Lakan Taylor's Win in Women's Pole Vault Highlights Strong Alabama Showing at Nebraska Indoor
First team All-America, outdoor 4x100 relay (2014)
Senior (2015) Indoor Season Ran 7.43 to take fourth in heat 4 of the 60-meter dash semifinals and 23.80 to take second in heat 2 of the 200 meter semi-finals heats at the SEC Championships ... clocked a personal-best 23.70 in the Tyson Invitational 200 meters to finish fourth after running 7.45 and 7.42 in the 60-meter dash prelims and semifinals respectively ... ran 7.57 in the 60-meter dash to finish seventh at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational ... ran 7.51 in the 60-meter dash prelims to win heat five at the Husker Indoor ... ran the 200-meters in 24.18 to take second and placed second in the 60-meter final with a time of 7.40 at the New Mexico Team Invitational ... ran 7.61 to finish second in her 60-meter dash heat at the Vanderbilt Invitational ... placed ninth overall in the 60-meter preliminary race with a time of 7.65 at the Auburn Invitational.
Junior 2014 Outdoor Season Earned First Team All-America honors after serving as the first leg on the 4x100-meter relay team that finished sixth with a time of 44.19 at the NCAA Championships, following a season-best time of 43.76 in the semifinals ... served on the eighth-place 4x100-meter relay that ran 44.24 at the NCAA East Preliminary to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... also ran on the 4x400-meter relay team (3:37.43) and in the 200 meters (23.86) at the NCAA East Preliminary ... ran on the 4x100-meter relay team that finished fourth (44.20) and the 4x400-meter relay team that finished sixth with a season-best time of 3:35.90 at the SEC Championships ... also clocked a 24.08 in the prelim of the 200 meters at the SEC Championships ... won the 200 meters with a season-best 23.55 and finished runner-up in the 100 meters with a time of 11.64 at the Jace Lacoste Invitational ... also ran on the winning 4x100-meter relay team that clocked a 44.18 at the Jace Lacoste Invitational ... ran the 100 meters in 11.77 at the Mt. SAC Relays also served on the 4x400-meter relay team that finished 10th with a time of 3:40.31 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... ran the 100 meters (11.84) at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash ... also ran on the winning 4x100 (44.15) and 4x400 (3:38.29) relay teams at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash ... clocked a 24.74 to finish third in the 200 meters and served on the winning 4x100-meter relay team that clocked a 44.32 at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... tied for fifth in the 100 meters at the Yellow Jacket Invitational with a time of 11.65... also served as the third leg of the 4x100-meter relay team that clocked a 44.60 to finished second in the event at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... at the Alabama Relays, ran the second leg of the winning 4x100 relay team that clocked a 45.02 and ran the fourth leg of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished second with a time of 3:41.11.
2014 Indoor Season Did not participate.
Sophomore (Iowa Central Community College) Helped Iowa Central Community College (ICCC) to a second-place team finish at the 2013 NJCAA Outdoor National Championships ... the 2013 NJCAA national champion at 200 meters in a time of 23.28, edging Alabama teammate Remona Burchell of Butler County CC (23.43) ... placed second to Burchell in the 100 meters in 11.44 ... ran the third leg of ICCC's winning 4x400-meter relay team that finished in 3:39.94 ... won the University/College 100 meters at the 2013 Drake Relays (11.55) ... ran the second leg on ICCC's second-place 4x400 relay at the 2013 Drake Relays (3:40.48) ... helped ICCC to a second-place team finish at the 2013 NJCAA Indoor Championships with a third-place finish in the 200 meters (24.13) and a fifth-place showing in the 55-meter dash (7.02).
Freshman (Iowa Central Community College) Placed fourth in the 100 at the 2012 NJCAA Outdoor Championships (11.56), was fifth in the 200 (24.44) and ran the third leg of ICCC's runner-up foursomes in the 4x100-meter relay (45.85) and the 4x400-meter relay (3:44.88) ... helped ICCC to the team national title at the 2012 NJCAA Indoor Championships where she posted third-place finishes in the 60-meter dash (7.43) and the 200 meters (24.66), in addition to running the second leg on ICCC's national champion 4x400-meter relay (3:51.56).
Prep and Personal Has indoor personal bests of 6.91 at 55 meters, 7.37 at 60 meters and 24.13 at 200 meters ... has outdoor personal bests of 11.30 at 100 meters, 23.28 at 200 meters and 55.75 at 400 meters ... a five-time state champion as one of Illinois' top prep sprinters from 2009-11 ... won the 2009 Illinois Class 2A titles in the 100 and 200 meters with times of 11.94 and 24.70, respectively... added two other medals in 2009 as a member of the eighth-place 4x100 and 4x200 relays ... defended her 100 and 200 titles as a junior in 2010 with a pair of record-setting times... set the Illinois state meet record in the 100 with a personal best of 11.76, the 25th-best all-time performance in the state ... moved to 16th on the 200-meter all-time performance list with her winning time of 24.08 ... added another state title as the anchor of the winning 4x100-meter relay and placed second in the 400 meters (55.75) ... daughter of Peggy Woodward ... born Feb. 6, 1993.