Rick Johnston talks with senior Taylor Kensy after he broke the Academy's 29-year old 500-meter run record.
Personal Bests 60m-H: 8.93 - Crowell Open, Jan. 9-10, 2009 400m-H: 53.43 - Patriot League Championships, May 6-7, 2011 200m: 22.66 - Saturday Night at The Armory II, Jan. 28, 2012 400m: 49.82 - Saturday Night at the Armory III, Feb. 13, 2010 500m: 1:02.46 - IC4A Championships, March 3-4, 2012* 4x400 Relay: 3:12.57 - Patriot League Championships, May 1, 2010
2012 Men's Team Captain
2012 Patriot League Indoor 4x400-meter relay champion
2010 Patriot League Outdoor 4x400-meter relay champion
All-Patriot League first team (2010 outdoor)
All-Patriot League second team (2011 indoor)
Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2010)
AAA Athlete of the Week (March 5, 2012)
Crowell Open (1/7) Place: Rank on Team:
22.85 2 of 60 1
Army 6-Way (1/14) Place: Rank on Team:
23.37 10 of 19 4
1:06.06 5 of 18 2
Harvard Challenge (1/21) Place: Rank on Team:
1:04.77 2 of 17 1
SNATA II (1/28) Place: Rank on Team:
22.66 10 of 29 2
Army-Navy (2/4) Place: Rank on Team:
1:04.90 2 of 6 1
Patriots (2/17-19) Place: Rank on Team:
22.83 13 of 22 2
1:05.34 3 of 15 3
IC4As (3/3-4) Place: Rank on Team:
1:03.41 (P) *1:02.46* (F) 2 of 9 1
Bulls Invite (3/16) Place: Rank on Team:
55.31 9 of 25 2
Swashbuckle (3/24) Place: Rank on Team:
54.75 3 of 16 1
Dick Shea (3/31) Place: Rank on Team:
55.70 2 of 18 1
Army-Navy(4/7) Place: Rank on Team:
48.88 2 of 14 2
55.76 1 of 6 1
Larry Ellis (4/20-21) Place: Rank on Team:
55.12 18 of 33 2
Penn Relays (4/27) Place: Rank on Team:
54.39 32 of 55 2
Patriots (5/4-5) Place: Rank on Team:
53.64 3 of 13 1
IC4A (5/11-13) Place: Rank on Team:
53.22 (P) 16 of 29 1
2011: Opened the indoor season at the Crowell Open, winning the 500m (1:07.38) and 4x400 relay (3:26.13) ... placed fourth at The Armory in the 500m, improving season time to 1:04.73 ... earned crucial points at Harvard Challenge with first-place finish in 500m (1:05.30) ... helped Army to fifth straight Star Meet win against Navy with pair of first-place finishes ... won the 500m (1:05.49) and 4x400 relay (3:19.25) ... finished in second place in the 500m at the indoor Patriot League Championships, crossing the line in an IC4A-qualifying 1:05.08 ... also a member of the fourth place 4x400 relay team (3:20.83) ... had a career day at the IC4A Championships ... set indoor Army record in the 4x400 relay alongside Jordan Cayton, Michael Hutchins and Chris Smith with a finish of 3:12.65 ... career-best finish in the 500m (1:04.14) ranks seventh all-time at the Academy ... placed second in the 400H at the Dick Shea Open, finishing in 55.16 ... improved career-best time in 400H at LSU Invitational, placing seventh of 13 with an IC4A-qualifying time of 53.67 ... helped Army to a sixth consecutive Star Meet win over Navy with first-place times in the 400H (54.56) and 4x400 relay (3:16.64) ... relay time was 2011 Army best ... placed second in the 800m (1:59.28) at the West Point Open ... won 400H heat at Penn Relays with a time of 54.37 ... earned runner-up honors in 400H at outdoor Patriot League Championships, finishing in career-best 53.43 ... also ran a leg of the third-place 4x400 relay team (3:19.05) ... concluded the season at IC4As with 20th-place finish in 400H (54.24).
2010: Opened the year at the Crowell Open, running a leg for the runner-up 4x400 relay team ... competed in three straight events at The Armory, highlighted by a fourth-place finish in a field of 17 in the 500m (1:05.12) ... earned eight points at the indoor Patriot League Championships with a third-place finish in the 400m (49.85) and a fifth-place time with 4x400 relay team (3:34.51) ... earned an invite to the IC4A Championships with a third-place time of 1:05.16 in the 500m in Star Meet win at Navy ... placed 16th at the IC4As with a season-best time of 1:04.22 ... also competed on the 4x400 relay unit which earned the third-best finish in Army history (3:14.51) ... opened the outdoor season with a third-place finish in the 400H at the USF Bulls Invitational, crossing the line in 54.32 ... followed with a second-place finish (54.83) at the Military T&F Championships ... member of the first place 4x400 relay team (3:14.56) ... won the 400H at the Dick Shea Open with a time of 54.37 ... totaled 10 points in Army's 119-84 Star Meet win against Navy, winning the 400H (54.44) and the 4x400 relay (3:17.78) ... earned a season-best finish of 53.87 in the 400H at the Larry Ellis Invitational ... collected 11 points at outdoor Patriot League Championships with sixth-place finish in 400H (54.99) and first-place time in 4x400 relay (3:12.57) ... competed in the 4x400 relay at the IC4As, placing 12th of 28 (3:13.03) ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
2009: Placed sixth in his first collegiate race, finishing the 60-meter hurdles in 8.93 at the Crowell Open ... followed with a third-place finish in the 500m (1:09.23) ... competed in the preliminaries of the 55m-H at the Great Dane Classic, turning in a finish of 8.89 ... ran the 500m at the Valentine Invitational, winning his heat and placing 31st over with a time of 1:06.97 ... competed in the 60m-H and 500m at the indoor Patriot League Championships ... finished 12th in the 500m (1:07.35) and 14th in the preliminaries of the hurdles (9.21) ... concluded the indoor season at the NYU Fastrack Invitational, placing 19th in the preliminaries with a time of 50.75 ... earned Army's second-best finish in the 400H at the USF Bulls Invitational, finishing in 56.34 for sixth place ... earned a third-place finish in a field of 29 at the Dick Shea Open in the 400H, crossing the line in 55.86 ... earned Army's second-best finish in the 400H at the Penn Invitational, finishing in 57.86 ... earned first individual win against Navy when he took first in the 400H (54.99) ... continued to improve hurdles mark at Larry Ellis Invitational, placing sixth of 24 with a time of 54.28 ... concluded the schedule with a season-best performance at the outdoor Patriot League Championships, placing fourth of 13 in the 400H with a time of 54.08.
High School: Ran track at Holland Central ... coached by Pat Marvin and John Weaver ... three-time state champion ... named New York State Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... also played soccer ... member of the National Honor Society ... high honor roll ... also ran with Chataqua Striders club.
Personal: Taylor Kensy ... born May 19, 1990 ... son of Randy and Kelly Kensy ... sister Victoria ... began running track in seventh grade ... four Major As, four Gold Stars and one Silver Star at West Point ... Honor Board President ... first member of his family to embark on a military career ... chose West Point because of the level of education and opportunities it provides ... enjoying reading and hiking in his free time ... major is American Legal Studies.