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Jonathan Taylor
Class: SR
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.

2017 Men's Cross Country Roster
Roster for 2017 Men's Cross Country Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Sam BakerFR  Carmel, INCarmel
Joe BeamishSR  Dunedin, New ZealandJohn McGlashan
Micah BraggJR  Xenia, OHDayton Christian
Ben ByrdJR  Danville, INCovenant Christian
Stephen ChoSR  Fishers, INHamilton Southeastern
Alec DeVriesSR  Sioux City, IASioux City Bishop Heelan Catholic
Joey FergusonJR  Chanhassen, MNChanhassen
Daniel GerberFR  Danville, INDanville
Seth HardenJR  Arlington Heights, ILJohn Hersey
Sam HardyFR  North Muskegon, MINorth Muskegon
Garrett HendersonSO  Greenwood, INGreenwood
Tyler KoteskeySR  Fort Wayne, INHomestead
Connor LeggeSO  Midland, MIMidland
Shauntis LewisSO  Fort Wayne, INSnider
Landry LongJR  Whiteland, INWhiteland Community
Wes NoyesSR  Wheaton, ILWheaton North
Reid OttoSO  Carmel, INCarmel
Josh RothFR  Fishers, INFishers
Luke RovenstineFR  Overland Park, KSKansas City Christian
Andrew RunionFR  Fishers, INFishers
Kyle SheltonSR  Channahon, ILMinooka Community
Hunter SmithSO  Greenwood, INGreenwood
Jonathan TaylorSR  LaGrange, KYPortland Christian