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Taylor Bennett
 

Taylor  Bennett

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Spring, Texas

High School:
Klein Collins HS

Height:
5-7

Event:
Sprints

Experience:
2L

06/09/2017

Rhodes Earns Pole Vault Bronze At NCAA Outdoor Championships

Senior Bear finishes third to secure third All-American accolade of her career.

06/07/2017

London Stars On First Day of NCAA Outdoor Championships

Sophomore Bear makes final of 400 meters with time of 45.19.

06/06/2017

Track & Field Prepares For NCAA Outdoor Championships

Bears will have 17 entries in national meet over course of four days of competition in Oregon.

05/27/2017

Track & Field Totals 17 Entries For NCAA Outdoor Championships

Bears conclude NCAA West Preliminary action in Austin on Saturday.

05/26/2017

Track & Field Qualifies Five More For NCAA Outdoor Championships

Bears continue qualifying action Friday in Austin.

04/23/2016

Michael Johnson Invitational - 04/23/2016

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04/09/2016

Baylor Invitational - 04/09/2016

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• 2017 Indoor All-American (4x400m relay)
• 2017 All-Big 12 Outdoors (200m, 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay)
 2017 Big 12 Outdoor Champion (200m)
• 2017 All-Big 12 Indoors (60m, 200m, 4x400m relay)
• 2017 Big 12 Indoor Champion (4x400m relay)
• 2016 Big 12 Freshman of the Year
• 2016 Big 12 Indoor Champion (4x400-meter relay)
• 2016 All-Big 12 Indoors (60 meters, 200 meters)
• 2016 Big 12 Outdoor Athlete of the Week (Apirl 13)
• 2016 Big 12 Indoor Athlete of the Week (Feb. 24)
• 2016 USTCCCA All-Academic Team
• Four-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection


2017: Earned All-Big 12 honors in six of seven events she competed in… In the outdoor season, was the meet champion in the 100m, 200m 4x100m, and 4x100m at least once… Crowned the 200m Big 12 champion after posting a school-record time of 22.47…Earned a runner-up finish in the 4x400 meter relay where she ran the third leg, finishing with a time of 3:30.34…Helped the 4x400 relay squad advance to the NCAA Championships as the team placed fifth at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds…During the indoor season finished second or better in the 60m, 200m, and 4x400m and earned her first career All-American honors…Helped the BU squad finish fifth at the NCAA Indoor Championships with at school-record time of 3:30.60…Earned a runner-up finish in the 60m and 200m at the Big 12 Indoor Championship…Also posted a personal best in the 200m at the Tyson Invitational with a time of 23.00…Named to the fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll list…Earned Baylor Dean’s list recognition in the fall.

2016:
Experienced breakout season in first year in Waco...Named Big 12 Freshman of the Year after racking up three all-league honors at conference indoor meet...Finished third in the 60 meters (7.37) and second in the 200-meter dash (23.08)...Served as the lead-off leg for BU's conference title-winning 4x400-meter relay (3:33.47) - the fourth-fastest time in school history...Set personal-bests at the meet in both individual events with times of 7.30 and 23.08, which ranked fifth and third, respectively, on BU's indoor all-time list...Qualified in all three events for NCAA Indoor Championships, finishing 14th in 60 (7.40) and 15th in 200-meter qualifying (23.49)...In the relay, 4x4 crew was disqualified...Won 200-meter event title at Arkansas Qualifier in 23.24, received Big 12 Athlete of the Week honors for performance...Helped quartermile relay to Tyson Invitational event title...Outdoors, produced event title at Ricardo Romo Invitational, opening season with a then-NCAA-best time of 23.23 to take 200-meter crown...Won both 100 (11.38) and 200-meter (22.71) at Baylor Invitational with both times being stadium records and the 200-meter time ranking third in school history...Suffered hamstring injury at Drake Relays that forced her to miss Big 12 Championship...Returned to competition at NCAA West Preliminary Championships, but finished 18th in 200-meters with time of 23.39...Was major part of both 4x1 and 4x4 relay teams...Ran second-leg for runner-up 4x100-meter crew at Michael Johnson Invitational that tallied the second-fastest time in school hisotry at 43.69...Was opening leg for event title winning 4x400-meter relays at Ricardo Romo and Baylor Invitational...Helped produce season-best time (3:32.31) in 4x4 at Texas Relays to be third...Advanced to NCAA Outdoor Championships as member of 4x400-meter relay that was 11th at regional meet and then placed 15th in prelims at national meet...Outside of collegiate competition, placed fourth in the 100 meters and second in 200 meters at USTAF Junior Outdoor Championships...Won gold as member of Team USA 4x100-meter relay at IAAF World U20 Championships...Finished fifth in 200 meters at meet...Earned spot on USTFCCCA All-Academic team...Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

High School: Ran four years of track at Klein Collins High School in Spring, Texas, for coach Jennifer Gegogeine...Won 2015 Texas 6A state title in 100 meters with time of 11.41 (3.0m/s)...Secured silver medal in the 200-meter event finishing in 23.46 (4.1m/s)...Won both sprint distances at 6A Region 2 meet held in Waco at Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium...Placed third in the 100 meters and fifth in the 200 meters at the 2014 Texas 5A state meet...Two-time 5A Region 2 champion in both events in sophomore and junior years...Carded another 100 meters third-place showing in 2013 Texas 5A state meet and was runner-up in the 200 meters...Boasts a personal best of 11.41 in 100 meters and 23.46 in 200 meters.

Personal: Daughter of Albert and Tess Bennett...Major is elementary education.

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