Taylor Sykes
Taylor Sykes


Chesapeake, Va.

High School:
Great Bridge


2010-11: Turned in the best time for the Pirates in the 300-meter dash, clocking in at 35.24 at Virginia Tech ... Also provided the top showing in the indoor 400, running a 49.48 at Penn State ... Captured fourth in the 400 at the C-USA Indoor Championships ... Took fourth in the 400 at the Charlotte Invitational with the squad's third-fastest time of the season (48.62).

High School: Specialized in the 300, 400, 500 and 800-meter events ... Earned All-America designation 11 times during prep career ... Received a number of varsity letters on the track.

Personal: Projected major is criminal justice ... Son of Joe Sykes and Barbara Guyton ... Cites hobbies as listening to music, running and relaxing.