 4:10.63 … Picked up first win of career as member of DMR (10:15.10) at Gator Invitational … Finished fifth in 800m in Gator debut with time of 1:55.39 at Florida Intercollegiate.


XC: Personal bests of 24:22.1 (8K), 24:03 (5-mile) and 32:08.99 (10K) … Ranks sixth on Florida’s all-time 5-mile list … Has competed in nine career meets with three top-10 finishes.


HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 1:55.20 in 800m, 4:11.50 in 1,600m and 9:31.47 in 3,200m … Won six state titles in final two high school campaigns … Became first Florida high school runner in more than 20 years to win 800m, 1,600m and 3,200m in the same state meet … At 2005 Class 1A meet, clocked 1:59.43 to win the 800m, 4:18.20 to finish first in the 1,600m and 9:31.47 to claim top honors in the 3,200m … Also won the Class 1A crowns at the 2004 meet in the 800m (1:59.43) and 1,600m (4:21.25) … Set school records in 400m, 800m, 1,600m and 3,200m … Won 2004 Class 1A state cross country title with a time of 15:36 … Also played soccer and was a captain for three seasons … 2005 graduate of St. Joseph Academy.


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