Henderson’s Taylor competes in NCAA track and field nationals

Jun. 08, 2013 @ 08:14 PM

N.C. State sophomore Tremanisha Taylor posted a 15th-place finish in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships shot put competition Saturday at the University of Oregon.

Taylor, a Southern Vance alum, had a throw of 52 feet, 09.50 inches.

Oklahoma senior Tia Brooks, threw 62 feet, 00.50 inches to win the event by about four feet.

Taylor, making her second consecutive nationals appearance, qualified for the shot put finals by finishing 12th in the East Regional.

Taylor won three state titles in discus at Southern Vance. She broke the 2-A discus record her junior year and then set the 3-A mark her senior season.