Taylor Coxwell
Taylor Coxwell
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
Previous School: Briarwood Academy
Event: Multi/Hurdles/Jumps

AS A SENIOR IN 2018: Named to PBC All-Conference team for taking second in the decathlon at the conference championships … Named NCAA All-Region for the decathlon … Competed in 21 events across six meets … Broke the school record in the javelin throw with a distance of 49.42m … Had five top-three finishes, six top-five finishes, and 14 top-10 finishes … Awarded team MVP and nominated for Male Athlete of the Year at the at Augusta University Annual Athletic Awards Banquet.

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2017: Named NCAA All-Region and Peach Belt All-Conference for the decathlon … Set a new school record for the shot put, javelin, and decathlon … Won the 100 meter hurdles and decathlon at the PBC Championships … Voted as the men’s track MVP at the Augusta Athletics Awards Banquet … Competed 47 times on the year … Had 31 top-five finishes and won 11 events.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2016: Took a redshirt and plans to compete in 2017

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015: Named All-Region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and Competed in 45 events on the season … Logged five first-place marks; five of them coming consecutively at the PBC Championships for decathlon, 110m hurdles, shot put, discus throw, and long jump … Set personal records in 10 events and now holds the GRU record in decathlon, javelin, and 100m hurdles.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014: Competed in seven meets on the year… Took first at the Paine/GRU Open in long jump (6.70m)… Took fourth at the PBC Championships in 110H with 16.34 and sixth in high jump with college best (1.88m)… personal best: 200m (23.84), long jump (6.05m).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Briarwood Academy in Warrenton, Ga., in 2013…All four years he lettered in football, basketball, track and field, and golf…Named All-Region for basketball in 2012-13 and earned Best Offensive Player in 2012-13…Region high-jump champion in 2013 and state high-jump champion in 2013…Region runner-up in track and field and a golf state champion in 2009.

PERSONAL: Son to Sonya Spragis and Rhett Coxwell…Brother to Anna Leigh…Born on June 16, 1995 in Atlanta, Ga…Majoring in kinesiology…Enjoys being with friends, playing golf, and fishing…Goals for the season are to work hard and improve his high jump to 6’4’’…Favorite food is steak and favorite athlete is Michael Jordan…Greatest athletic thrill is winning state for high jump…Favorite movie is “The Benchwarmers” and favorite TV show is “Sports Center”.