Lakan Taylor
Lakan  Taylor

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fort Worth, Texas

High School:
Boswell

Event:
Pole Vault



04/09/2016

Track & Field Claims Three Event Titles at Battle on the Bayou

Crimson Tide takes two field events on the men’s side and the 4x100 relay on the women’s

04/02/2016

Numerous PRs and All-Time Top 10 Performances Highlight Alabama Track & Field's Friday

Crimson Tide athletes produce nine performances that rank on the school's all-time top 10 lists

03/19/2016

Track & Field Claims Five Event Titles to Conclude John Mitchell Alabama Relays

Crimson Tide men win two field events while the women take three on the track

02/27/2016

Alabama Men Tie for Sixth, Women Finish Eighth at 2016 SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships

Crimson Tide men total 49 points while the women compile 43 in Fayetteville

02/22/2016

Eight Athletes Represent Alabama Track & Field in Collegiate Top 25

Crimson Tide has one athlete in the nation's top 25 in a total of nine events

Accolades

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

Junior (2015-16)

Outdoor Season

Cleared 13-1 1/2 (4.00m) in the pole vault to finish tied for seventh at the SEC Championships … finished tied for fifth in the pole vault with a clearance of 13-3 3/4 (4.06m) at the LSU Invitational … won the women’s pole vault at the South Alabama Invitational with a clearance of 13-7 1/4 (4.15m) … jumped 13-8 1/4 (4.17m) in the pole vault to finish third in the event at the Battle on the Bayou … cleared 12-3 1/2 (3.75m) in the pole vault at the Florida Relays … cleared 12-11 1/2 (3.95m) to finish sixth in the pole vault at the Alabama Relays.

Indoor Season

Cleared 13-6 1/4 (4.12m) in the pole vault to finish seventh at the SEC Championships … registered a fifth place finish in the invitational section of the pole vault with a clearance of 13-7 1/4 (4.15m) at the Tyson Invitational … cleared 19-9 1/4 (4.20m) to finish seventh in the pole vault at the New Mexico Classic … jumped 13-2 1/4 (4.02m) in the pole vault at the Indiana Relays to finish tied for sixth … cleared 13-5 1/4 (4.10m) to finish third in the pole vault at the Commodore Indoor Invitational.

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.

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.

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 2013 District 6-4A outdoor championship after clearing 13-9 ... Vaulted 13-10 at the Aledo Invitational during her 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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