Taylor McDonald
Taylor McDonald
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Macedonia, Ohio
High School: Nordonia
Previous College: Troy
Major: Criminal Justice
Events: Hurdles

2016 Outdoor (Junior): Placed third in the 400m hurdles at the Horizon League Championships with a season-best time of 1:01.65...was sixth in the 100m hurdles at the HL meet with a season-best time of 14.62 seconds...ran a time of 25.72 seconds in the 200m dash at the Yellow Jacket Invitational...clocked a best time of 59.06 seconds in the 400m at the Yellow Jacket Invite.

2016 Indoor (Sophomore): Placed sixth in the 60-meter hurdles at the Horizon League Championships with a time of 9.39 seconds...ran a time of 25.64 seconds in the 200-meter dash at the HL Championships.

2015 Outdoor (Sophomore): Was named the Most Outstanding Freshman in the Running events at the Horizon League Championships...finished sixth in the 100m hurdles at the Horizon League Championship with a time of 15.07...finished second in the 400m hurdles at the HL Championships with a season-best time of 1:01.8...ran the first leg of the 4x4 meter relay that placed second at the HL Championship meet with another season best time of 3:51.74...ran a season-best in the 100m hurdles at the Northeast Ohio Invitational with a time of 14.93.

2015 Indoor (R-Freshman): Placed fourth in the 60-meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 8.89 seconds at the Horizon League Championships...finished seventh in the 400-meter dash with a personal-best time of 57.93 seconds at the HL Championships...took eighth in the 200-meter dash at the HL Championships with a time of 26.47...was named the top Running Freshman of the Meet.

Troy: Was a member of the program in 2013-14...placed third at the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships with a time of 1:01.84 in the 400-meter hurdles...also finished 15th at the SBC Championships with a time of 14.57 seconds during the outdoor season...did not compete during the indoor season.

High School: Won the Ohio Division I State Championship in the 300m hurdles with a time of 42.30 seconds as a senior...placed sixth in the 100m Hurdles at the state meet with a time of 15.14 seconds...finished the season as the 15th best 300-meter hurdler in the nation...placed fourth in the 300m hurdlers at the state championships as a junior...set school records in the 300-meter hurdles (42.30 seconds), 100m hurdles (14.65 seconds) and 400m (56.60 seconds)...also part of school-record 4x200 and 4x400 relay squads...coached by Jeffery Jenkins...qualified for the USATF Jr. Championships, one of the few high school athletes to do so...was ninth in her graduating class.

Personal: Parents are Daniel and Faye McDonald...has a brother...major is criminal justice.