Leevan Sands of the Bahamas injured his right leg during the final and had to be carried from the pit on a stretcher after fouling on his fourth attempt, delaying the finish. He still posted a mark good enough for fifth place.
At Sandy Creek High School, Taylor was the Georgia record holder in the long jump (25-6), triple jump (52-0) and 400 meters (47.19). He was also selected the 2008 Gatorade Athlete of the Year for the state of Georgia.
Information from The Associated Press, USA Track & Field and staff research was used in this article.