Cheryl Taplin

Cheryl Taplin (born September 2, 1972 in Seattle) is a retired American track and field athlete who specialized in sprinting events.[2] She represented her country at two consecutive World Championships, in 1997 and 1999. Taplin was elected to the Louisiana State University Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Penn Relays Wall of Fame in 2014.

Cheryl Taplin
Personal information
Born (1972-09-02) September 2, 1972 (age 47)
Seattle, Washington, United States
EducationLouisiana State University
Height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)[1]
Weight120 lb (54 kg)
SportTrack and field
Event(s)100 m, 200 m
College teamLSU Tigers
Coached byDonald Quarrie

Taplin is currently the Executive Assistant to the Head Coach, and the Assistant Director of Operations, for the University of Southern California Football Team. She is also working on her master's degree in Communication Management at USC.[3]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the   United States
1993 Universiade Buffalo, United States 1st 4×100 m relay 43.37
1994 Goodwill Games St. Petersburg, Russia 7th 100 m 11.48
1st 4×100 m relay 42.98
1999 Universiade Fukuoka, Japan 23rd (qf) 100 m 11.98
1st 4×100 m relay 43.58
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 19th (qf) 200 m 23.07
1998 Goodwill Games Uniondale, United States 4th 200 m 22.79
1st 4×100 m relay 42.06
World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 1st 4×100 m relay 42.00
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 21st (qf) 100 m 11.33
4th 4×100 m relay 42.30

Personal bestsEdit