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Taylor Bluemel
Class: SO
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.

2017-18 Women's Cross Country Roster
Roster for 2017-18 Women's Cross Country Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Alex BerendsJR Hudsonville, MIHudsonville
Rachel BlaggJR Marshalltown, IAMarshalltown
Taylor BluemelSO Brodhead, WIBrodhead
Ellie CogginSR Upland, INEastbrook
Anna CraigFR Warsaw, INWarsaw
Margie CrosbyJR Columbia, MORock Bridge
Abby CrosleyJR Fishers, INHeritage Christian
Amanda DibleyJR Bristol, INElkhart Central
Andi FosterSR Van Wert, OHVan Wert
Michelle FranchJR West Chicago, ILWest Chicago Community
Mae Elizabeth GimreJR West Chicago, ILWest Chicago Community
Katelynn HanbackFR Lafayette, INMcCutcheon
Sarah HardenFR Arlington Heights, ILHersey
Megan HarrisonSO Indianapolis, INHeritage Christian
Haley HeathJR Wabash, INSouthwood
Taylor HeathFR Wabash, INSouthwood
Sarah HolzmanFR Strongsville, OHCuyahoga Valley Christian
Erinne LubienskiFR Grosse Pointe Woods, MIGrosse Pointe North
Lauren MelchersSR Algonquin, ILH.D. Jacobs
Naomi NoyesSO Wheaton, ILWheaton North
Livy SchroderFR Caledonia, MICaledonia
Anna SouzisJR Groveport, OHMadison Christian
Maddie WeedenSO Wheaton, ILWheaton North
Ariel WentworthFR Sugarcreek, OHGaraway
Valerie WierengaSO Grandville, MIGrandville