Charisma Taylor competing for Washington State University.
#By RENALDO DORSETT
#Tribune Sports Reporter
#VERSATILE athletics star Charisma Taylor will make a move from the PAC-12 to the South-eastern Conference for her upcoming junior season.
#Taylor, who spent the last two years with the Wash-ington State Cougars, will transfer to join the Tennes-see Lady Volunteers track and field programme for the upcoming season.
#Taylor will join a Vol-unteers programme that won three SEC individual championships, eight SEC event medals, set four school records, three fresh-man records and 24 top-10 programme marks during the indoor season alone in a pandemic shortened NCAA Indoor season.
#In her shortened soph-omore season with the Cougars, she made her big-gest impact in several jump events and was named an NCAA Division I Track and Field All-American by the United States Track and Field and Cross Coun-try Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
#Her season was high-lighted by winning the women’s triple jump at the MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships Feb-ruary 28-29 with a leap of 13.29m (43-7 1/4). She was also fourth in the 60m hur-dles in 8.29 seconds.
#She also produced her lifetime best in the triple jump of 13.48m (44-2 3/4) at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational.
#She is currently Wash-ington State indoor record holder in the 60-metre hurdles (8.19), the all-time triple jump leader at 43 feet, 7 1/4 inches (13.29m), and holds two WSU fresh-man records in the 60m hurdles and in the triple jump. She also ranks 10th all-time in WSU history in the long jump.
#As a freshman, Taylor burst onto the WSU track and field scene during her first year with the Cougs, posting multiple all-time records. She ranked sixth overall in the NCAA in the triple jump, and also ranked 25th in the nation in the 60-metre hurdles. She also did her personal best of 6.03m (19-9 1/2) in the long jump at the WSU Indoor Track and Field Meet.
#At the WSU Cougar Indoor last year as well, she did her PR of 7.65 in the 60m; she ran 13.79 for her PR in the 100m hurdles at the Cougar Invite and she posted her PF of 25.34 in the 200m at the Bronco Invite.
#The former Queen’s College Comet went on to compete for Spire Institute in Ohio before making the transition to the collegiate level.
#The 2018 Under-20 World Championship qualifier in the triple jump recently competed at the event last weekend as track and field returned to the Thomas A Robinson Stadium in the BAAAs Odd Distance meet. She won both Open women’s long and triple jumps and placed second in the 150m.
#In the triple jump, Taylor, representing Leap of Faith, cleared 12.81m (42-0 1/2) and captured the long jump with a leap of 5.59m (18-4 1/4). “On the whole, I think I did very well. It’s still early. It’s December, but I feel I’m in a good position for the season. There’s still some things I need to work on, but it was a good meet. I still have some things to work on,” Taylor told The Tribune.