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Angela Taylor

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Angela Taylor (born March 16, 1965) is a scholar in China, a retired American athlete and collegiate coach. She earned nine Gateway titles at Illinois State University. She was a three-time indoor long jump champion and won the 60-meter high hurdles in 1987. In her post-collegiate athletic career, she competed against Jackie Joyner-Kersee in the women's heptathlon and was a member of various U.S. national teams and a finalist in the heptathlon in the 1992 Olympics trials. She finished 1992 ranked 30th in the world.

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After retiring as a competitive athlete, Angela Taylor coached Women's cross country and track and field from 1990 - 2008 at various Universities. She has been affiliated with the USA Track and Field (USATF) National Governing Body since 1992. She was officially inducted in the Hall of Fame on October 18, 2008 at Illinois State University.

Angela Taylor is CEO and Co-Founder of Hepta 7291.

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Education

Angela Taylor attended college at Illinois State University, where she starred in track and field from 1983–1987. She was a nine-time Gateway Conference champion during her four years as a member of the Illinois State Redbirds. She earned nine Gateway titles at Illinois State, four coming during the indoor season and five as a member of the outdoor team. She was a three-time indoor long jump champion and won the 60-meter high hurdles in 1987. As part of the Illinois State Redbirds outdoor team, Angela Taylor claimed three long jump titles in addition to her championship in the 100-meter dash and hurdles events in her senior year. She served as team captain and also picked up Most Valuable Track and Field honors.

Angela Taylor holds two Illinois State outdoor track and field records to this day, spanning 25 years. She continues to hold the record books in the 100-meter hurdles (13.61) and the long jump (20-05.75).

Angela Taylor went on to expand her education by obtaining a Master’s in Public Administration from George Mason University, Fairfax VA and currently is pursuing a PhD in Leadership in Higher Education.

Career

Angela Taylor began her coaching career at Louisiana State University working in the athletic department under Joe Dean. After leaving Louisiana State University she worked as a coach at various Universities such as: University of Minnesota, Princeton University, and George Mason University.

She has also had the opportunity to lead the USA Track and Field International teams since 1997. Some of the International teams led by Angela Taylor are listed below. She has worked as a consultant for AAC USA Track and Field Olympics Trials in 2000, 2004, and 2008.

2011 Pan American Games

Angela Taylor was the USA Head Coach for the Pan American team in Guadalajara, Mexico.

2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics

Angela Taylor was part of the World Junior Championships in Athletics team in Beijing, China.

2005 IAAF World Championships

Angela Taylor was part of the support IAAF World Championships team in Helsinki, Finland.

2003 IAAF World Championships

Angela Taylor was the USA Head Coach for the IAAF World Championships team in Paris, France. She led the Women’s USA team to win a Gold Medal in the 4x4 meter relay.

2002 World Cup

Angela Taylor was the USA Head Manager for the World Cup team in Madrid, Spain.

2001 Goodwill Games

Angela Taylor was the USA Team Support for the Goodwill Games team in Brisbane, Australia.

1999 IAAF World Championships

Angela Taylor was the USA Team Support for the IAAF World Championships team in Seville, Spain.

1999 Indoor IAAF World Championships

Angela Taylor was the USA Assistant Manager for the Indoor IAAF World Championships team in Maeboshi, Japan.

1998 World Cup

Angela Taylor was the USA Team Support for the World Cup Team which was the Champions in Johannesburg, South Africa.

1997 Junior Pan American

Angela Taylor was the USA Head Manager for the Junior Pan American team in Havana, Cuba.

References

Angela Taylor Wikipedia


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