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Sarah Taylor
Sarah  Taylor


Chester Springs, Pa.

High School:
Owen J. Roberts


Latin American Studies / Pre-Pharm


Gamecocks Take 13th in Packed Crimson Classic Field

South Carolina ranks fifth out of nine SEC teams in the field two weeks ahead of conference meet


Gamecocks Post Near Perfect Day in 33rd Winthrop/adidas Invitational

South Carolina wins with 18 points in the Division I standings


Gamecocks Open 2016 with Win in Carolina Challenge

South Carolina tops the Division I teams competing in this year's event


Gamecocks Post 94 on 2015 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina leads the league for the 10th-consecutive fall


Gamecocks Post 98 on SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina leads the way for the eighth-consecutive year on first-year listing


2016 Carolina Challenge

Shots from the Gamecocks season opening cross country meet.

McKissick Scholar
Honors College
Three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member (2015-17)

2017 Cross Country (Senior)
Ran twice in her final season, with one finish... Came in 195th at the Crimson Classic, with a time of 23:56.7.

2017 Track
Did not compete.

2016 Cross Country (Junior)
Ran in five races during the year ... Finished 28th overall in the season-starting Carolina Challenge (19:56.74) ... Improved to 11th among NCAA Division I foes in the 33rd Winthrop/adidas Invitational (19:27.5) ... Ranked as the best Gamecock in the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational Open Division 5K with her 18:59.7 timing, finishing 56th overall ... Ranked 10th on the team in both of her 6K races, the Crimson Classic (23:39.4, 153rd) and the SEC Championships (24:40.3, 131st).

2016 Track
Indoor: Won the 3000m at the USC Open #2, running a personal best of 10:44.82.
Outdoor: Did not compete.

2015 Cross Country
Ran in four events ... Finished in the top 25 of both her 5K races, highlighted by a top time of 19:20.20 at the Winthrop Invite ... Ran a personal best 6K time of 23:32.80 at the Pre-Nationals meet.

2015 Track
Indoor: Ran in one race, finishing 4th in the mile at the Gamecock Invite (5:35.29).
Outdoor: Ran in one race, finishing 9th in the steeplechase at the Shamrock Invite (12:19.59) ... That time ranks ninth in program history.

2014 Cross Country
Raced in five events ... Placed in the top 15 three times ... Finished with a time of 20:17.49 in the Carolina Invitational 5K, good for 15th overall (8/30) ... Ran her top 5K in 19:40.43 in the USC Open #1, finishing 12th ... Came in fourth in the USC Open #2 two-mile race (12:14.3) (10/8).

First-team cross country all-area honoree ... Captained cross country league championship teams in 2012 and 2013 ... 2014 track team captain ... Named school's Female Athlete of the Year in 2014 ... Won cross country Coaches Award in 2013.

Daughter of James and Kristina Taylor ... Has two siblings, Joseph and Ava ... Graduated with Presidential Award for Academic Excellence ... McKissick Scholars Award recipient ... Member of the Honors College ... Majoring in Latin American studies.

Cross Country Personal Records
18:59.7 (9/30/16 Joe Piane Notre Dame Invite)
23:32.80 (10/17/15 Pre-Nationals)

Sarah Taylor

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