- Justin Taylor
- St. Augustine, Fla. (St. Joseph Academy)
CAREER VICTORIES: 4
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 Floridas 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.
MAJOR: Business Administration