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Ben Byrd
Class: JR
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.

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