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Denton Taylor Biography
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 25, 2006
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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2005-06 Season: Finished 11th in the 100 back (50.06) and 14th in the 200 back (1:49.15) at the 2006 Pac-10 Championships... Against ASU, finished third in the 200 back (1:52.50)... At the 2005 Texas Invitational, finished 22nd n the 200 back (1:51.47)... Versus USC, finished fifth in the 200 back (1:55.10).


2004-05 Season: At the Pac-10 Championships, finished 14th in the 100 back (50.29), 15th in the 200 back (1:50.97) and 28th in he 200 free (1:41.14)... Against ASU, finished fourth in the 200 back... Finished fifth in the 200 free against Texas and SMU (1:41.45) and sixth in the 200 back... Was sixth in the 200 back against both Stanford and California... Against the University of British Colombia, finished fourth in the 200 free (1:47.95) and fifth in the 200 back... Against Wisconsin, finished fourth in the 100 back (55.74) and fifth in the 200 back.


2003-04 Season: Finished 15th in the 200 back (1:52.59), and 12th in the 100 back (51.02) at the Pac-10 Championships...Was seventh in both the 200-meter (SC) back and the 200-meter (SC) IM against Arizona State...Placed sixth in the 200 back (1:55.43) against Texas...Finished fifth in the 200 back against Stanford...Finished seventh in the 200 free (1:47.07) against Missouri and Purdue...Was fourth in the 200-meter (LC) back against USC.


 National & International Competition ?- 2003:  Competed at Junior Nationals... At the spring sectionals, finished 18th in the 100 back (52.63).


Prep: Four-year letterwinner for coach Bil Kopas at Brophy College Prep in Phoenix, Ariz.... NISCA All-American consideration in the 400 free relay... Team captain as a senior... Helped Brophy to both regional and state championships his senior year... Individually, finished third in both the 100 free and 100 back at regional meet... Was eighth in the 100 back and 10th in the 100 free at the state meet... Also competed for the Arizona Desert Fox club team... Helped club to a win at the combined sectionals in Washington in the spring of 2003.


Personal: Born Denton Simeon Taylor on Nov. 20, 1984, in Phoenix, Ariz.... Son of Gordon and Deborah Taylor... Has a younger brother, Dylan, and a younger sister, Whitney... His father was a swimmer at Georgia... Grandfather Fredrick Taylor was a swimmer at Yale... Is an Eagle Scout... Major is marketing.



Personal Bests:

100 back ?- 49.9

200 free ?- 1:41.14

200 back ?- 1:49.15



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