Taj Showalter
Taj  Showalter


Anchorage, Ak.

High School:
Bartlett H.S.



2016 Maryland Eastern Shore Lid-Lifter

The Hawks hosted five other schools in their annual Lid-Lifter on December 3, 2016.


2016 Harry's

2016 Harry's (Photos by Megan Raymond)


UMES on the Final Day of the MEAC ITF Championships

The Hawks men finished third and the women took sixth on the last day of MEAC's (photos by Mark Sutton).


UMES competes in Day Two of MEAC ITF Champs

UMES men hold 2nd place & the women rose to 4th during Day 2 of the MEAC Championships. (photos by Megan Raymond).


Men's Track Meet at Navy

The Hawks competed in the Wesley A. Brown Invitational in Annapolis on January 30th.

2017 Indoor Track: Starred as the team’s primary hurdler during the season … reached a personal best time of 8.14 seconds during the Villanova Open … qualified for the MEAC Championships, ultimately finishing 8th in the hurdles final … ran the second leg of the distance medley relay team that broke the school record with a time of 10:01.76 at the IC4A Championships … also set personal records in the 60 meter dash and shot put … his PR time in the hurdles ranked 32nd among IC4A competitors.

2017 Outdoor Track: Multi-event athlete, but continued to star as a hurdler during his final campaign as a Hawk … finished 2nd at the MEAC Championships with a PR time of 13.97 seconds in the 110m hurdles … also took 2nd at the IC4A’s … reached the NCAA Preliminaries where he registered a time of 14.21 seconds … ranked 3rd in the MEAC, 4th IC4A, 20th in the NCAA East, and 43rd nationally … qualified for MEAC in the 400m hurdles with a runner up time of 54.31 seconds at the Embry Riddle Spikes Classic … also competed in the several dashes including a PR running of 22.47 in the 200 meter at UTEP … was part of the season best 4x400 relay team that finished at 3:17.03, taking 2nd at Embry-Riddle.

2015 Cross Country: Raced twice this season ... topped at 21:27.83 at the UMES Lid Lifter.

2016 Indoor Season: Was the team's primary hurdler ... set a PR in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 7.68 seconds and a fourth place finish at the Crimson Elite ... also had a season high time of 8.25 seconds with another 4th place time at Harvard ... placed seventh in the 60m hurdles and assisted with a DMR winning time of 10:12.85 at MEACs ... holds the top time in the 400 meter dash for the Hawks during the season with a sixth place time of 50.24 seconds at the Wesley Brown Invitational. 

2016 Outdoor Season: Primary hurdler, relay runner and decathlon participant ... qualified for the IC4A/ECAC Championships in the hurdles, where he scored points in the final with an eighth place finish ... fastest time in the 110 meter hurdles was a 14.36 second time in the MEAC final where he placed sixth ... won the hurdles at the Don Webster Invitational ... helped set a new school record in the Distance Medley Relay with a time of 10:07.81 ... earned a couple top ten finishes in the 4x400 relay ... finished third at the MEAC Championships with a score of 5,829 in the decathlon. 

2014 Cross Country: 
Participated in three events this season ... earned a 21:51.35 at the UMES Lid Lifter to come in 24th, a 27:11.8 to finish 33rd at the Del. State Invite and a 36:36.4, 51st place time at the DSU XC Invitational.  

2015 Indoor Season: Mainly was a hurlder and relay runner for the Hawks ... topped out at 8.23 seconds at the Navy Invite, where he finished fourth ... best finish was a trio of second place finishes in the hurdles ... placed 8th in the MEAC Championship's 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.37 seconds ... was part of the 4x400 relay team that finished fifth at MEACs with a time of 3:18.80 ... brought home a pair of relay wins in the 4x400 and DMR. 

2015 Outdoor Season:
Finished sixth in the MEAC Championships in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.30 seconds ... qualified for the IC4A/ECAC Champs in the 110H, taking 10th with a time of 14.71 seconds ... also raced in the 400 meter hurdles, taking 14th at MEACs with a time of 54.66 seconds ... best time was 54.13 seconds, a fifth place finish at Wake Forest ... helped in the 4x400 relay where the team finished 11th at MEACs.

High School/Club:
competed in basketball, track and field and swimming ... is the Alaska state record holder in the 110m hurdles and the Cook Inlet Conference record for the 110m and 300m hurdles ... member of the Alaska Running Academy.

born on January 21, 1995....son of Jeanette Showalter and Lydon McEwen...born in Norfolk, Virginia...business major at UMES...also on the debate team at Bartlett...voted most improved athlete and received two MVP awards...involved with the NAACP and the National Forensics League...pregame ritual is closing his eyes and visualize the race ahead...personal best sports moment is breaking the conference and state records in the 110 m and 200 m hurdles...best non-athletic accomplishment is graduating high school....hopes to open a track & field training facility upon graduation...favorite quote is "pain is temporary, but quitting lasts forever"...hobbies outside of sports include singing, dancing, and traveling...favorite book is Anthem by Ayn Rand...personal athletic goals include qualifying in the NCAA preliminaries, competing at the NCAA Nationals and representing Grenada at the World Junior Championships.

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