Taylor Smith
Taylor Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
League City, Texas

High School:
Clear Creek

Height:
5-6

Event:
Throws

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Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Senior/Senior

Notables
• 2013 All-American (indoor weight throw)
• 2011 second-team All-American (indoor weight throw)

At Wisconsin
2013 Outdoor:
Placed second in the shot put at the Big Ten championships (5/10-12) with a mark of 55-7 3/4 (16.96m), took fifth in the discus with a throw of 168-0 (51.20m) and finished 13th in the hammer throw with an effort of 176-7 (53.83m) ... broke the UW school record in the hammer throw with a mark of 193-0 (58.82m) at the Wisconsin Open (5/4) and won the discus with a throw of 169-8 (51.72m)... broke the Wisconsin school record in the shot put with a mark of 56-11 1/2 (17.36m) at the Triton Invitational (4/27) and placed seventh in the Elite section of the discus with a throw of 170-8 (52.02m) ... won the shot put (51-0 3/4 (15.56m)) and discus (177-5 (54.08m)) at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (3/30) ... won the discus with a mark of 172-1 (52.46m) and placed fourth in the hammer throw with a mark of 18-0 (56.99m) at the Alabama Relays (3/23)

2013 Indoor:
Took seventh place to earn All-America honors in the weight throw at the NCAA championships (3/8) with a mark of 67-11 3/4 (20.72m) ... finished second in the shot put at the Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier (3/1) with a mark of 53-1 3/4 (16.20m) ... placed third in the weight throw at the Big Ten championships (2/22-23), breaking the Wisconsin school record with a mark of 70-6 1/2 (21.50m) and finished fifth in the shot put with a throw of 51-7 (15.72m) ... won the weight throw at the Red & White Open (2/15) with a mark of 69-11 1/2 (21.32m) and took second in the shot put with a throw of 52-4 3/4 (15.97m) ... finished fourth in the shot put at the Cyclone Classic (2/9) with a mark of 51-9 3/4 (15.79m) and took second in the weight throw with an effort of 67-0 (20.42m) ... won the shot put at the Warhawk Classic (2/2) with a throw of 50-4 1/2 (15.53m), also won the weight throw with a mark of 66-9 1/4 (20.35m) ... won the weight throw at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/26) with a mark of 66-9 3/4 (20.36m) and placed fourth in the shot put with an effort of 51-0 (15.54m) ... won the shot put at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/19) with a mark of 53-9 1/4 (16.39m) and took second place in the weight throw with a mark of 66-5 (20.24m) ... placed second in the shot put at the Badger Track Classic (1/12) with a mark of 53-2 1/4 (16.21m) and won the weight throw with a mark of 64-10 3/4 (19.78m)

2012 Outdoor: Threw for 182-0 (55.48m) in the discus at the Wisconsin Throws Pentathlon (6/10) ... placed 9th in the shot put with a mark of 53-2 1/4 (16.21m) at the NCAA Preliminaries (5/24) ... took fifth in the shot put at the Big Ten championships (5-12) with a throw of 52-0 (15.85m) and sixth in the discus (5/13) with a throw of 172-8 (52.64m) ... won the invitational discus at the Wisconsin Open (5/4) with a toss of 179-10 (54.82m), also won the open discus with 174-1 (53.06m) and won the shot put (51-9 3/4 (15.79m)) ... threw for 176-1 (53.68m) at the Triton Invitational (4/26) to take sixth in the discus and threw for a mark of 51-9 1/4 (15.78m) to take seventh in the shot put ... won the hammer throw (179-6 (54.72m)) and took second at the Stanford Invitational (4/6) in the shot put (51-10 (15.80m)) and seventh in the discus (167-8 (51.12m)) ... finished third in the shot put (49-3 (15.01m)) at the Musco Twilight Invitational (4/21) and fourth in the invitational (168-10 (51.46m)) and open (165-2 (50.35m) discus ... placed second in the shot put with a mark of 53-3 3/4 (16.25m) and second in the discus with a throw of 165-10 (50.55m) at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23)

2012 Indoor: Took 17th in the weight throw with mark of 56-9 1/4 (17.30m) at the NCAA Championships (3/9) ... won the weight throw with a Wisconsin record and NCAA qualifying mark of 69-11 3/4 (21.33m) and took second in the shot put (53-3 3/4 (16.25m)) at the Red & White Open (2/17) ... placed fifth in the weight throw at the Big Ten championships (2/24-25) with a throw of 65-11 3/4 (20.11m) and took 10th in the shot put tossing for 49-10 1/2 (15.20m) ... won the weight throw at the Wisconsin NCAA Qualifier (3/2) with a mark of 67-4 (20.52m) and fifth in the shot put (52-1 3/4 (15.85m)) ... won the weight throw with a NCAA qualifying mark of 69-10 3/4 (21.30m) and won the shot put (53-1 (16.18m)) at the UW-Platteville Invitational (2/11) ... won the shot put at the Frank Sevigne Invitational (2/4) with a toss of 53-5 3/4 (16.30m) and won the weight throw (66-1 1/2 (20.15m) ... won the weight throw with a mark of 67-2 1/4 (20.48m) and placed second in the shot put with a throw of 53-3 3/4 (16.25m) at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/28) ... competed unattached, broke the school records in both weight throw and shot put at the Badger Track Classic (1/14) with throws of 67-0 (20.43m) and 53-4 1/2 (16.27m) respectfully ... broke own school record in the weight throw with a mark of 69-8 (21.23m) and won the shot put with a toss of 52-5 1/4 (15.98m)

2011 Indoor: Finished 14th in the weight throw at the the NCAA Indoor Championships (3/11) with a throw of 62-3 1/4 ( 18.98) ... set a school all-time record and won the weight throw with a distance of 65-6 3/4 (19.98m) at the NCAA Qualifier (3/4), also won the shot put with a throw of 51-6 1/4 (15.70m) ... won the weight throw with a personal best of 62-10 1/2 (19.16m) at the Badger Track Classic (1/15) ... also took away the title in the shot put with a school record throw of 51-11 1/4 (15.83) at the Badger Track Classic (1/15) ... placed fourth in the shot put with a throw of 51-11 (15.82m) at the Iowa State Classic (2/12) ... won the shot put at the Illini Classic (1/22) with a throw of 49-8 1/14 (15.14m) ... placed second in the weight throw with a distance of 57-7 3/4 (17.57m) at the Illini Classic (1/22) ... won the shot put at the Wisconsin Women's Invitational (1/28) with a throw of 51-7 1/4 (15.73m) ... threw a personal best of 63-4 (19.30m) in the weight throw at the Husker Invitational (2/4) for second place, also placed fourth in the shot put with 51-3 3/4 (15.64m) ... placed fifth in the weight throw at the Iowas State Classic (2/11) with a throw of 61-7 (18.77m) ... won the weight throw and shot put at the Red & White Open (2/18) with throws of 63-0 (19.16m) and 48-11 (14.91m) ... placed 6th in the weight throw (62-7 1/4 (19.08m)) and 5th in the shot put (50-3 1/2 (15.33m)) at the Big Ten Championships (2/26-27)

2011 Outdoor: Broke the school record in the discus with a mark of 172-10 (52/69m) and took first place in the shot put with a throw of 51-0 3/4 (15.56m) at the Wisconsin Twilight Invitational (5/6-7) ... took ninth in the discus with a throw of 171-2 (52.18m), took 11th place (175-9 (53.56m)) in the hammer throw and ninth (51-5 (15.67m)) in the shot put at the Triton Invitational (4/22-23) ... won the shot put with a throw of 50-0 (15.24m) and took second in the discus with a throw of 166-8 (50.79m) at the Aztec Invitational (3/19) ... placed second in the shot put with a throw of 50-3 1/2 (15.22m) and took ninth in the discus with a throw of 162-3 (49.45m) at the Florida Relays (4/1-2) ... threw 47-9 (14.55m) for 12th place at the Drake Relays (4/29)

2010 Indoor: Finished 14th in the shot put (45-5 3/4) and 17th in the weight throw (54-5 1/2) at the Big Ten Indoor Championships ... placed third in the weight throw at the Red & White Open (2/19) with a personal-best throw of 56-0 ... won the shot put with a throw of 46-11 1/2 ... placed 26th in the weight throw at the Iowa State Classic (2/12) with a throw of 51-9 1/4 ... finished 18th in the shot put at the New Balance Collegiate (2/5) with a throw of 44-7 ... finished seventh in the shot put at the Wisconsin Elite Invite with a throw of 54-1 3/4 ... finished sixth in the weight throw at the Badger Track Classic (1/23) by throwing 51-7 3/4 ... won the weight throw with a mark of 65-6 3/4 (19.98m) and won the shot put with 51-6 1/4 (15.70m) at the NCAA Qualifier (3/4)

2010 Outdoor: Finished seventh in the discus (159-11) and eighth in the shot put (46-2 3/4) at the USA Junior Championships (6/24-25) ... placed 15th in the discus with a personal-best throw of 161-9 and placed 35th in the shot put (44-11) at the NCAA Preliminary Round (5/27-28) ... finished fifth in the shot put with a personal-best throw of 49-5 1/2 at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships ... won the discus (153-2), won the invitational portion of the discus (151-1) and finished third in the shot put (46-2 1/2) at the Wisconsin Twilight Invitational (5/8) ... finished second in the shot put with a mark of 49-1 and finished fifth in the invitational portion of the discus (151-0) at the Musco Twilight Invitational (5/1) ... won the discus (157-9), finished fourth in the shot put (42-10 3/4), and was 12th in the hammer throw with a personal-best toss of 145-11 at the Jeff Miller Drake Alternative Meet (4/24) ... finished sixth in the discus (153-10) and seventh in the shot put (44-6 1/4) at the Long Beach Invitational (4/17) ... finished third in the shot put with a personal-best throw of 48-0 1/2 and fifth in the discus with a personal-best throw of 159-6 at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/16) ... placed second in the shot put (47-5 3/4), third in the discus (149-4) and fourth in the hammer throw (140-5) at the Florida State Relays (3/26-27)

High School
Best marks in high school were 151 feet for the Discus, 45 feet for the shot put and 129 feet for the Javelin ... placed 8th in the shot putat the State Championship as a freshman ...placed 3rd place inboth shot put and discus at the State Championship as a sophomore ... as a senior, was the district champ in shotput and discus, placed second in shot put and third in discus as the State Championship ... earned one letter in volleyball and was part of the team that placed third at state ... played varsity basketball freshman and sophomore year ... voted 2009 Best Overall Student Athlete ... was part of the National Honor Society

Personal
Parents are Marcella Williams and Floyd Smith ... has a brother Justin ... involved with Spill and SAAC ... double major in psychology and sociology with a certificate in criminal justice

Why Wisconsin?
"
Scholarship and Location. My favorite part is the lakes that surround our campus."

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
Shot Put 53-9 1/4 (16.39m) 1-19-13 Shot Put 56-11 1/2 (17.36m) 4-27-13
Weight Throw 70-6 1/2 (21.50m) 2-22-13 Discus 182-0 (55.48m) 6-10-12
Hammer Throw 193-0 (58.82m) 5-4-13

All-America Honors (1)
2013 - Indoor
Weight Throw: 7th (67-11 3/4 (20.72m))

At the NCAA Championships

2013 - Indoor
Weight Throw: 7th (67-11 3/4 (20.72m))

2012 - Indoor
Weight Throw: 17th (56-9 1/4 (17.30m))

2011 - Indoor
Weight Throw: 14th (62-3 1/4 ( 18.98))

At the NCAA Preliminary Round
2012 - West Outdoor
Shot Put: 9th (53-2 1/4 (16.21m))
Discus: -- (Foul)

2010 - West Outdoor
Shot Put: 35th (44-11 13.69m))
Discus: 15th (161-9 (49.30m))

At the Big Ten Championships
2013 - Outdoor
Shot Put: 2nd (55-7 3/4 (16.96m))
Discs: 5th (168-0 (51.20m))
Hammer Throw: 13th (176-7 (53.83m))

2013 - Indoor
Weight Throw: 3rd (70-6 1/2 (21.50m))
Shot Put: 5th (51-7 (15.72m))

2012 - Outdoor
Shot Put: 5th (52-0 (15.85m))
Discus: 6th (172-8 (52.64m))

2011 - Indoor
Weight Throw: 6th (62-7 1/4 (19.08m))
Shot Put: 5th (50-3 1/2 (15.33m))

2010 - Indoor
Shot Put: 14th (45-5 3/4 (13.86m))
Weight Throw: 17th (54-5 1/2 (16.60m))

2010 - Outdoor
Shot Put: 5th (49-5 1/2 (15.07m))
Discus: Foul

Other Notable Performances
2010 USA Junior Outdoor Championships
Shot Put: 8th (46-2 3/4 (14.09m))
Discus: 7th (159-11 (48.74m))

ON WISCONSIN
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