The Wetherington Chiropractic Clinic Athlete of the Week for May 31st
Taylor DeLoach - sophomore St. Vincent's Academy Track & Field Athlete
The Skinny: Taylor captured three gold medals at this year GHSA Class AA state track meet. She won the 100- and 200-meter sprints and the long jump making her the first St. Vincent’s athlete to win a track event at the state. Taylor has earned the Savannah Morning News’ Girls Track Athlete of the Year award for the second year in the row.
During the season: Taylor turned heads in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 1 inch, which was the longest jump for a female high school track athlete in Georgia and fifth longest in the USA. Taylor also set personal bests in the 100-meter dash with a 12.16 at region and in the 200-meter dash with a 24.68 at the state...
On Deck: Taylor, just a sophomore, still has tow more high school track seasons to improve, but she won't be waiting for that to happen, she participates in AAU track. Last summer, she placed first in the long jump with a 19-3 at the AAU Nationals in Orlando, Fla.
College Outlook: Taylor said she has already drawn interest from Kansas, Notre Dame, Navy, North Carolina State, Middle Tennessee State and Virginia.
Other interests off the Track: Taylor also plays forward on the St. Vincent’s basketball team to keep her in shape during the winter season and is a true student athlete as she maintains a 3.8 grade-point average at school.