Cougars travel to Philadelphia for prestigious meet
2014 NCAA Regional Qualifier - Shot Put
2014-15 (Senior) Indoor: Has thrown the weight and the shot put in each of Houston's three meets this season...Finished third in the shot put with a personal record 14.95m at the Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitational... Won the shot put competetion at the Houston Indoor Opener with a toss of 14.08m...
2013-14 (Junior) Indoor: Competed in six meets for the Cougars... Threw a personal best of 16.16m (53'-0.25") in the weight throw at the Houston Indoor Opener (Jan. 11)... Recorded a season best of 14.51m (47'-7.25") in the shot put to take third at the Howie Ryan Invitational.
Outdoor: Threw the Shot Put and Discus at seven meets for the Cougars... Qualified for the NCAA Regional meet in the shot put... Recorded four top five finishes on the season... Took second at the prestigious Penn Relays in the shot put... Threw a season best of 14.95m (49'-0.75") to place seventh in the shot put at the inaugural American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships.
2012-13 (Sophomore) Indoor: Threw the shot and the weight for the Cougars...Placed third in the shot put with a distance of 14.41m (47-3.5) at the Texas A&M Reveille Invitational...Topped competition in the shot put at the Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitational with a throw of 14.30m (46-11)...Threw a season best of 15.34m (50-4) in the women's weight throw at the Texas A&M Reveille Invitational...Competed in the shot put and weight throw at the Conference USA Indoor Invitational.
Outdoor: Competed in the shot put and discus in nine meets for the Cougars... Threw personal bests in both events at the Conference USA Outdoor Championship meet... Took third in the shot put at the conference meet with a 15.04m (49'-4.25").
2011-12 (Freshman) Indoor: Five top-5 shot put performances... Threw a season best of 14.24m to place fourth at the Leonard Hilton Invitational...Placed fourth at the Conference USA Championships with a 14.23m throw.
Outdoor: Threw a season best of 15.02m to place first at the Sam Houston State University Twilight...Placed eighth in the Texas State Bobcat Classic after throwing the discus 40.95m...Finished eighth overall in the shot put with a 13.81m throw at the Conference USA Championships.
Was a member of the Corrigan-Camden High School Track & Field team... Also member of the basketball, volleyball and softball teams...
PERSONAL Samatha Tai' Neicia Rasheika Taylor... Born on March 29, 1993...Daughter of Yolanda Wyatt and Deon Taylor... Majoring in Health... After college, she plans to pursue a career as a dental hygienist... Enjoys talking, shopping, and hanging out with friends.