Born March 1983 in Portland, Oregon ... parents are Kelly and Susan Taylor ... served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Mexico City ... majoring in physics, with a minor in mathematics, philosophy and military science.
Lettered four years in cross country and track, one year in wrestling and marksmanship at Rogers High School ... placed 11th at the National Junior Olympic track meet in the 2000m steeplechase ... member of the National Honor Society.
2005 | Sophomore Year
Placed 18th with a time of 21:09.7 at the BYU Alumni Invitational ... had an 18th place finish and a time of 21:25.5 at the BYU Autumn Classic ... recorded a time of 25:49.0 at the Roy Griak Invitational ... ran in the Pre-National Open Race with a time of 26:43.7.
2006 | Junior Year
Ran unattached at the BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 21:03.4 ... competed at the Sacramento State Invitational where he placed 12th with his time of 25:29.
2007 | Senior Year
Placed 10th at the BYU Autumn Classic with a 4-mile time of 19:57.0 ... ran at the Dave Murray Invitational, finishing in 16th place with a 6k time of 18:51.3 ... placed 120th at the Notre Dame Invitational with a 5-mile time of 25:54 ... placed 5th in the open invitational at Pre-Nationals with a 8k time of 24:48.4 ... finished 14th at the MWC Championships with a 8k time of 25:27 ... second-team All-MWC for his performance at the MWC Championships ... placed 29th at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships, completing the 10k course in 31:22.4 ... placed 155th at the NCAA National Championships with a 10k time of 31:34.4.