Ken Taylor clocked a 1:18.56 to take first place in the 600 meters invitational
Sophomore 2014 Outdoor Season Jumped a wind-aided mark of 23-9 1/2 to finish 13th in the long jump at the SEC Championships ... placed fourth in the long jump with a mark of 23-6 at the Jace Lacoste Invitational ... finished fifth in the long jump with a mark of 22-9 at the Alabama-Mississippi Border Clash ... jumped 22-4 1/2 to finish ninth in the long jump at the Crimson Tide Invitational ... finished third in the long jump with a mark of 23-6 at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... jumped 22-7 to finish 13th in the long jump at the Alabama Relays.
2014 Indoor Season Jumped 22-9 3/4 to place 11th in the long jump at the SEC Indoor Championships ...finished 10th in the long jump with a season-best mark of 23-4 1/2 at the Tyson Invitational ... placed sixth in the long jump with a mark of 22-7 1/4 at the Indiana Relays... jumped 22-1 3/4 to place 12th in long jump at the Rod McCravy Memorial.
Freshman 2013 Outdoor Season Finished 15th in the long jump at the SEC Outdoor Championships (22-5 1/4/6.84 meters) ... recorded a long jump of 21-11 1/2 at the Drake Relays (23rd place) ... placed seventh at the LSU Alumni Gold with a mark of 22-4 1/2 ... finished fourth at the Spec Towns Invitational and set a season best with a 24-2 1/4 long jump, finishing fourth ... jumped 22-10 at the Crimson Tide Invitational, good enough for sixth ... placed third at the Yellow Jacket Invitational with a mark of 23-4 1/2.
2013 Indoor Season Set a personal best in the long jump at the SEC Championships with a mark of 23-8 ¼, finishing 10th ... finished seventh at the Mark Colligan Memorial with a best of 22-3 ¾ ... jumped 22-3 to place third in the invitational long jump at the Indiana Relays ... placed sixth at the Auburn Invitational with a best of 23-1 ¾ ... finished seventh in his first collegiate long jump, with a 23-3 ¼ at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener.
Prep and Personal Set the Huntsville High School record in the long jump (23-6) in 2012 ... voted team captain as a senior in 2012, when he also was named team MVP ... also played football in high school, earning the team's Character Award in 2012 ... member of the National Honor Society and the Mu Alpha Theta honors fraternity ... graduated from Huntsville with a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average ... won his first long jump competition in the fifth grade, jumping 13 feet ... son of Alison Vardaman ... born Oct. 31, 1993, in Huntsville, Ala.