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Rico Taylor
Rico Taylor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Silver Spring, Md.

High School:
Wheaton H.S.

Height:
6-1

Event:
Jumps

06/09/2012

HAWKS CONCLUDE TRACK AND FIELD SEASON WITH ALL-AMERICAN HONORS AND HONORABLE MENTIONS

Lenora Guion-Firmin Finishes in Top 10 of Women's 400-Meter Dash

06/06/2012

GUION-FIRMIN AND HENRY ADVANCE TO NCAA OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD FINALS

Andre Walsh Finishes Fifth in 400-Meter Hurdles

05/27/2012

VANESSA HENRY AND LENORA GUION-FIRMIN ADVANCE WITH MEN'S 400-METER RELAY TO NCAA FINALS

Men's 4x100-Meter Relay Sets UMES Record While Qualifying for NCAA Finals

05/22/2012

HAWKS MARK STELLAR PERFORMANCES ON VERGE OF NCAA OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD PRELIMS

Several UMES Student-Athletes Ranked in Nation and Worlds Best

05/21/2012

UMES TRACK AND FIELD QUALIFIES 10 FOR NCAA PRELIMINARY ROUND

Five Hawks Qualified with National Top 10 Times in Respective Events

06/09/2014

NCAA Preliminaries

Jacksonville, Fla. May 29-31

05/20/2014

The Harry Awards

SSC Theater

5.6.14

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.