Scholar Athlete of the Week: Smiths Station’s Savian Taylor
TAYLOR IS A TWO-TIME 800 METER RUN AHSAA INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPION
“I never imagined it, but really I just told myself as long as I come out here and do what I need to everyday,” said Smiths Station senior Savian Taylor. “You know, never slack any. You know, give it 100 percent everyday then I can do whatever I want to.”
Taylor is the tenth fastest 800 meter indoor racer in the country. He also just won back-to-back 800 meter gold medals at the Alabama High School (AHSAA) State Indoor Championship.
“My coach is screaming it me. I hear people cheering so, you know last 200 I’m all in, so I don’t know how close people are to me. I’m just like, you know I’m going to lay it all on the line and that’s what I did.”
Taylor’s fastest 800 meter time is sub 1:55 seconds, but he knows he can trim that down.
“The sky’s the limit for my goal. I’d love to see 1.50. That would just be amazing.”
The 5’10”, 145 pound runner always gives 100 percent on the track and in the classroom, and that’s why he’ll be running for a college next season.
“Running as fast as I can and doing whatever my coach wants me to, and when it comes to my GPA, that’s my life right there you know.”
The senior holds a 3.86 GPA, takes AP classes and participates in the National Honor Society. Everything needed to support his dream to become a Physical Therapist.
“I’d love to work in a rehab center because that’s where my dad is you know, and the camaraderie he has with his coworkers is like brothers in there you know.”
Taylor’s last chance to win another high school medal for Smiths Station is during the spring’s outdoor track season.
“Every time I wear that big Panther Smiths Station across my chest, I’d like to think I represent the school, and you know just represent everyone that’s around me.”
Congratulations to Savian Taylor, our WLTZ Scholar Athlete of the Week.
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