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Chelsea Taylor Athlete Profile

Chelsea Taylor

Chelsea Taylor
Positions: Sprints, Hurdles Height: 5-5 Roster Years: 2009-2010 Hometown: Trabuco Canyon, CA Last School: Mission Viejo High School


  • Born in Orange, California
  • Parents are Cheri and Jim Taylor
  • Enjoys playing the drums, surfing, wakeboarding and tennis
  • Majoring in exercise science

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Mission Viejo High School
  • 2008 South Coast League Champion in the 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles and 4x400 relay
  • Owns the school record in the 300-meter hurdles (43.26)
  • Orange County Champion in the 300-meter hurdles
  • Took eighth in the 300-meter hurdles at the Southern Section Masters Meet in 2008
  • Earned the coaches award in tennis in 2007
  • Recipient of the 2007 and 2008 Spirit of the Diablo Award


PERSONAL BESTS: 100m Hurdles- 15.01; 400m- 58.45; 400m Hurdles- 1:01.13

2009 | Freshman Year

Indoor: Began career at BYU running the 400m at the UNM Cherry and Silver Invitational with a time of 59.23...ran the 400m (58.77) at the Bronco Invitational, placing tenth...placed fifth in the 400m at the Mountain State Games with a time of 59.14. Outdoor: Started outdoor season at the Stanford Invitational, running the 400m hurdles in a time of 1:05.28...competed in the 400m hurdles (1:04.46) and 100m hurdles (15.28) at the Sun Angel Track Classic...ran season-best 100m hurdle time of 15.04 at the Robison Invitational...placed fifth at the BYU Invitational Tri-Meet with season-best 400m hurdle time of 1:02.84.

2010 | Sophomore Year

Indoor: Competed at the Bengal Shootout, placing 28th in the 200m (26.45)...placed sixth in the 400m (58.45) at the Bronco Invitational...won the 400m (58.70) at the Mountain States Games...placed ninth at Air Force in the 400m (58.57). Outdoor: Placed third at the Spring Break Classic in the 400m hurdles (1:01.85)...placed third in the 400m hurdles (1:01.13) and eighth in the 100m hurdles (15:01)...competed at the Mesa Classic, taking first in the 400m hurdles in 1:01.86 and 14th in the 100m hurdles (15.06)...took second at the Robison Invitational in the 400m hurdles (1:01.53)...placed fourth at the MWC Outdoor Championships in the 400m hurdles (1:01.59).