Laura Taylor Athlete Profile

Laura Taylor

Laura Taylor
Position: Mid Distance Height: 5-6 Roster Years: 2005-2008 Hometown: Glen Allen, VA

Personal

  • 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 four seasons in track
  • All-state in 4x400m relay
  • Took third at state in the 800m in 2004
  • All-region selection in indoor and outdoor season as a junior and senior
  • School record in the 800m, 1000m, 4x400m (indoor and outdoor) and 4x800

Stats

BEST TIMES: 400m - 59.1, 800m - 2:12.7, 1500m - 4:30.66, 1600m - 4:54.41


2005 | Freshman Year

Indoor: 

  • Won the 800m with a track record time of 2:17.61 at the BYU Indoor Invitational
  • Took third in the 800m at the Boise Invitational with a time of 2:15.66
  • Ran the 800m in 2:16.02 at the Washington Invitational
  • Took third in the 800m (2:15.16) at the Mountain States Games

Outdoor: 

  • Placed seventh in the 1500m at the MWC Outdoor Championships with a time of 4:42.22
  • Named MWC Scholar Athlete and Academic All-MWC

2006 | Sophomore Year

Indoor: 

  • Finished 12th in the 800m at the Lobo Indoor Invitational with a time of 2:17.89
  • Competed in the mile (4:56.39) and 800m (2:16.96) and anchored the eighth-place 4x400m relay team (4:07.13) at the UW Indoor Invitational
  • Competed in the mile (4:57.13) and 800m (2:20.97) at the Husky Indoor Classic
  • Finished fourth in the mile with a time of 5:01.98 at the MWC Indoor Championships 

Outdoor: 

  • Placed 12th in the 1500m with a time of 4:37.11 at the ASU Invitational
  • Competed in the 1500m at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 4:35.29
  • Took third in the 1500m (4:37.61) and 14th in the 800m (2:21.42) at the BYU Invite
  • Won the 800m (2:14.71) and finished fourth the 1500m (4:33.45) at the Robison Invitational
  • Placed fourth in the 1500m at the MWC Outdoor Championships with a time of 4:36.86
  • Named Scholar Athlete by the Student Athlete Academic Center

2007 | Junior Year

Indoor: 

  • Won the mile at the Idaho State University Invitational
  • Ran her season-best time in the mile (4:54.41) at the Husky Classic
  • Placed sixth in the mile at the MWC Indoor Championships 

Outdoor: 

  • Competed in the 1500 meters at the Monterey, Mexico meet
  • Placed fourth in the 1500 meters at the Cougar Invitational
  • Competed in the 1500 meters at the Wildcat Outdoor Open at Weber State University and at UCLA
  • Competed in the 1500 meters at the Robison Invitational
  • Ran in the 800 meters at the Weber Twilight meet