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University of Miami Athletics

Taylor Gunn

position

Throws

Class

Graduate Student

Hometown

Southfield, Mich.

High School

West Bloomfield

Taylor Gunn - Track & Field - University of Miami Athletics

2016 Indoor: Placed eighth in the shot put at the Nittany Lion Challenge with a throw of 13.37m … Competed in the weight throw at the NIttany Lion Challenge … Posted a personal-best in the shot put at the McCravy Memorial Meet with a mark of 13.52m … Competed in the weight throw at the McCravy Memorial Meet … Placed 15th in the women’s shot put at the Armory Track Invitational with a throw of 12.81m … Placed ninth in the women’s weight throw at the LSU High Performance Meet with a mark of 15.72m … Finished fifth in the women’s shot put at the LSU High Performance Meet with a season-best mark of 14.41m … Placed ninth in the shot put at the ACC Indoor Championships with a mark of 14.20m.

2014 Outdoor: Recorded eight top-10 finishes during the season … part of women’s team that finished second overall at the C-USA Championships … competed at the NCAA West Preliminaries … garnered a fourth-place finish with a 51.52m (169-0) discus throw at the C-USA Championships … won the hammer throw event at the Don Kirby Tailwind with a season-best mark of 53.15m (174-4) and UTEP Invitational … came in second place at the Don Kirby Tailwind with a discus throw of 48.17m (158-0).

2014 Indoor: Participated in both the weighted throw and shot put during the season … notched a season-best third-place finish at the Lobo Collegiate Open with a mark of 13.17m (43-2.5) in the shot put … registered a season-best weighted throw of 14.77m (48-5.5) at the Lobo Collegiate Open finishing eighth.

2013 Outdoor: Posted six top-five finishes … recorded a personal best of 52.48m (172-02) in the discus throw at the Drake Relays ranking her 40th in the nation … took bronze at the Conference USA Championships with a mark of 49.79m (163-04) in the discus throw … qualified for the second time to the NCAA West Preliminary Championships in the discus … claimed two first-place finishes at the UTEP Springtime meet in the shot put and discus … registered a season best of 14.29m (46-10.75) in the shot put set at the C-USA Championships.

2013 Indoor: Placed ninth at the Conference USA Championships with a season-best distance of 13.96m (45-09.75) in the shot put … posted back-to-back top-ten finishes in the shot put at the New Mexico Classic and Texas A&M Invitational … competed in the shot put and weight throw at the Cherry & Silver Invitational … recorded a season best distance of 14.61m (47-11.25) in the weight throw at the Texas A&M Invitational.

2012 Outdoor: Ranked 57th in the nation in the discus with a throw of 50.56m (165-10) recorded at the Texas Tech Red Raider Open … claimed silver at the C-USA Championships in discus with a mark of 48.35m (158-07) … named to the C-USA second team in the women’s discus … qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary and posted a throw of 44.99m (147-07) in the discus … finished second at the UTEP Springtime meet in the hammer throw with a season-best of 45.61m (149-08) … took first place in the hammer throw (43.71m) at the Texas Tech Red Raider Open … competed in the hammer throw and shot put at the C-USA Championships … concluded the season with a 10th-place finish in the discus (47.63m) at the 2012 USA Junior Championships.

2012 Indoor: Finished second in the shot put at the Blue and Orange Opener with a mark of 13.32m (43-08.50) … registered a throw of 13.23m (43-05.00) in the shot put at the Texas A&M Invitational … posted a personal-best of 14.65m (48-00.75) in the weight throw at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational … competed at the Conference USA Championships and recorded a mark of 14.51m (47-06.50) in the weight throw.

High School:While in high school registered 17 top-15 finishes … at the 2011 Midwest Meet of Championships, posted two personal-best marks in the shot put and the discus with 41′ 3.50 and 140′ 9.00, respectively … finished first at the MH-SAA Division I L.P. State Finals with a mark of 136′ 7.00 … in 2010, she was the Division 1 runner-up in the shot put and discus at the state finals … was named the Sunkist Athlete of the Week (6/29/11 and 5/6/11).

Personal: Daughter of Carlos and Kelly Gunn … majoring in communications … born in Southfield, Mich.