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Taylor Soltys
Taylor  Soltys


Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Neuqua Valley


Cross Country Notebook: Big Ten Championships

Men's 8,000 meters begins at 10:45 a.m. (CT), women's 6,000 meters at 11:45 a.m.


Hawkeyes Make Strides at Bradley Pink Classic

Eight Hawkeyes clock personal bests prior to the Big Ten Championships on Nov. 1


Cross Country Notebook: Notre Dame Invitational

Women's 5k starts at 1 p.m. (CT) followed by men's five-mile race at 1:45 p.m.


Cross Country Notebook: Illinois State Invitational

Women's 5k begins at 5 p.m. (CT) with men's 8k to follow at 5:45 p.m.


Newhouse, Lewis lead Hawkeyes at Notre Dame Invitational

Hawkeye women and men place 7th and 16th, respectively

2015 -- Indoor - placed fifth in 3,000 meters at Big 4 Duals (8:42.14) and seventh at Border Battle (8:43.67)... ran 5,000 meters at ISU Classic (14:48.86)... Outdoor - ran 1,500 meters at Jim Duncan Invite (4:06.77) and 3,000 meters at Musco Twilight (8:35.83)... letterwinner. Cross Country - appeared in three of six races... ran a collegiate-best 24:58.2 in the 8,000 meters at the Bradley Pink Classic... competed in the 8,000 meters at the Illinois State Invitational (26:28.1) and Big Ten Championships (25:37.2).

2014 -- Indoor - placed seventh in 3,000 meters at Bill Bergan Invite (8:46.92)... Outdoor - did not compete... Dean's List student... Cross Country - placed fourth at Bulldog Classic (12:37-4,000 meters)... ran season bests in 5 miles at Notre Dame Invite (24:40.8) and 8,000 meters at Illinois State Invite (24:58)... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... academic All-Big Ten.

2013 -- Track - did not compete.

2012 -- Cross Country - ran season bests in 6,000 meters at Western Illinois Early Bird (19:10-7th) and 8,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (25:30-68th)... placed 57th at Roy Griak Invite (26:07-8,000 meters)... letterwinner... Dean's List.

High School -- two-time All-State selection in cross country... All-State in track as a senior... sectional runner up in cross country as a senior... Sectional Runner Up in the 3200m as a senior... Regional and Conference Champion as a junior... team MVP as a junior... finished 10th at the state cross country meet as a senior and 15th as a junior... finished 9th in the 3200m at the state track meet as a senior.

Personal -- born October 15, 1993... son of Ted and Kristin Soltys... three-time Academic All-Conference... named to the Magna Cum Laude as a senior... biomedical engineering major.

Soltys' Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
3,000 Meters (I) 8:46.92 at Bill Bergan Invitational 2/1/14
4,000 Meters (CC) 12:37 at Bulldog Classic 8/29/14
6,000 Meters (CC) 19:10 at Western Illinois Early Bird 8/31/12
5 Miles (CC) 24:40.8 at Notre Dame Invitational 10/3/14
8,000 Meters (CC) 24:58 at Illinois State Invitational 9/12/14

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