Penny Taylor
Penny  Taylor

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Saginaw, Texas

High School:
Boswell

Event:
Distance

AS A FRESHMAN (2015-16): Competed in seven cross country meets ... Placed 26th at the Sun Belt Conference Cross Country Championships ... Finished the 6k NCAA South Central Championships with a time of 22:48.9 ... Ran in three meets during the indoor season ... Had a season-best 3000m time of 10:55.30 at the Herm Wilson Invitational ... Took 10th in the 1500m at the Sun Belt Conference Outdoor Championships (4:44.07) ... Was 13th in the event at the Baylor Invitational (4:57.64).

PRIOR TO UT ARLINGTON: 
Named Class 4A All-State in cross country three straight years (2012-14) ... Finished third at the regional meet in 2013 ... Was the District 5-4A champion as a junior ... Was a regional qualifier in track in three events (800m, 1600m and 3200m) her sophomore, junior and senior years ... Had personal-best times of 2:16 in the 800m and 5:06 in the mile ... Ran personal records of 11:18 in the 2-mile run and 18:08 in the 5k.


PERSONAL: Is the daughter of Linda Abeyta ... Is a nursing major.

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