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Taylor Banks

Taylor Banks - Track & Field - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

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

Top Times

PERFORMANCE PROFILE

60 6.61
100 10.18(0.9)
200 21.24

 

Honors and Awards

  • 2022 Second Team All-ACC (Outdoor) – 100m Dash
  • 2022 First Team All-ACC (Indoor)
  • 2021 First Team All-American 100m dash
  • 2021 First Team All-American 4x100m Relay
  • 2021 First Team All-ACC 100m Dash
  • 2021 First Team All-ACC 4x100m Relay
  • 2021 Second Team All-American 60m Dash
  • 2021 Indoor T&F All-ACC 2nd Team
  • 2021 Indoor T&F All-ACC 1st Team
  • 2020 All-American Honorable Mention (Indoor)
  • 2020 ACC Indoor Freshman of the Year
  • 2020 Indoor T&F All-ACC 2nd Team 60m Dash
  • 2020 Second Team All-ACC 200m Dash (Indoor)

 

2022

Outdoor: Finished fourth in the 100m dash (10.24) at the ACC Championships…Clocked a 10.39 (2.1) in the 100m dash at the UNF Invitational…Finished 14th in the 100m with a time of 10.25 at the Tom Jones Invitational…Took second in the 100m dash with a time of 10.27 (3.5m/s) and also ran the opening leg on the 4x100m relay team that finished first with a time of 39.26…Competed for seventh in 200m (21.31) at the Hurricane Invitational

Indoor: Banks was named First Team All-ACC… He finished sixth in the 60m prelims with a time of 6.68 and second in the 60m with a time of 6.68 at the ACC Indoor Championships… Finished 12th in the 60m dash prelims with a time of 6.75 at the Tyson Invitational… Earned second place in the semi-finals for 60m dash (6.64) at the Texas Tech Invite…Began his season at the Clemson Invitational with a solid performance in the 60m dash where he finished fourth with a time of 6.67.

2021

Outdoor: Started the outdoor season at FSU Relays finishing sixth in the 200 (21.35(1.3))…fourth in the 100 at the UF Tom Jones Invitational (10.23(0.7))…at the North Florida Invite contributed to the first place finish in the 4x100m (39.16)…competed in the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships earning fourth in the 100 (10.22(1.6)) and was part of the 4x100m relay group that took first place and earned a new school record with 38.95…qualified for the NCAA Division I East Preliminary round in the 100 finishing 11th (10.10w(3.1))…advanced to the NCAA Division I Track & Field Championships in the 100 earning a personal-best in the preliminary round (10.18(0.9)) and finished eighth in the final (10.35(0.4)).

Indoor: Opened the season placing second in the 60-meter dash at the Gamecock Opener (6.77)…third at the Tyson Invitational (6.66).. fourth in the ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships 60-meter finals (6.71)…qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 60-meter dash finishing ninth in the preliminary round (6.66)

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.