Taylor Smith
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    Taylor Smith

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Clovis, Calif.

    High School:
    Buchanan

    Height:
    6-10

    Event:
    High Jump

    07/09/2014

    Over 40 Falcons Earn MW Academic Honors

    The track and field team accounted for 41 of Air Force's 69 academic all-conference selections.

    05/19/2014

    Ten Falcons Earn All-Conference Honors

    Eight men and two women earned all-MW honors, following top-three finishes at the conference meet.

    FRESHMAN YEAR | 2013-14: Mountain West champion in the outdoor high jump...tied for the sixth-best indoor clearance in Academy history...all-conference selection...became the program's second conference champion in the outdoor high jump after clearing 6'8¾" to win the MW Championships...also collected first-place finishes at the Air Force Relays and Air Force Twilight Open...posted an outdoor-best height of 6'9" at the Jack Christiansen Invitational...debuted on the Academy's all-time list during the indoor season with a clearance of 6'9¾" at the Air Force All-Comers Meet...improved that height to 6'10¾" one week later during a runner-up performance at the Holiday Inn Invitational...that mark is tied for sixth on the program's all-time list...earned the team's Newcomer of the Week award twice during the indoor season...academic all-conference selection.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Buchanan High School...earned two top-four finishes in the high jump at the CIF California State Championships (third as a senior, fourth as a junior)...cleared 6'10¼" as a senior...named Athlete of the Year...also played water polo...served as team captain...member of the team that won the Valley championship...winner of the Best Friends Award in the high school yearbook.

    PERSONAL: Full name is Taylor Braxton Smith...nickname is "Daddy Longlegs"...son of Rich and Tracy Smith...has one older sister, Brianna...also has one older brother, Travis, a 2013 graduate of the Air Force Academy and all-conference high jumper for the Falcons' track and field team...earning a double-major in economics and management...future plans include "flying, fighting and winning"...served as B-2 Element NCO...named to the Dean's List...hobbies include skydiving and regular diving..."I am neither a dog or cat person; fish is where it's at"...completed AM-490 ("jumped out of planes") and Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training ("starved in the woods") over the summer...member of Cadet Squadron 40.

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