Track & Field



 Taylor Gardner
Taylor Gardner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sheridan, Wyo.

High School:
Sheridan HS

Height:
5-7

Event:
Hurdles

Experience:
5L


06/11/2014

Cowboy Senior Finley Seeks Elusive National Title on Friday

Discus Starts Friday at 5 p.m. MT

05/30/2014

Second Day of NCAA West Preliminary in the Books

Fisher and Gardner Both Miss Top 12 by Less Than a Second

05/29/2014

Fisher Highlights Wyoming's Opening Day in Arkansas

Graduate Student Runs Third-Fastest Outdoor 800 Meters in School History

05/27/2014

Track & Field Ready to Compete at NCAA West Preliminary

Program Will Send a School-Record 15 Participants

05/22/2014

14 Wyoming Tracksters Earn NCAA Bids

Number Ties for the Program's Most Ever

05/18/2014

2014 Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships

2014 Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Laramie, Wyo.

2013-14: Earned three All-MW honors during the season...indoors focused on the 60 meters with a top time of 7.84...placed ninth in the 400 meters at the MW Championships...also helped Wyoming's 4x400-meter relay place fourth at the event...outdoors ran the second-fastest 400-meter hurdles in school history with a 57.93 at the Cowpoke Open on May 3...won the event at the MW Championships to earn an All-MW honor...also helped the 4x100-meter relay win at the event and the 4x400-meter relay place second for two more All-MW honors...qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary in the 400-meter hurdles and 4x100-meter relay...finished 18th in the hurdles at the meet to miss the NCAA Championships by six tenths of a second.

2012-13: During the indoor season, competed in the 400 meters at the MW Championships, finishing 12th in 57.3...member of the 4x400-meter relay that placed fifth in 3:45 at the league meet...earned sixth place in the 400 meters at the Holiday Inn Invite in 57.8...helped the 4x400-meter relay to second place in 3:51 at the meet...outdoors, qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary in the 400-meter hurdles as a No. 32 seed...ran a 1:01 in the event for 34th place at the preliminary...competed at the MW Championships in the 400-meter hurdles, earning UW's No. 3 all-time best mark of 59.41 for the event in the finals round for a fourth-place finish...won the 400-meter hurdles at the Cowpoke Open in 59.8...finished second in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:01 at the Jack Christiansen Invite, also helping the 4x100-meter relay to first place in 46.1...named Academic All-MW and a MW Scholar Athlete.

2011-12: Competed in the 400 meters and 4x400-meter relay at the MW Championships where she placed 13th in the dash and helped the relay team to a fourth-place finish ... during the indoor season, placed second in the 200 meters in a season-best 25.6 at the Shine Meet ... for the outdoor season, qualified for the MW Championships in the 400-meter hurdles where she placed fifth in 1:00, the second-best time of her career ... also helped the 4x100-meter relay to two first-place marks, including a season-best 46.5 at the Jack Christiansen Invite.

2010-11: Did not compete during the season.

2009-10: Brought her talents in the 400 and 400-meter hurdles to Wyoming and showed what she could do right off the bat ... had a team-best mark in the hurdles, running a 1:00 ... also was second in the 400 dash, just three seconds behind the team leader at 57.18.

Before Wyoming: At Sheridan High School, a three-year letterwinner in volleyball and track and field while lettering all four years in basketball at Sheridan HS ... during her basketball career, her team won the state championship in 2007, and she was named to the All-Conference team three times ... in track and field, she was All-State in 2009 in three different events, the 100 and 300-meter hurdles and the 400 meters ... academically, she was on the Presidential Honor Roll for three years as well as the National Honor Society for two.

Personal: Born in Laramie, Wyo., to parents Paula and Ted Gardner ... majoring in physiology...has been admitted to UW's pharmacy school.

Personal Bests:
Indoor:
60 Meters - 7.84 (2014)
60-Meter Hurdles - 9.11 (2010)
200 Meters - 25.65 (2012)
400 Meters - 56.91 (2010)

Outdoor:
400 Meters - 57.18 (2010)
400-Meter Hurdles - 57.93 (2014)(No. 2 UW All-Time Mark)

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