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University of Miami Athletics

Brandon Taylor

position

Sprints

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Friendswood, Texas

High School

Clear Brook

2018 Indoor: Won Heat 1 of the men’s 60m at the Power 5 Invitational with a time of 6.84 seconds…Ran a time of 22.05 seconds in the 200m at the Power 5 Invitational…Was fourth in the 60m final at the Power 5 Invitational with a season-best time of 6.83 seconds…Ran a time of 6.88 seconds in the 60m semis at the Tiger Paw Invitational

2017 Outdoor: Member of the men’s 4x400m relay team that finished fourth at the Hurricane Invitational… Finished seventh with a time of 21.58 seconds in the men’s 200m and finished fourth in the men’s 100m with a time of 10.66 seconds at the Hurricane Collegiate Invitational… Member of the men’s 4x100m relay team that combined to finish 15th at the Florida relays with a season-best time of 40.03 seconds that ranks fourth in school history… Competed in the men’s 100m and was a member of the men’s 4x400m relay team that placed third at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational…

2017 Indoor: Placed sixth with a time of 6.80 seconds in the 60m final at the VT Invitational…  Finished eighth in the 60m final with a time of 6.87 seconds at the McCravy Memorial Invitational… Reached the finals in the 60m after winning his semifinal heat and equaled his personal-best time in the 60m final, finishing third at 6.79 seconds at the Meyo Invitational… Finished with a time of 6.84 seconds, just missing the final and finishing ninth overall in the 60m at the Tiger Paw Invitational. Also, finished 22nd with a time of 22.10 in the 200m… Competed in the 60m at the ACC Championships…

Taylor is another superb talent headed to Coral Gables. Hailing from Clear Brook High School in Friendswood, Texas. Taylor is an explosive short sprinter with range, winning a championship at the 2016 Brooks PR Invitational. Taylor also is the 2016 USATF Junior Olympic Champion in the 100m and won a gold medal at the 2016 World Junior Championships in the men’s 4x100m. Taylor is ranked No. 1 in America in the boys 60m dash with his time of 6.78. He won the Texas A&M Invitational, Carl Lewis Invitational and the McNeese Invitational. Taylor placed third in the 100m with a time of 10.40 seconds at the 2015 UIL 6A State Meet. That time ranks sixth among returning men’s 100m times in the country.