Lakan Taylor
Lakan  Taylor

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Fort Worth, Texas

High School:
Boswell

Event:
Pole Vault



05/18/2015

9 Alabama Track & Field Athletes, 3 Relays, Rank In Collegiate Top 20 in 8 Events

Sophomore Quanesha Burks remains the NCAA leader in the women’s long jump.

05/15/2015

Burks Wins SEC Women's Long Jump Title with School Record Performance

Crimson Tide athletes broke two school records, set seven personal bests and produced six performances that rank in Alabama's all-time top 10 in five events

04/09/2015

Previewing Track and Field at The Border Clash

The two-state competition was held for the first time last year at the University of Alabama when Alabama, Samford and Auburn went head-to-head with Ole Miss, Southern Miss and Mississippi State

03/19/2015

Previewing the 2015 John Mitchell Alabama Relays

The University of Alabama track & field team kicks off the 2015 outdoor season by hosting the John Mitchell Alabama Relays, Thursday, March 19, through Saturday, March 21

03/17/2015

4 Tide Athletes Earn Indoor Track & Field First-Team All-America Honors

Burchell, Amankwah, Taylor and Hudson lead 12 Tide athletes who earn either first-team, second-team or honorable mention from the USTFCCCA at 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships.

Accolades

  • First Team All-America, indoor pole vault (2015)
  • Second Team All-America, outdoor pole vault (2014)

Sophomore (2015)
Outdoor Season
Cleared 13-8 1/2 (4.18m) to finish as the top collegiate pole vaulter at the LSU Invitational … finished as the top collegiate vaulter with a height of 14-0 (4.27m) at the Border Clash ... cleared 13-11 3/4 (4.25m) at the Florida Relays, the top mark by a collegiate competitor in the event ... won the Crimson Tide Invitational with a clearance of 13-4 1/4.

Indoor Season
Vaulted to a clearance of 13-8 1/2 (4.18m) to take fifth in the women's pole vault at the SEC Championships ... finished third in the invite section of the women's pole vault at the Tyson Invitational, clearing 13-9 (4.19m) ... won the womenrs pole vault with a clearance of 13-8 1/4 (4.17m) at the Husker Indoor ... cleared a personal-best height of 14-1 3/4 (4.31m) to win the New Mexico Team Invitational ... cleared 13-9 1/4 (4.20m) to finish as the top collegiate at the Vanderbilt Invitationalhplaced 5th in the pole vault, jumping 12-7 1/2 (3.85m) at the Auburn Invitational.

Freshman
2014 Outdoor Season
Cleared 13-3 1/2 to finish 15th in the pole vault and earn Second Team All-America honors at the NCAA Championships ... matched her season-best performance with a clearance of 13-9 1/4 at the NCAA East Preliminary to advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, the only freshman to do so ... was the top collegiate finisher in the pole vault at the Jace Lacoste Invitational with a clearance of 13-5 1/2 ... finished runner-up in the pole vault at the Mt. SAC Relays after clearing 13-7 1/4 ... won the pole vault title at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash with a season-best clearance of 13-9 1/4 ... placed fifth in the pole vault with a clearance of 12-8 1/4 at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... competed in the pole vault at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... finished runner-up in the pole vault with a clearance of 13-0 1/4 at the Alabama Relays.

2014 Indoor Season
Tied for 10th in the pole vault with a clearance of 13-0 1/4 at the SEC Championships ... cleared 13-1 1/2 to place sixth in the pole vault at the Tyson Invitational ... finished fifth in the pole vault with a mark of 12-11 1/2 at the Indiana Relays ... tied for seventh in the pole vault at the Rod McCravy Memorial with a mark of 12-8 3/4 ... placed third in the pole vault at the Auburn Invitational with a mark of 13-3 1/2.

Prep and Personal

Had back-to-back first place finishes in the USATF Junior Olympics in 2012 and 2013 ... Two-time Texas 4A state champion ... Recorded a 13-8 in the 2013 Texas 4A state championships and a 13-3 in the 2012 state championships ... Won the 2013 Texas Region 1-4A championship with a personal best of 13-11...won the 2013District 6-4Aoutdoor championship after clearing 13-9 ...Vaulted 13-10 at the Aledo Invitational duringher senior indoor season... coached by Devin Rodriguez at Boswell ... daughter of Monty and Tina Taylor ... born June 21, 1995, in Fort Worth, Texas.

     
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