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Taylor Soltys
Taylor  Soltys

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Neuqua Valley

10/28/2015

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.

10/16/2015

Hawkeyes Make Strides at Bradley Pink Classic

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

09/30/2015

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.

09/09/2015

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.

10/03/2014

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 8,000 meters at Bradley Pink Classic... ran that distance at Illinois State Invitational (26:28.1) and Big Ten Championships (25:37.2)... letterwinner.

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 (4,000 meters/12:37)... ran season bests in five 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 (7th; 19:10) and 8,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (68th; 25:30)... placed 57th at Roy Griak Invite (8,000 meters/26:07)... letterwinner... Dean's List.

High School -- two-time all-state selection in cross country... all-state in track as a senior... section runner-up in cross country as a senior... section runner-up in 3,200 meters as a senior... regional and conference champion as a junior... team MVP as a junior... finished 10th at state cross country meet as a senior and 15th as a junior... finished 9th in 3,200 meters at state track meet as a senior... three-time academic all-conference... named Magna Cum Laude as a senior.

Personal -- born October 15, 1993... son of Ted and Kristin Soltys... 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) 24:58.2 at Bradley Pink Classic 10/16/15

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