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.
|Joseph Beamish||JR||Dunedin, New Zealand||John McGlashan|
|Micah Bragg||SO||Xenia, OH||Dayton Christian|
|Benjamin Byrd||SO||Danville, IN||Covenant Christian|
|Stephen Cho||JR||Fishers, IN||Hamilton Southeastern|
|Tanner Dye||SR||New Castle, IN||New Castle|
|Joey Ferguson||SO||Chanhassen, MN||Chanhassen|
|Nathan Fill||FR||Greenwood, IN||Center Grove|
|Jordan Florian||SR||Baroda, MI||Lakeshore|
|Austin Gibson||SO||Dyer, IN||Illiana Christian|
|Matt Hall||SR||Crete, IL||Illiana Christian|
|Seth Harden||SO||Arlington Heights, IL||John Hersey|
|Garrett Henderson||FR||Greenwood, IN||Greenwood|
|Tyler Koteskey||JR||Fort Wayne, IN||Homestead|
|Connor Legge||FR||Midland, MI||Midland|
|Shauntis Lewis||FR||Fort Wayne, IN||Snider|
|Landry Long||SO||Whiteland, IN||Whiteland Community|
|Wes Noyes||JR||Wheaton, IL||Wheaton North|
|Reid Otto||FR||Carmel, IN||Carmel|
|Aaron Scott||SR||West Liberty, OH||West Liberty Salem|
|Kyle Shelton||JR||Channahon, IL||Minooka Community|
|Hunter Smith||FR||Greenwood, IN||Greenwood|
|Jonathan Taylor||JR||LaGrange, KY||Portland Christian|