Taylor Cox

Hurdles and Sprints - Union Catholic '25


I decided to retire from twelve years of gymnastics in June 2021 at age 14. I enrolled at Union Catholic and started with their track team in September 2021.  

My first hurdle practice was October 2021. By March 2022, I became New Balance indoor Rising Stars NATIONAL CHAMPION in the 60mH. I ran 8.61 to not only win the national title, but also to break the NJ STATE freshman record held by Sydney McLaughlin! That makes me the fastest 60m hurdler in NJ State history :)

My first outdoor meet was April 2022. In June 2022, I was entered into the Championship division of the 100mH at New Balance Nationals. I made it through all rounds to the finals. I placed 5th in the 100mH Championship final! That earned me ALL-AMERICAN status as a freshman and new hurdler!!! My 100mH time of 13.57 in the rounds was my season's best. It is also #1 in the US for freshman, #1 in NJ, and #12 in the nation for all grades.

Other Events

Best times during freshman year:

100m      12.01
200m      25.04 (ran an open 200 once, at the season opener meet) 
400m      56.8 (split, never ran an open 400)

100mH   13.57
400mH   65.79 (ran once)