Cal Track & Field BIO
Taylor Kientzel
Player Profile:
Taylor Kientzel 1251249
Other Position: Long Jump-Triple Jump
Year: Junior
Hometown: Santa Cruz, Calif.
High School: Santa Cruz HS
Experience: 2 Letters
  • Placed fifth in the triple jump at the 2012 Pac-12 meet
  • Took seventh at the state meet in the triple jump with an effort of 47-11.50w as a high school senior
Sophomore: Placed 22nd in the triple jump at the NCAA West Preliminary meet with a leap of 50-4.00w ... scored for the Bears in the TJ at the Pac-12 Championships, taking fifth with a mark of 51-1.00w ... set indoor PRs in both the long jump (23-4.25) and triple jump (49-9.75) at the MPSF Championships ... took fourth in the LJ and sixth in the TJ. Freshman: Had a best of 47-11.75 in the triple jump at the Stanford Invitational ... 13th in the triple jump and 18th in the long jump at the Pac-10 Championships ... indoors, took eighth in the triple jump and 10th in the long jump at the MPSF meet. High School: Had a PR of 48-2.00 in the triple jump ... won the CCS title in the triple jump (47-8.00) and long jump as a senior ... qualified for the state meet in the long jump and placed 19th (22-1.75) ... best mark in the event is 22-10.50 ... other PRs include 11.81 in the 100 meters and 6-4 in the high jump ... a three-time league champion in the triple jump and twice captured the league title in the long jump ... voted team MVP his senior year ... didn't begin competing in track until his sophomore year ... earned all-league honors three times in basketball, averaging 16 ppg as a junior when he was named team MVP. Personal: Born July 25, 1991 ... mother is Bethany Kientzel and father is Keith Means ... has a younger brother and a younger sister ... sociology major.

Career Best Marks
Event             Mark   Date
100m             11.47   April 28, 2012
200m             24.00   March 24, 2012
Long Jump     23-10.25   April 16, 2011
Triple Jump    50-7.50   May 13, 2012
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