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Laura Taylor Athlete Profile

Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor
Height: 5-6 Roster Years: 2004-2008 Hometown: Glen Allen, VA Last School: Hermitage High School


Born in Joliet, Illinois ... parents are Jim and Kathi Taylor ... twin sister, Suzy, was also on the cross country team ... enjoys reading Charles Dickens' novels, the international cinema, watching television and traveling ... majoring in history.

Before BYU

Lettered three years in cross country and two years in track ... All-State in 4x400m relay ... took third at state in the 800m in 2004 ... All-Region selection in indoor and outdoor track seasons as a junior and senior.


BEST TIMES: 5k - 17:50.0 , Mile - 4:54 , 800m - 2:12 , 1,500m - 4:29

2005 | Freshman Year

CC: Placed 21st at the 5k BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 19:54.6 ... had a fifth-place finish at the 5k Big Green Invite with a time of 19:28.

2006 | Sophomore Year

CC: Began the season by competing at the 5k BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 19:50.9 ... ran at the Great American Invitational in 20:50.4 ... placed 15th at Disney World with her time of 18:40.1 ... named to the Fall 2006 Academic All-MWC team.

2007 | Junior Year

CC: Placed 38th at the 5k BYU Autumn Classic with a time of 19:54.7; T&F: Indoor: Ran the mile with a time of 4:54 at the Washington Invitational ... ran the 1,500m in 4:31 at the Robison Invitational.

2008 | Senior Year

CC: Competed at the 5k BYU Autumn Classic and placed 27th with a time of 20:32.6 ... ran at the 5k UC Riverside Invitational with a time of 17:50.0, placing 18th.