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2017-18 Women's Track & Field
Kelsea Buchanan HURDLES, JUMPS
Hannah Alsup THROWS
Mikayla Banks SPRINTS
Cyra Beard MULTIS
Re'Anna Blair SPRINTS
Maya Carter SPRINTS
Devinique Davis JUMPS
Daimer Gordon THROWS
Brejhe' Halls JUMPS
Angel Horton JUMPS
Akela Hudson THROWS
Kennedie Hudson THROWS
Kyla Jimmar HURDLES
Alexia King SPRINTS
Amber McCroskey SPRINTS
Reyna McFadden SPRINTS
Nicquayleeonntea Moore SPRINTS, JUMPS
Destiny Pennington SPRINTS
Aries Phillips SPRINTS, JUMPS
Jasmin Pointer JUMPS
Kasandra Sanders JUMPS
Grenetria Shell HURDLES, MULTIS
Tayler Smith HURDLES
Amani Taylor THROWS
Mikayla Thompson THROWS
Robin Treadwell SPRINTS
Zion White SPRINTS
Hadiya Williams HURDLES, JUMPS
Gabrielle Younginer JUMPS
Full Roster
Amani Taylor

Amani Taylor

HT. 5'7"
YR. So.
HOMETOWN Groton, Conn.
PREV. SCHOOL Cedar Grove HS (GA)

2017-18 OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.25+ GPA) 
2017-18 OVC Academic Medal of Honor (4.0 GPA)
2018 OVC Outdoor Discus Silver Medalist
2016-17 OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.25+ GPA)
2016-17 OVC Academic Medal of Honor (4.0 GPA) 

Personal Bests
Shot Put:
12.19 - 40’0” (OVC Indoor Championship, 2017)
Discus: 47.30m - 155’2” (OVC Outdoor Championship, 2018)
Hammer: 51.37m - 168'6" (Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational, 2018)
Weight Throw: 17.56m - 57'7.5" (Hoosier Hills, 2018)
Javelin: 29.92m - 98'2" (OVC Outdoor Championship, 2018)

As a Sophomore, 2017-18 season: Won the silver medal for the discus at the Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championship… Posted a season best in the weight throw with a mark of 17.56m (57’7.5”) at the Hoosier Hills… Finished fifth in the weight throw (16.62m – 54’6.5”) and 21st in the shot put (11.04m – 36’2.75”) at the OVC Indoor Championship… Placed fourth in the hammer with a mark of 51.37m (168’6”)in the hammer at the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational in the first meet of the outdoor season… At the OVC Outdoor Championship, placed second in the discus (47.30m – 155’2”), 10th in the hammer (45.06m – 147’10”), 14th in the javelin (29.92m – 98’2”) and 16th in the shot put (10.94m – 35’10.75”)... Earned an Ohio Valley Conference Academic Medal of Honor (4.0 GPA) and a spot on the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.25+ GPA).  

As a Freshman, 2016-17 season: Competed in six indoor meets and four outdoor meets as a freshman for the Tigerbelles… Improved throughout indoor season in the shot put and weight throw… In final indoor meet, set season bests at the OVC Outdoor Championship in the shot put (12.19m – 40’0”) for 12th place and in the weight throw (14.30m – 46’11”) for 16th… Top shot put of the outdoor season of 11.52m (37’9.5”) came at the Lenny Lyles / Clark Wood Invitational…  At the OVC Outdoor Championship, had a season-best discus mark of 43.08m (141’44”) for sixth place… Also took 19th in the shot put and javelin (season best of 28.46m – 93’4”) at the OVC Outdoor Championship... Earned an Ohio Valley Conference Academic Medal of Honor (4.0 GPA) and a spot on the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.25+ GPA).  

Cedar Grove HS: Won GHSA 3A State Championships for the discus as a junior and a senior... Claimed DeKalb County Championships for the discus as a junior and a senior... Also won Region 3A Championships for the discus in final two high school seasons... Earned the 2016 Coaches Award... Set personal best in the discus of 131'11" at the Aubrae Gunderson Memorial Invitational in 2016... Had a career-best mark of 36'5.5" in the shot put at the GHSA Section 3A Regional Championships as a senior... Excelled in the classroom, making the honor roll all four years... Named to the Principal's List as a junior and senior... Was in the top 10 percent of the class as a junior and senior... Named a Superintendent Scholar in 2016 and graduated with High Honors. 

Major: Health Sciences - Physical Sciences
Daughter of: Amani Taylor
Birthday: December 1