Angelo Enters Georgia Tech Hall of Fame
by Paul Kingston
Angelo Taylor entered his alma mater's Sports Hall of Fame this past Friday, adding a particularly special accolade to what has been a superb track and field career.
Honored by Georgia Tech at its annual Hall of Fame induction dinner, Angelo was praised by athletic director Dan Radakovich for providing "great recognition to Tech with his success in the Olympics."
The official release from the university detailed Angelo's college and professional accomplishments:
A national champion and All-American multiple times at Georgia Tech, Angelo Taylor is best known for winning Gold medals in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles in the 2000 and 2008 Summer Olympics, as well as a Gold medal in 4x400-meter relay in 2008.
While at Georgia Tech, the Albany, Ga., native won NCAA championships in the 4x400 relay and intermediate hurdles in 1998, while earning All-America honors in those events as well as the 400 meters in both 1997 and 1998. He won Atlantic Coast Conference championships in the 400 meters and intermediate hurdles twice each, while leading the Yellow Jackets to ACC titles in the 4x400 relay four times. He earned All-ACC honors in those events a total of seven times.
Taylor, who resides in Decatur, Ga., won gold medals as a member of the U.S. 4x400 relay team three times at the World Track and Field Championships - 1999 in Seville, 2001 in Edmonton and 2007 in Osaka.
Hamilton, Taylor Highlight 2009 Hall of Fame Class (Georgia Tech, July 15, 2009)