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Jonathan Taylor
Class: JR
Major: Social Studies Education
Hometown: LaGrange, KY
Previous School: Portland Christian

2016 at Taylor: Solidified place as one of TU’s top contributors during third season … Took the course for all seven races … Ran personal-best time of 26:20.3 at Crossroads League Championships … Effort was one of six sub-27:00 times during season … Scored inside TU’s top-five in each of six regular season races … Opened season inside team’s top-three finishers in first two competitions … Finished 10th overall at Indiana Wesleyan Invite to open year … Posted four top-30 performances … Claimed 21st at Crossroads League Championships … Finished 233rd at NAIA National Championships … Named as an NAIA Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Crossroads League standout.

2015 at Taylor: Continued to show promise during second season … Raced in six competitions … Ran to a season-best mark of 26:40.0 at Bethel Invite … Performance was second-straight sub-27:00 time … Was remarkably consistent all season with all six times between 26:40.0 and 27:30.0 … Scored for the Trojans as their fourth-best individual at Crossroads League Championships … Finished 22nd overall at league meet as one-of-three showings inside the top-30 on the season … Finished 214th at NAIA National Championships.  

2014 at Taylor: Took the course four times while battling injuries during rookie campaign … Opened career by leading all TU performers at season-opening Ray Bullock Invite and took eighth overall … Earned Crossroads League Runner-of-the-Week honors for the performance … Scored in two-of-four meets for Trojans … Logged trio of top-100 showings … Posted three-straight sub-28:00 times to open career … Ran season-best time of 27:31.7 in first collegiate race.

Prep: Earned four varsity letters for Dr. Steve Wellum during time at Portland Christian … Three-time First-Team All-Kentucky standout in cross country … Finished third, fifth and seventh at Kentucky State Championships over final three prep seasons … Won Kentucky Class 1A State Championship in the 3,200-meter as a senior … Finished second in event as a junior … Four-time First-Team All-Kentucky performer on the track … Named as a Wendy’s Heisman State Finalist … Eight-time First-Team Academic All-Kentucky selection … President of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Son of Tim and Kara Taylor … Majoring in social studies education.

2016 Men's Cross Country Roster
Roster for 2016 Men's Cross Country Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Joseph BeamishJR  Dunedin, New ZealandJohn McGlashan
Micah BraggSO  Xenia, OHDayton Christian
Benjamin ByrdSO  Danville, INCovenant Christian
Stephen ChoJR  Fishers, INHamilton Southeastern
Tanner DyeSR  New Castle, INNew Castle
Joey FergusonSO  Chanhassen, MNChanhassen
Nathan FillFR  Greenwood, INCenter Grove
Jordan FlorianSR  Baroda, MILakeshore
Austin GibsonSO  Dyer, INIlliana Christian
Matt HallSR  Crete, ILIlliana Christian
Seth HardenSO  Arlington Heights, ILJohn Hersey
Garrett HendersonFR  Greenwood, INGreenwood
Tyler KoteskeyJR  Fort Wayne, INHomestead
Connor LeggeFR  Midland, MIMidland
Shauntis LewisFR  Fort Wayne, INSnider
Landry LongSO  Whiteland, INWhiteland Community
Wes NoyesJR  Wheaton, ILWheaton North
Reid OttoFR  Carmel, INCarmel
Aaron ScottSR  West Liberty, OHWest Liberty Salem
Kyle SheltonJR  Channahon, ILMinooka Community
Hunter SmithFR  Greenwood, INGreenwood
Jonathan TaylorJR  LaGrange, KYPortland Christian