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Taj Showalter
Taj Showalter
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Anchorage, Ak.

High School:
Bartlett H.S.

High School/Club: competed in basketball, track and field and swimming ... is the Alaska state record holder in the 110m hurdles and the Cook Inlet Conference record for the 110m and 300m hurdles ... member of the Alaska Running Academy.

Personal:
born on January 21, 1995....son of Jeanette Showalter and Lydon McEwen...born in Norfolk, Virginia...business major at UMES...also on the debate team at Bartlett...voted most improved athlete and received two MVP awards...involved with the NAACP and the National Forensics League...pregame ritual is closing his eyes and visualize the race ahead...personal best sports moment is breaking the conference and state records in the 110 m and 200 m hurdles...best non-athletic accomplishment is graduating high school....hopes to open a track & field training facility upon graduation...favorite quote is "pain is temporary, but quitting lasts forever"...hobbies outside of sports include singing, dancing, and traveling...favorite book is Anthem by Ayn Rand...personal athletic goals include qualifying in the NCAA preliminaries, competing at the NCAA Nationals and representing Grenada at the World Junior Championships.