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Benjamin Byrd
Class: SO
Major: Finance
Hometown: Danville, IN
Previous School: Covenant Christian

2016 at Taylor: Had significant impact on Taylor lineup during second collegiate season … Raced in all seven competitions … Ran personal-best times in three-straight outings, ending with a 26:02.7 at the Crossroads League Championships … Closed year with four-straight sub-27:00 times … Time at league meet was 13th-best mark of the season for Taylor … Scored inside TU’s top-five in five-of-seven races … Logged 15th-place finishes at Indiana Wesleyan Invite and Crossroads League Championships … Turned in five top-45 efforts … Claimed All-Crossroads League honors … Finished 139th at NAIA National Championships.

2015 at Taylor: Took the course six times during first collegiate campaign, including five varsity races … Ran season-best time of 26:55.8 at Louisville Classic … Opened career with trio of sub-27:10 performances in first four outings … Recorded four finishes inside the top-40 overall individuals … Raced to 31st-place showing at Crossroads League Championships.

Prep: Competed on soccer and track and field squads at Covenant Christian High … Set program records on the track in the 800, 1,600 and 4x800-meter relay … Regional Qualifier in all three events … Two-time all-city performer … Participated in Hoosier State Relays with fifth-place finish in 4x800-meter relay and seventh-place showing in distance medley relay … Was a National Merit Commended and AP Scholar … Member of National Honor Society … Two-time Academic All-Indiana selection … Earned Indiana Academic Honors Diploma.

Personal: Son of Roc and Karlene Byrd … Brother of former TU men’s soccer standout Rocky Byrd … Majoring in finance.

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