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Rico Taylor
Rico Taylor

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Staten Island, N.Y.

High School:
Susan E. Wagner

Height:
6-1

Position:
Mid-Distance

12/04/2012

DILLON SIMON NOTCHES IC4A QUALIFYING DISTANCE IN SHOT PUT

Dillon Simon Wins Gold in Shot Put Event

02/19/2012

UMES INDOOR TRACK TEAMS PLACE SECOND AT MEAC CHAMPIONSHIPS

Anais breaks MEAC record in one-mile run

02/09/2012

OWEN CAIN MATCHES 20-YEAR SCHOOL RECORD IN TRIPLE JUMP

UMES Continues Successful Season in New Balance Collegiate Invitational

02/06/2012

HAWK TALK: A WEEKLY RECAP OF UMES ATHLETICS

Falbo's 280 leads bowling to second-place, basketball teams split MEAC contests

01/22/2012

RECORDS CRUMBLE AS HAWKS FINISH STRONG IN GREAT DANE CLASSIC

Hawks Run Wild Breaking Records at Univ. of Albany

2011 Outdoor Season: Team's top high jumper, tying a school record with a distance of 2.10 meters at the MEAC Championships ... won a pair of silver medals ... competed in the high jump in the NCAA Preliminary Round ... also competed as a sprinter, season bests: 100m (11.54 - Donald Webster Memorial), 200m (22.96 - Wake Forest Open).

2011 Indoor Season: Season-bests: 60m - 7.14 (UMES Collegiate Invitational); 200m - 24.38 (UMES Coach O Invitational); High Jump - 1.99m (6' 6.26")/team best (MEAC Championship) ... Also competed at the Navy Invitational, Giegengack Invitational, Navy Invitational, NYU Metropolitan Coaches Invitational and Albany Great Dane Classic.

High School: Participated in track and field, basketball and football ... Was the captain of his basketball and track teams his senior year ... Named team MVP for track his senior year.

Personal: Born April 13, 1991 in Silver Spring, Md. ... Son of Tracy Taylor ... Has three sisters, Rochelle, Rondelle and Aliyah and one brother, Rayshawn ... Major is Chemistry ... Made his high school's honor roll his junior and senior years ... Member of Praise Fellowship, Bold Brothers and Friday Night Fire ... Personal best non-athletic accomplishment was getting a GPA higher than 3.5 while taking A.P. classes in high school ... Wants to co-own his own business after graduation ... Enjoys reading and writing ... Favorite movie is Nightmare on Elm Street ... Personal athletic goal for the season is to jump 7' in the high jump.