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  Kara Taylor
Kara Taylor


Tallahassee, Fla.

High School:


Senior member of the team who has shown persistence throughout her career...has spent the majority of her career as one of the top performers on the a product of Tallahassee's Chiles High, one of the top distance programs in the state.

Cross Country - 2010: Posted her season best time at the Royal Challenge, finishing fourth on the Seminoles' winning team in 18:29, good to score 21st place...also placed fourth on the team at the FSU Invitational, placing 21st in 18:41...was FSU's No. 3 finisher in the season-opening Covered Bridge Invitational. 2009: Competed in three meets, posting her best finish (18th) in the Covered Bridge Invitational...was 21st overall at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational...was the Seminoles' eighth runner across the finish line at the FSU Invitational. 2008: Led the `Noles at the Auburn Invitational with a 5k personal best 17:52.78...was the third Seminole to cross the finish line at the FSU Invitational...posted a 12th-place finish as the Seminoles rolled to victory in the season-opening Covered Bridge Invitational.

Track - 2011: Competed in four outdoor meets and established two new collegiate best marks...opened the year at the USF Bulls Invitational with a personal best 11:02.43 in the 3,000 meters...stepped up to the 5,000 meters at home in the Seminole Invite and notched a seventh-place finish in a 18:39.15...closed the season with a 4:48.29 1,500 at the Seminole Twilight - easily the best time of her career. 2010: Took to the track outdoors in three meets and enjoyed her finest performance at the FSU Invitational when she notched a personal record 18:11.17 in the 5,000. 2009: Did not compete.


Enjoyed an outstanding career at Chiles High, helping the Timberwolves to a 3A State Championship Cross Country runner-up finish in 2007...was an All-State performer in both cross country and track as a junior and senior...selected All-Big Bend her final three seasons... was the 2008 Chiles Senior Athlete of the Year...capped high school career finishing fourth in the 1,600 (5:11) and 3,200 (11:26) at the state meet...finished sixth as a senior in the state cross country meet (19:08).


Pursuing a double major in sociology and psychology at cross country team's representative on the Student Athletic Advisory Council...member of the Junior Classical League and the Key Club...also plays the flute...the daughter of Tom and Kim Taylor...born March 20, 1990.

Personal Bests

Cross Country: 5k - 17:52.78

Track: 1,500 - 4:48.26; 3,000 - 11:02.43; 5,000 - 18:39.15

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