Lakan Taylor
Lakan  Taylor

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Fort Worth, Texas

High School:
Boswell

Event:
Pole Vault



06/09/2015

Track and Field NCAA Outdoor Championships Preview

The Alabama track and field team traveled 18 athletes (10 men, 8 women), including three relay teams, to Eugene, Ore., to compete in the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

06/03/2015

26 Track & Field Athletes, 4 Relays, Rank In SEC's Top 10 in 26 Events

Quanesha Burks and Remona Burchell top the SEC rankings with conference-leading performances.

05/28/2015

NCAA East Regional Championship Notes

The East Preliminary is the first qualifying round for the NCAA Outdoor Championships to be held in Eugene, Ore., on June 10-13

05/28/2015

Track and Field Advances Six to Quarterfinals on Day One of NCAA East Regionals

The Crimson Tide competed in 11 events on day one of three in Jacksonville, Fla.

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.

Accolades

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

Sophomore
2015 Outdoor Season
Claimed fifth in the pole vault at the SEC Championships with a height of 13-11 3/4 (4.26m)…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.

2015 Indoor Season
Finished sixth in the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship pole vault competition with a clearance of 14-1.25 … 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 women’s 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 Invitational…placed 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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