Lakan Taylor's Win in Women's Pole Vault Highlights Strong Alabama Showing at Nebraska Indoor
Senior (2015) 2015 Indoor Season Placed tenth in shot put at SEC Championships with a best throw of 49-10 1/2 (15.20m) ... threw a season-best 50-11 1/2 (15.53m) in the Tyson Invitational shot put … tied her season best in the shot put, throwing 50-7 1/2 (12.43m) to finish fourth in the shot put at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational ... finished 17th in the Husker Invitational weight throw with a mark of 63-2 3/4 (19.27m) ... took fifth in the invitational shot put with a mark of 50-7 1/2 (15.43m) at the Indiana Relays ... threw 50-0 (15.24m) in the Vanderbilt Invitational shot put to finish fourth ... placed third with a toss of 50-7 1/2 (15.43m) in the shot put at the Auburn Invitational.
Junior 2014 Outdoor Season Set a personal best in the shot put with a mark of 52-10 1/2 at the NCAA East Preliminary ... finished 12th in the discus with a personal-best mark of 149-11 and placed tenth in the shot put (49-0 1/4) at the SEC Championships ... finished runner-up in the shot put with a mark of 50-6 3/4 at the Jace Lacoste Invitational, where she also placed seventh in the discus with a mark of 138-2 ... placed eighth in the shot put at the Mt. SAC Relays with a mark of 47-10 1/2 ... finished runner-up in the shot put (50-6 3/4) and fifth in the discus (147-8) at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash ... placed fourth in the shot put at the Crimson Tide Invitational with a mark of 49-8 1/4 ... finished runner-up in the shot put with a mark of 50-6 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... threw a mark of 139-11 to place 13th in the discus at the Alabama Relays.
2014 Indoor Season Scored two team points for Alabama at the SEC Championships with a seventh-place finish in the women's shot put ... also threw a season-best 56-9 1/2 in the weight throw at the SEC Championships ... participated in the weight throw (56-5 3/4) and the shot put (47-5 3/4) at the Tyson Invitational ... placed third in the shot put (49-4 1/2) and 13th in the weight throw (54-11) at the Indiana Relays ... finished tenth in the shot put with a mark of 48-1 1/4 at the Rod McCravy Memorial, while throwing 52-9 1/2 in the weight throw at the same meet ... placed fourth in shot put (47-10) and fifth in the weight throw (51-8 1/2) at the Auburn Invitational, her Crimson Tide debut.
Prep and Personal First female discus thrower in Jamaican history to qualify for the World Junior Championships ... won 2012 National Junior College Athletic Association's outdoor shot put title with a career-best effort of 15.42 meters (50 feet, 7 1/4 inches), while competing for Central Arizona Community College ... also won the 2012 NJCAA indoor shot put title with an effort of 15.35 meters (50-4 1/2) ... won the 2012 NJCAA indoor 20 lb. weight throw with a career best 16.93 meters (55-6) ... won the shot put competition at four of the five meets she competed in during the 2012 outdoor season ... won the weight throw at two of the three meets in which she competed during the 2012 indoor season ... also gained experience competing in the hammer and discus ... discus runner-up at the 2012 NJCAA outdoor championships with a distance of 49.66 meters (162-11) ... competed as a freshman at the 2011 NJCAA Outdoor Championships, in both the shot put and discus ... coached by Micheal Vassell at St. Hugh's High School and by Kim Dismuke at Central Arizona ... daughter of Desmond Bernard and Norma Cousins ... born Aug. 11, 1991.