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Taylor Tucker
Position: Hurdles/Sprints
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Upper Marlboro, Md.
High School: Elizabeth Seton HS

2014 OUTDOOR TRACK: Season-best 100mH time of 14.64 at the UTEP Springtime Meet to finish 13th...placed fourth at the Maryland Invitational (14.77)...notched at time of 14.85 at the ACC Outdoor Championship prelims...finished fifth at the Kehoe Twilight (15.03)...Season-best 400mH time of 1:04.12 at the Kehoe Twilight to finish seventh...placed sixth at the Maryland Invitiational (1:06.24).

2014 INDOOR TRACK: Season-best 300m at the Terrapin Invitational (42.88)...Season-best 60mH at the Penn State Relays Prelims (9.05)...finished seventh at the Lafayette/Rider Games (9.05)...placed seventh at the Penn State Relays (9.09)...22nd at the Doc Hale VT Elite (9.12)...finished eighth at the Terrapin Invitational (9.39).

BEFORE MARYLAND - Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champion in both hurdle events as a senior... Ran 14.93 to win 100H and PR of 44.19 to win 300 hurdles... Also ran on 4x200 and 4x400 relay teams that won WCAC titles in 2013 outdoors... Also earned WCAC hurdle titles as a junior and was 300 hurdles champ as a sophomore... All-region pick as sophomore, junior and senior... Gazette Runner of the Year in 2013... Conference MVP and All-Met pick... High school coach was Omar Wilkins... Seton has won seven straight titles... Earned Carlos Alexander Spirit Award and Director's Award for participation in band... Other pre-Maryland PRs - 200m (26.47), 400m (57.13 outdoors, 58.58 indoors), 500m (1:20.32), 55 hurdles (8.32), 60 hurdles (9.10), 100 hurdles (14.35).

PERSONAL - Majoring in kinesiology... Parents are Kelly and Darrell Tucker... Once won a hot dog eating contest... Lists Queen Harrison as her sports heroine and Beyonce as her non-sports heroine... Growing up she pretended to be Beyonce of the track... Hoping for a career as an occupational therapist... Came to Maryland to learn from an Olympic coach (Andrew Valmon)... Selected Maryland over Syracuse, Memphis, Arkansas and Nebraska... Thinks Jada Pinkett-Smith should play her in a movie of her life.


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