Lakan Taylor
Lakan  Taylor

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Fort Worth, Texas

High School:
Boswell

Event:
Pole Vault



02/23/2015

17 Alabama Track & Field Athletes, 4 Relay Teams, Rank in SEC's Top 10

Remona Burchell leads the SEC in the women's 60-meter dash (7.14 seconds) while Justin Fondren shares the SEC lead in the men's high jump (7 feet, 3 inches; 2.21 meters)

02/06/2015

Taylor Leads Tide at Husker Indoor

Lakan Taylor's Win in Women's Pole Vault Highlights Strong Alabama Showing at Nebraska Indoor

02/02/2015

3 Alabama Track & Field Athletes Lead the SEC in 3 Events

21 athletes in 19 events plus three relay teams rank among the conference's top 10 overall this season.

02/02/2015

9 Alabama Track & Field Athletes, 1 Relay, Rank Among Collegiate Top 20 in 8 Events

The Crimson Tide's Alex Amankwah remains the collegiate leader in the men's 800.

01/24/2015

School Record by Amankwah in Men's 800; Burchell's Impressive 60 Debut Lead Alabama

Amankwah runs nation's fastest 800 while breaking 11-year-old mark, Burchell dominates in the short sprint as Crimson Tide has a breakout team performance, winning four events.

Accolades

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

Sophomore (2015)
Indoor Season
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 h Cleared a personal-best height of 14-1 3/4 (4.31m) to win the New Mexico Team Invitationalhcleared 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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