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2008 Men's Track & Field Roster

Joe Taylor

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Palm Beach Lakes HS)


55m Hurdles: 7.47, 2005 Gator Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
60m Hurdles: 8.10, 2005 SEC Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.

110m Hurdles: 14.28, 2007 Miami Elite Invitational, Coral Gables, Fla.
400m Hurdles: 51.70, 2005 Texas Relays, Austin, Texas

2007 AS A JUNIOR: Wins (1): (o) Pepsi Florida Relays shuttle hurdle relay (58.60) … Bests of 7.47 (55m hurdles), 8.10 (60m hurdles), 14.28 (110m hurdles) and 52.75 (400m hurdles) … Competed in 10 meets (five indoor, five outdoor) … Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll … Ninth with wind-aided time of 14.27 at NCAA East Regional … Missed advancing to finals by 0.01 … Finished 12th in 400m hurdles (52.87) at SEC Outdoor Championships … Clocked first NCAA regional time of career in 110m hurdles to take eighth at Miami Elite Invitational in 14.28 … Recorded second win of career as third leg of shuttle hurdle relay (58.60) at Pepsi Florida Relays … Captured 12th at SEC Indoor Championships in 60m hurdles (8.20).

2006 AS A SOPHOMORE: Bests of 7.73 (55m hurdles) and 51.75 (400m hurdles) … Competed in five meets (one indoor, four outdoor) … Took 27th at NCAA East Regional in 400m hurdles in 54.15 … Finished 14th at SEC Outdoor Championships in 400m hurdles with time of 54.55 … Picked up NCAA regional time by taking second in 400m hurdles at Seminole Invitational with time of 51.75 … Mark was second fastest of his career … Suffered through injuries during indoor season … Only competition was SEC Indoor Championships where he finished 19th in 55m hurdles (7.73) … SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2005 AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN: Wins (1): (i) Gator Invitational DMR (10:22.85) … Bests of 7.47 (55m hurdles), 8.10 (60m hurdles), 14.70 (110m hurdles) and 51.70 (400m hurdles) … Competed in 13 meets (six indoors, seven outdoors) … Finished 13th at NCAA East Regional  in 400m hurdles with time of 51.88 … Ninth at SEC Outdoor Championships with time of 51.91 … Ran third leg of shuttle hurdle relay that finished third in 55.43 at Penn Relays … Improved on career best by more than a second and picked up first regional mark of career in 400m hurdles at Texas Relays with time of 51.70 to finish sixth … Picked up win as part of Florida's DMR at Gator Invitational with time of 10:22.85 … SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2004 AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete for Florida.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Bests of 14.02 in 110m hurdles, 37.05 in 300m hurdles and 52.59 in 400m hurdles … 2003 Florida Class 4A state champion in 110m hurdles (14.11) ... Took third in 300m hurdles at 2003 state meet in 37.05 … 2003 Palm Beach Post Athlete of the Year ... 2003 Sun Sentinel Athlete of the Year ... Set Palm Beach County record for 300m hurdles … 2003 graduate of Palm Beach Lakes High School.

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