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TAYLOR BANKS

Player profile

position
Sprints
year
Freshman
hometown
Miramar, Fla.
high school
Miramar

BIO:

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

Joins the program as the top sprinter in Florida and one of the finest in the nation…was the 2019 Florida 4A 100- and 200-meter champion…owns personal-bests of 10.26 (100) and 20.99 (200).

2020

Indoor: Was recognized as the ACC Freshman of the Year after helping the Noles to their third consecutive ACC team title and qualifying for the NCAA Championships in the 60-meter dash…placed seventh in the 60 and fifth in the 200 (PB 21.24), contributing six points to the Noles’ title-winning cause…advanced to the 60-meter finals in all five meets contested…his personal-best time of 6.61 came in a third-place finish at the Tiger Paw Invitational…launched his FSU career with a win at the Orange & Purple Elite (6.67)…ran 6.66 to place second at the Bob Pollock Invitational and was fifth at the Texas Tech Invitational.

 

2019-20

Indoor: Qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 60-meter dash and was selected as the ACC Men’s Indoor Freshman of the Year…contributed scoring performances in the Noles’ ACC Indoor title run, placing fifth in the 200-meter dash and seventh in the 60-meter dash…opened up with a season-best 21.24 in the 200 at the ACC meet in the prelims…earned a spot at the NCAA meet when he ran personal-best time of 6.61 in the final of the Tiger Paw Invitational at Clemson, placing third…advanced to the 60-meter dash finals in all five meets he competed in…opened his collegiate career by winning the 60 at Clemson’s Orange & Purple Elite, twice beating Georgia freshman Matthew Boling in a head-to-head match of two of the nation’s most touted first-year talents.

Personal

Excelled at the high school and AAU level in the short sprints…came on strong at the end of his senior season, sweeping to district, region and state titles in the 100 and 200 for Miramar High…as a junior finished third in the 100 and 200 at the Florida 4A state meet, but emerged as one of the nation’s finest in the postseason…ran 10.26 to finish second to national leader Anthony Schwartz at the Great Southwest meet and followed up with a 100-meter victory at the Brooks PR Invitational, securing his position as the top junior in the nation…closed season by winning the AAU Club Nationals 100-meter title in a meet record (10.39)…an A/B honor roll student…also played football in high school…plans to pursue a nursing major…the son of Theron and Valencia Banks…born Oct. 10, 2000.