Lenora Guion-Firmin Finishes in Top 10 of Women's 400-Meter Dash
Andre Walsh Finishes Fifth in 400-Meter Hurdles
Men's 4x100-Meter Relay Sets UMES Record While Qualifying for NCAA Finals
Several UMES Student-Athletes Ranked in Nation and Worlds Best
Five Hawks Qualified with National Top 10 Times in Respective Events
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.