Derek Taylor Athlete Profile

Derek Taylor

Derek Taylor
Position: Distance Height: 5-9 Weight: 135 Roster Years: 2005-2007 Hometown: Portland

Personal

Born March 1983 in Portland, Ore. ... parents are Kelly and Susan Taylor ... served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico City ... majoring in physics and minoring in mathematics, philosophy and military science.

Before BYU

Lettered four times in both track and cross country, once in wrestling and once in marksmanship at Rogers High School ... member of the National Honor Society.

Stats

BEST TIMES: 3000m steeplechase - 9:02, 3000m - 8:24, mile - 4:15.40



2005 | Freshman Year

Competed in the BYU Invitational and the Robison Invitational in the steeplechase.

2006 | Sophomore Year

Finished fourth in the mile at the Mt. States Indoor Games with a time of 4:17.20 ... competed in the mile (4:15.40) at the Husky Indoor Classic ... placed fourth in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 9:30.01 at the ASU Invitational ... won the 3,000m steeplechase at the BYU Invite (9:31.16) and Robison Invitational (9:15.74) ... finished sixth in the 3,000m steeplechase at the MWC Outdoor Championships with a time of 9:28.81 ... completed the season with a 10th-place finish in the steeplechase (9:30.86) at the NCAA West Region Championships.

2007 | Junior Year

Placed second in the 3,000 meters at the Cougar Indoor Invitational ... competed in the 3,000 meters at the Dan DeHart Invitational ... ran a season-best time in the 3,000 meters (8:24.22) at the Husky Classic ... ran a season-best time of 9:02.26 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Stanford Invitational ... ran in the steeplechase at the Mt. SAC Relays ... placed seventh in the steeplechase at the Robison Invitational ... took fourth in the steeplechase at the MWC Championship meet ... competed in the steeplechase at the West Region meet.