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.
|Kristin Alt||FR||Perrysburg, OH||Perrysburg|
|Alex Berends||JR||Hudsonville, MI||Hudsonville|
|Rachel Blagg||SO||Marshalltown, IA||Marshalltown|
|Taylor Bluemel||FR||Brodhead, WI||Brodhead|
|Margie Crosby||SO||Columbia, MO||Rock Bridge|
|Abby Crosley||SO||Fishers, IN||Heritage Christian|
|Amanda Dibley||SO||Bristol, IN||Elkhart Central|
|Andi Foster||JR||Van Wert, OH||Van Wert|
|Michelle Franch||SO||West Chicago, IL||West Chicago Community|
|Kathryn Gerig||SR||Indianapolis, IN||Heritage Christian|
|Mae Elizabeth Gimre||SO||West Chicago, IL||West Chicago Community|
|Megan Harrison||FR||Indianapolis, IN||Heritage Christian|
|Haley Heath||SO||Wabash, IN||Southwood|
|Lauren Melchers||JR||Algonquin, IL||H.D. Jacobs|
|Naomi Noyes||FR||Wheaton, IL||Wheaton North|
|Ellie Rodman||JR||Upland, IN||Eastbrook|
|Hannah Schroder||SR||Caledonia, MI||Caledonia|
|Anna Souzis||SO||Groveport, OH||Madison Christian|
|Maddie Weeden||FR||Wheaton, IL||Wheaton North|