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Marquita Taylor
Marquita Taylor


San Clemente, Calif.

High School:
San Clemente





T&F Women Take Second At Pac-12 Championshps

The No. 5 women's track and field earned a runner-up finish at the Pac-12 Championships while the men finished in seventh place.

2004 (Sophomore):
Returns as one of the top sprinters for the Arizona women... Will play a big role for the Wildcats at the conference and national meets... 2003 (Freshman): Showed consistent improvement throughout the season... Qualified for the first-ever NCAA West Regional after running a personal best time of 11.80 in the 100 meters at the Pac-10 Championships... Member of the 4x100m national qualifying relay team.

High School
San Clemente High School, San Clemente, Calif.:
Earned four varsity letters in track & field... Named team captain for one year... Won the team's Most Valuable Athlete award three years... Earned all-league honors three times, as well as all-region honors twice... 2001 and 2002 CIF finalist... Master's Meet qualifier in the 100m and 200m... Undefeated in dual meets in the 100m and 200m from 2000-2002... 2001 Orange County 100m and 200m champion... Named to the L.A. Times first team in the 100m and 200m in 2001 and 2002... School record-holder in the 100m (11.93) and 200m (24.32).

Marquita D. Taylor... Born 12-3-83, in Los Angeles, Calif... Daughter of James and Sharon Taylor... Has one brother, Montel, and one sister, Jasmine... Enjoys reading and listening to music... Pursuing a degree in business with plans to work in sports marketing after college.