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Taylor Bluemel
Class: FR
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Brodhead, WI
Previous School: Brodhead

2016 at Taylor: Made immediate contribution during rookie season and improved as year advanced … Raced in all seven competitions … Posted improved times in each of final four showings of the regular season… Ran season-best mark of 18:42.3 at Crossroads League Championships in final performance of regular season … Time at league meet was the ninth-fastest of the season for TU and ranked 15th on the program’s all-time list … Cracked the 19:00 minute mark in each of final three races … Scored in all seven meets for Trojans … Finished inside TU’s top-three in each of final four competitions … Picked up four top-20 overall finishes and pair of top-10 efforts … Placed second among all Taylor individuals and seventh overall at Crossroads League Championships for best finish of season … Earned All-Crossroads League honors … Finished 117th at NAIA National Championships.

Prep: Excelled in cross country and track during standout prep career at Brodhead High … Three-time team Most Valuable Player in cross country … Earned trio of All-Rock Valley Conference nods … Served as team captain during two seasons … Set program record for fastest cross country time at Brodhead … Claimed RVC South Division Championships … Wisconsin State Championships Qualifier … Also set Brodhead records on the track in the 1,600-meter run and 3,200-meter relay … Won RVC Championships in each event … Logged three top-six showings at Wisconsin State Division II Championships … Four-time member of Academic Honor Roll … Four-time recipient of Rock Valley Conference Academic Top-10 Award … Named Academic All-Wisconsin as a senior … Member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Kevin and Heather Bluemel … Parents both graduated from Taylor University … Majoring in elementary education.

2016-17 Women's Cross Country Roster
Roster for 2016-17 Women's Cross Country Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Kristin AltFR Perrysburg, OHPerrysburg
Alex BerendsJR Hudsonville, MIHudsonville
Rachel BlaggSO Marshalltown, IAMarshalltown
Taylor BluemelFR Brodhead, WIBrodhead
Margie CrosbySO Columbia, MORock Bridge
Abby CrosleySO Fishers, INHeritage Christian
Amanda DibleySO Bristol, INElkhart Central
Andi FosterJR Van Wert, OHVan Wert
Michelle FranchSO West Chicago, ILWest Chicago Community
Kathryn GerigSR Indianapolis, INHeritage Christian
Mae Elizabeth GimreSO West Chicago, ILWest Chicago Community
Megan HarrisonFR Indianapolis, INHeritage Christian
Haley HeathSO Wabash, INSouthwood
Lauren MelchersJR Algonquin, ILH.D. Jacobs
Naomi NoyesFR Wheaton, ILWheaton North
Ellie RodmanJR Upland, INEastbrook
Hannah SchroderSR Caledonia, MICaledonia
Anna SouzisSO Groveport, OHMadison Christian
Maddie WeedenFR Wheaton, ILWheaton North