Troy Taylor
Troy  Taylor


Rhome, TX

High School:
Northwest HS




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-Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round in the 1500-meter run
-Finished first in the C-USA Indoor Championships 3000-meter run
-Placed third in the C-USA Outdoor Championships 1500-meter run
-Finished third in the C-USA Indoor Championships 1500-meter run
-Placed first in the mile run at the Houston Tune Up
-Placed first in the 3000-meter run at the Texa Invitational
-Placed fourth at the Bryan Clay Invitational in the 1500-meter

Cross Country

-Placed third at the Conference USA Championships with a time of 24:15.03
-Led the men’s cross-country team to a C-USA Championship title
-Earned first-team all-conference honors
-Finished ninth at NCAA Division I South Central Regionals, and individually qualified for Nationals, where he placed 147th
-Finished first at the Baylor Twilight Invitational with a time of 18:14.5
-Placed first at the Ken Garland Invitational with a time of 19:39.9
-Earned 12th at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival with a time of 24:22.2

-Owns three of the top-five times in the 1500M run
-Competed at the NCAA West Prelims in the 1500M run
-Placed second at the C-USA Outdoor Championships in the 1500M run
-Won two races during the outdoor season in the 800M
-Had a personal-best 1500M time of 3:44.82, the second-fastest 1500M time in North Texas history, placing first at the Longhorn Invite
-Placed fifth in the mile run at the C-USA Indoor Championships with a time of 4:10.42
-Placed second (8:19.30) in the 3000M at the Texas A&M Invite, a team-best time

Cross Country
-Finished in ninth place in the Conference USA Championships 8K, earning second-team all-conference honors with a time of 25:30.35
-Helped team to a second-place finish at the conference championships
-Qualified for the NCAA South Central Regionals, finished in 33rd place (31:21.9)
-Helped the team to a first place finish at the Bear Twilight Invitational 6K, finished in sixth place (18:55.5)

-Placed fourth in the 800M at the Baylor Quad Meet with a time of 1:54.80
-Finished in second in the mile run at the Sun Belt Conference Championships
-Had a season-best mile run at the Iowa State Classic (4:11.38)
-Won the Red Raider Open 1500M
-Placed second in the 5000M race at the SBC Outdoor Championships
-Posted a season-best of 3:51.33 at the Mt. SAC Relays.
-Placed in the top-six in the 3000M at the SBC Indoor Championships
-Ran a personal-best 3000M with a time of 8:25.19 at the Howie Ryan Invite.
-Grabbed a fifth-place finish 5000M at the SBC Indoor Championships
-Clocked a season-best 5000M at the Iowa State Classic in 14:46.41

Cross Country
-Grabbed a 38th-place finish with the time of 26:11.97 at the Cowboy Jamboree in his first race of his career
-Ran a personal best 10K time of 32:03.9 at the Chile Pepper Festival
-Ran a personal best 8K time of 25:30.8 finishing sixth at the SBC Championships
-Earned SBC Freshman of the Year honors
-Placed 38th in the NCAA South Central Region Championships with the time of 32:10.7

High School
-Qualified for cross country state two years in a row
-Qualified for cross country regionals all four years of high school
-Was the 3200-meter run runner-up at the state track meet in 2012
-Participated in track regionals four years
-Lettered four years in track and cross country

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