OUTLOOK — All-American in the hurdles and All-American with the 4x100m relay ... In 2003, USC looks for him to be an outdoor individual All-American ... Played football in the fall of 2002 for the Gamecocks and track coaches look for him to gain some power and strength and toughness in football that would carry over to helping him be a champion on the track ... He played in six games for the football team, posting three receptions for 53 yards.
JUNIOR — During Indoor Season, placed sixth in the 60m hurdles at the UNC Early Invitational ... Placed ninth in the 60m hurdles at the Tyson Invitational ... At the Meet of Champions, finished fourth in the 60m hurdles ... Finished fifth in the 55m hurdles at the USC Indoor Invitational ... Placed sixth in the 60m hurdles at the SEC Championships ... Finished eighth in the 60m hurdles at the NCAA Championships ... Won the 110m hurdles at the Weems Baskin Sprint Relays, the South Carolina State Championships and the Spec Town Relays ... Finished second in the 110m hurdles at the Four Way SEC Meet and at the Sea Ray Relays ... Placed third in the 110m hurdles at the Florida Relays ... Placed sixth in the 200m dash at the Miami Invitational ... Finished fifth in the 110m hurdles at the SEC Championships ... USC’s 4x100m relay, with Taylor anchoring, was third ... Was All-American in the 4x100m relay ... Was on the 4x100m relay team that finished fourth at the NCAA Championships ... Also made the semi-finals of the 110m hurdles at the NCAA Championships ... Placed seventh in the semi-finals of the 110m hurdles at the USATF Outdoor Championships, running a personal best 13.72.
SOPHOMORE — Indoors, had seven top 10 finishes in seven meets ... Took first in the 60m hurdles and fifth in the 200m at the Armory Collegiate meet ... Finished second in the 55m hurdles at the Barnett Bank Invitational with a time of 7.33 ... At the Gamecock Indoor Invitational he ran a 7.27 in the 55m hurdles in his heat, earning him the third position on the USC Indoor Honor Roll, and went on to win the event ... Outdoors, finished in top ten in 110m hurdles six times during season ... Placed first at Weems Baskin Sprint Relays ... Fourth at SEC Quad ... Finished eighth at University of Miami Invitational and SEC Championships ... Also finished seventh in 400m hurdles at Duke Invitational with a career best time of 52.72 ... Ran a season best in 110m hurdles in qualifying heat at SEC Championships with a time of 13.80 ... Finished eighth in the finals of the 110m hurdles ... Also qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 110m hurdles.
FRESHMAN — Indoors, competed in the ETSU Invitational and placed third in the 60m hurdles ... Finished second in the 60m hurdles at the Five-Way Meet ... Placed fourth in the 55m at the Gamecock Indoor ... At the same meet, finished first in the 55m high hurdles ... Outdoors, placed first in the 110m high hurdles at the SEC Four-Way and placed fourth in the 400m hurdles ... At the Raleigh Relays, he finished seventh in the 110m high hurdles ... Won the 110m high hurdles at the S. C. State Championships ... Had USC’s second best time in the 100m hurdles and the 400m hurdles for the year ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 4x100m relay and the 110m hurdles but did not compete due to an injury.
HIGH SCHOOL — Attended Southwest DeKalb High School ... Prepped at same high school as former Gamecock Olympian and silver medalist Terrence Trammell ... Coached by Napoleon Cobb ... Lettered in football and track ... Named to the football all-area team in 1998 ... Football Player of the Month in September of 1998 ... State champion in the 110m hurdles and the 300m hurdles in 1999 ... Track Athlete of the Month for April of 1998 and 1999.
PERSONAL — Majoring in African American Studies ... Full name is Corey Bernard Taylor ... Mother is Sabrena Everett ... Father is Angelo Taylor, Sr. ... Siblings are Angelo Taylor and Alexandria Taylor ... Angelo runs track professionally for Nike Athletics ... His brother was a world champion in the 400m, and he had the fastest time in the world last year indoors, and is also a member of the world championship team ... Brother Angelo won two gold medals in the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in the 400m hurdles and the 4X400m relay ... Career goal is to eventually become a professional athlete and a school teacher ... Chose USC because of the track program and for the education program ... Born on May 2, 1981, in Macon, Ga.
TAYLOR'S TOP TIMES
55m hurdles.......7.25 60m hurdles.......7.78 110m hurdles......13.72