usaTaylor Washington

DATE OF BIRTH06.05.1993
CLUBArkansas Razorbacks
EVENT100m, 200m, 400m
PERSONAL BEST100m - 11.33, 200m - 22.48, 400m - 50.25


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ABOUT Taylor Washington

Taylor Washington (née Ellis-Watson) is a 2016 Olympic 4x400m relay gold medallist for United States.

She blossomed in 2014 when returning to 400m and bringing her PB down by nearly four seconds to 51.78 as she finished seventh at the NCAA Championships.

The next year she took NCAA indoor silver at 400m with 51.52 and went sub-23 for 200m for the first time with 22.93.

Then in 2016 she followed up a 22.48 200m by peaking when it mattered yet again, clocking her PB of 50.25 to finish fourth at the US Olympic trials. This earned her a place in the Olympic relay squad for Rio. Her second-leg run in the heats helped send USA into the final and, though she was overlooked for a final place, gained a gold medal.