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Janae Taylor
Position: Sprints
Year: Senior
Hometown: Richmond, Ind.
High School: Richmond
Major: Advertising
Experience: 3 Letters
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Janae Taylor
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 11/25/2008

Will only compete on the outdoor squad for the 2012-13 season, as she has exhausted her indoor eligibility

Indoor Top Performances: 60m - 7.68 (Twice) / 200m - 25.03 (2/27/09)

Outdoor Top Performances: 100m - 11.88 (5/15/09) / 200m - 24.45 (5/15/09)

2012 OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (R-Jr.): Competed in eight meets ... placed 11th in the 100m dash (11.97) and 18th in the 200m dash (25.13) with season-best efforts in both events at the Mid-American Conference Championships (May 10-12) ... won the 200m dash (25.33) and was part of two first-place relays, the 4x100m (48.14) and the 4x400m (4:00.94), at the IWU Polar Bear Invitational (March 24) ... won both the 100m dash (12.13) and the 200m dash (25.67) in BSU's dual meet versus Bowling Green (April 14), while also running on the first-place 4x100m relay (47.20) ... won the 100m dash at the Jack Shaw Classic (May 4) in 12.48.

2012 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (Sr.): Competed in seven meets ... helped guide the 4x400m relay team to an eighth-place time of 3:52.00 at the MAC Championships ... posted a season-best time of 25.12 in the 200m dash to place 14th at the league meet, while clocking in at 7.74 to place 15th in the 60m dash ... tied her career-best with a 60m dash time of 7.68 in the prelims of the Ball State Quadrangular (Feb. 17) ... placed third in the 60m dash at the IWU Invitational (Jan. 28) with a clocking of 7.69.

2011 OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (R-So.): Clocked the fastest time on the squad in the 100m dash with a time of 12.37 at the Polytan Invitational (April 22-23) ... led the squad in the 200m dash with a time of 24.96 at Stan Lyons Invitational (April 30) ... placed 15th in both the 100m dash (12.01) and the 200m dash (24.83) at the MAC Championships (May 12-14).

2011 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (Jr.): Led the Cardinals on the year with a 60m dash with a time of 7.74 at the Ball State Open (Feb. 18) ... also turned in Ball State's fastest time of the season in the 200m dash, finishing in 25.35 at the meet ... placed 18th in both the 60m dash (7.77) and 200m dash (25.58) at the MAC Championships (Feb. 25-26).

2010 OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (So.): Redshirted at Ball State.

2010 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (So.): Turned in BSU's fastest time of the season in the 60m dash, crossing the finish line in 7.69 during the preliminary round at the Ball State Quadrangular (Feb. 19) ... placed 14th in the 60m dash at the MAC Championships (Feb. 26-27) by clocking in at 7.77 ... added a 15th-place effort of 25.58 in the 200m dash at the league meet ... clocked the Cardinals' best time of the year in the 200m dash with an effort of at 25.08 at the Hoosier Hills Invitational (Feb. 12).

2009 OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD (Fr.): Earned three points for Ball State at the MAC Championships (May 14-16) by placing seventh in the 100m dash (12.08) and eighth in the 200m dash (24.93) ... registered career-fast efforts in both the 200m dash (24.45) and the 100m dash (11.88) during the prelims of the MAC Championships ... part of the 4x100m relay team that set BSU's best season time (46.18) while finishing first in the 200m dash (25.18) and fourth in the 100m dash (12.38) at the Miami Invitational (April 10-11) ... collected second-place finishes in the 100m dash (12.00) and the 200m dash (24.52) at the Stan Lyons Invitational (April 25), while running the first leg in the first-place 4x100m relay squad ... placed third in the 100m dash (11.92) at the Pacesetter Invitational (May 2).

2009 INDOOR TRACK & FIELD (Fr.): Placed eighth in the 60m dash (7.76) and the 200m dash (25.03) at the MAC Championships (Feb. 27-28) ... her 200m dash time is a career-fast effort, as was her clocking of 7.68 in the prelims of the 60m dash ... finished third in both the 60m dash (7.69) and the 200m dash (25.29) at the BSU Quadrangular (Feb. 20) ... tallied a fourth-place finish in the 60m dash (7.76) and fifth-place finish in the 200m dash (25.71) at the BGSU Challenge (Jan. 17) ... placed 11th in the 60m dash (7.75) and 17th in the 200m dash (25.17) at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 6-7).

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters in track & field ... three-time all-state selection ... placed fourth in the 100m in 2006, eighth in 2007 and second in the 100m and fourth in the 200m in 2008 ... 100m conference champion in 2006, 100m, 200m and 4x100m conference champion in 2008 ... earned the Walter Cross Award for best female performer at the 2008 Kokomo Relays ... four-event sectional champion in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m and high jump ... holds sectional records in the 100m and 200m ... named Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year at Kokomo ... owns personal-bests in the 100m (12.02), 200m (25.08) and high jump (5-4) ... also played volleyball.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Phillip and Michelle Taylor ... has three brothers, Brenton, Tyler, and Bryce, and one sister, Paige ... born Nov. 16, 1989, in Richmond, Ind. ... majoring in advertising.