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Sunday, November 13, 2016
Charlotte Taylor (Nene Valley Harriers; USF) second at NCAA D1 West Regional
2016 Track & Field: NCAA Championships finalist in the 10,000 meters, taking 17th place in the competition … opened her USF career on the track with a NCAA regional qualifying time in the 10,000 m of 33:25.09 at the Stanford Invitational on April 1, taking fifth in the field … turned in a winning performance and season-best 5,000 m time of 16:05.88 at the Stanford Twilight on April 22 … finished 12th in the NCAA West Region Preliminary Championships with a mark of 34:32.82 to advance to the finals.
2015 Cross Country: Named to the All-West Coast Conference team after taking 8th place at the WCC Championships, finishing with a time of 21:22.8...Also a member of the All-West Region team, taking 23rd at the West Regionals with a time of 21:11.3...Placed 118th at the NCAA Championships, completing the course in 20:58.9...Opened up her Dons career with a 4th place finish in the Boise State dual meet, finishing the 6K course in 21:11.4...Took 14th place at the Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 21:54.8...Ran her fastest time of the year at Pre-Nationals, finishing in 20:46.1 for a 50th place finish to pace the Dons.
High School and Personal: Won the U-20 International Triathlon Union Olympic Distance World Triathlon Championships... Ran for the Nene Valley Harries from 2006-2015...Personal bests include: 2:12.2 (800m), 4:31.24 (1500m), 9:40.01 (3000m), 16:54.00 (5000m), 35:22.44 (10000m)...Daughter of Barrie and Julie Taylor...Her sister, Sophie, competes in swimming and wheelchair racing at Loughborough University...Coached by Arthur Simmonds and David Clay...Enjoys traveling in her free time.