Taylor McLaughlin
Taylor  McLaughlin

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Dunellen, N.J.

High School:
Union Catholic Regional

Event:
Sprints

Elig. (In/Out):
SO/SO


02/15/2017

Scholar Stories: Engineering, Track Passions Intersect for McLaughlin

Scholar Stories: Engineering, Track Passions Intersect for McLaughlin

07/23/2016

McLaughlin's Sensational Season Ends with Silver at World Juniors

McLaughlin Nabs Silver in 400m Hurdles at World Juniors

06/26/2016

McLaughlin Wins to Move On to Worlds; Ellis Throws in England

Men's Trackster McLaughlin Wins to Move On to Worlds

06/11/2016

Ferlic Flies to Steeplechase Title as U-M Ties for 13th at NCAA Outdoors

Ferlic Flies to Men's Steeplechase Title as U-M Ties for 13th at NCAAs

05/27/2016

Ferlic, McLaughlin Punch Tickets to NCAA Outdoors

Men's Tracksters Ferlic, McLaughlin Punch Tickets to NCAA Outdoors

Last Updated: Feb. 28, 2017

At Michigan
• Two-time USTFCCCA All-American (2016: indoor Distance Medley Relay, outdoor 400-meter hurdles)
• Helped U-M's DMR to an All-America finish for the first time since 2007 (2016)
• Big Ten Champion (outdoor: 2016, 400-meter hurdles)
• World Junior (U-20) Runner-Up in the 400-meter hurdles (2016 PR 49.45)
• U.S. Junior National Champion (2016 outdoors; 400-meter hurdles)
• Owns school record at 400 meters (46.42)
• Ran the 1,600-meter leg of the record-setting DMR (9:27.67)

Sophomore (2017)

Outdoor
• Ran 51.48 in the 400 meter hurdles to finish 3rd at the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Challenge (Mar. 24-25). Also ran a leg of the fifth-place 4x400 relay team.

Indoor
• Ran within .01 his school record in 46.43 in the 400 meter dash to finish 6th at the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 24-25). Also finished sixth at 200 meters in 21.20.
• Ran the 400m leg of the team that clocked 9:32.13 in the Distance Medley Relay to finish 8th at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational (Feb. 18)
• Ran 47.23 in the 400 meter dash to finish 2nd at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Feb. 3-4)
• Ran a career-best 21.05 in the 200 meter dash to finish 4th at the Boston U. John Thomas Terrier Classic (Jan. 28) to move to No. 2 on the all-time U-M performers list. Also ran 47.08 over 400 meters to finish runner-up.
• Ran 47.02 in the 400 meter dash to win at the Notre Dame Invitational (Jan. 21)
• Ran a career-best 8.20 in the 60 meter hurdles to finish third at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (Jan. 14)

Freshman (2016)
• World Junior (U-20) Runner-Up in the 400-meter hurdles in a lifetime-best race of 49.45
• Won the U.S. Juniors National Title in the 400-meter hurdles, running 50.74 to seal his bid to the World Junior Championships (June 26)
• Two-time All-American (one relay, one individual honor)
• Two-time Big Ten medalist with one conference title and one program record set
Outdoor
• At his first NCAA Outdoor Championships (June 8 and 10), placed fifth to secure All-American honors in the 400-meter hurdles (49.74) after advancing with a PR of 49.73 in the semifinal
• At the NCAA East Preliminary Round (May 26, 28), ran 49.84 to finish fourth in the east and automatically qualify for the national meet in the 400-meter hurdles after a run of 51.77 in the prelims; also ran the anchor leg of the 21st-place 4x400-meter relay, which ran 3:10.72
• Won his first career Big Ten title in a PR of 49.80 in at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 15), ranking him No. 6 in the world among juniors at the time of the race, and was the fastest time by any freshman in the NCAA in 2016
• Ran 51 flat to finish runner-up as the top collegian at the Texas State Bobcat Classic (April 30)
• Won the Collegiate Open section of the 400 meter high hurdles at the Mount Sac Relays (April 15) in 51.14
• Finished second in the 400 meter high hurdles at the Tiger Track Classic (April 9), setting a new PR of 51.90
• Made outdoor debut in the 400 meter high hurdles, finishing second at the Battle of the Blues (March 31) in a personal record 52.11, while also helping U-M finish second in the 4x400 meter relay
Indoor
• Earned All-America honors running the 400 meter leg of Michigan's eighth-place DMR at the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 11)
• Made his postseason debut at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26-27), medaling with a third-place finish in the 400 and breaking the program record (46.42) in the finals, and also scored as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team, which ran a season-best 3:09.65
• Set a new personal-best of 46.75 in the 400m race to finish second overall, and first among collegians, before dropping a 45.86 relay split during the 4x4 to help U-M set a season-best time at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational (Feb. 6)
• Won the 400m race in 47.44 at the Notre Dame Invitational (January 23)
• Recorded a collegiate-best time in the 200m (21.78) and also ran the 400m (47.55), finishing fifth and second, respectively at the Commodore Invitational (Jan. 15)

Prep
• Graduated from Union Catholic Regional High School (2015)
• National and Spanish Honor Societies
• Four-year honor student
• Student Ambassador

Track and Field
• New Jersey Boys Gatorade Male Track Athlete of the Year in Track and Field (2015)
• Wendy's Male Athlete of the Year State Finalist (2014)
• Three-year New Balance Indoor Nationals (2013-15) and four-year New Balance Outdoor Nationals (2012-15) competitor, with eight total event titles in 4x200m relay (2013-14), 4x400m relay (2013-15), Shuttle Hurdle Relay (2013) and Swedish Relay (1:53.96) and 19 total top-five finishes including 14 in first place or runner-up
• Seven-time New Jersey Meet of Champions Champion in indoor (2014-15) 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay (2013) and outdoor 400m hurdles (2015) and 4x400m relay (2013, '15) and one-time runner-up
• Set National 15-year old/State Sophomore record at outdoor 400m hurdles (2013)
• Owns State and county records in the 4x400m relay the state record in the outdoor 400m hurdles and county records in the indoor 4x200m and outdoor 4x400m relays
• Also owns eight school records in the indoor 200m, 300m, 400m, 1,600m relay as well as outdoor 200m, 400m 4x200m relay and Swedish Relay
• 14-time State Group Champion at indoor 400m (2013, '15) and 4x400m relay (2013-15) and outdoor 200m (2015), 400m (2013-15), 110m hurdles (2015), 400m hurdles (2013, '15) and 4x400m relay (2013-14)
• Seven-time team All-State at indoor 400m (2014-15) and 4x400m relay (2014-15) and outdoor 400m hurdles (2015) and 4x400m relay (2014-15) with one second team honors
• 11-time First team All-Non-Public, Union County and Area at indoor 400m, and 4x400m relay, outdoor 400m, 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay
• Five-time all-conference
• Selected by the Star Ledger as indoor (2014-15) and outdoor (2013-15) State and Union County Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year
• Named Courier News Boys Track Athlete of the Year for indoor 2014-15) and outdoor (2013, '15) seasons
• Four-year letterwinner

Personal
• Enrolled in the School of Engineering
• Majoring in Mechanical Engineering
• Born August 3, 1997
• Son of Willie and Mary McLaughlin
• Father competed for Manhattan College track and field program
• Sister, Morgan, competed for St. Peter's University track and field program

COLLEGIATE BESTS

Event Time/Mark Date
60m Hurdles (I)8.21-14-17
200m (I)21.051-28-17
400m (I)46.422-26-16
400m (O)46.817-6-14
400m Hurdles (O)49.457-23-16

 



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