Tara enters her second cross country season with valuable experience from her high school career.
During her time at Hendersonville High School, she served as co-captain of the indoor and outdoor track teams. She was all-state two times in the 800m relay and claimed two state 800 meter championships, winning in 2008 with a dive across the finish line. Taking five seconds from her PR of 2:20 to win in 2:15. Tara also finished fourth in the 4x800m at the state meet. She was All-Western North Carolina in track, academic all-conference and Academic Conference Female Most Valuable Player. She was all-conference in track and volleyball. She also served as the co-captain for the three-time State Championship volleyball team. Tara is new to cross country due to her very successful volleyball career. Given her very competitive nature, coach Rosenthal has very high expectations for Tara.
Tara was awarded the Jim Pardue (highest GPA for a senior athlete) and Jim Hunt (three sports in three years) Awards. She was also a US Army National Scholar-Athlete.