Cross Country: (Sophomore Year) Led the Tigers for the entire season, finishing first in the Towson pack in seven of the eight meets ... named CAA Runner of the Week after finishing second overall in the Towson Invitational with a 19:00.86, the second-fastest of her career in a 5K race ... that proved to be the fastest 5K for a Towson runner in 2012 ... had four top 10 overall finishes ... also posted Towson's fastest 6K time in 2012 with a 22:28.30 at the CAA Meet, another personal record for her. (Freshman Year) Enjoyed an outstanding first year with the Tigers ... placed second once, third six times and fourth once for the team ... the only freshman on the squad to score for Towson in every meet ... finished second overall at the Baltimore Metro in her first collegiate meet with a 19:23.33 clocking ... turned her only sub 19-minute 5K at the Cappy Anderson with an 18:23.52 for an overall third place ... followed that with an overall third in the Towson Invitational for her third straight top 10 finish ... placed 26th overall in the field of 90 runners at the CAA's, finishing 8th among 29 freshman in the race.
Personal Records: 5K: 18:23.52 (Cappy Anderson 2011) 6K: 22:28.30 (CAA Meet 2012)
Track: (Freshman Year) Made a couple of Towson top 10 lists ... turned a 38:12.71 in the 10,000 to finish 10th at the CAA Meet in just her second attempt in the event ... stands 5th on the all-time list ... moved into 9th on the 5000 meter run list with an 18:09.46 she ran indoors at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational ... ran her best 3000 of 10:45.89 at the Thomson Invitational ... ran the 1500 once, clocking a 5:18.03.
Background/Personal: One of the top runners in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference during her high school career ... a two-time IAAM champion (2008, 2009) and three-time Maryland/Washington, D.C. private school state champion (2008-10) including her senior year when she posted her personal 5K record of 18:42 ... the Baltimore Sun's Metro Runner of the Year as a sophomore when she was undefeated in IAAM competition ... battled injuries in her senior year but still managed to finish second in the IAAM A conference championships ... other top high school times included 18:22 in the 3 mile, 5:22 in the 1600 and 11:26 in the 3200 ... a three-time first team All-Metro selection ... an IAAM All-Star all four years ... earned cumulative academic honors at John Carroll ... a C. Markland Kelly recipient ... earned a community service award and has worked with youngsters at the John Archer School ... her favorite athlete is Olympian Kara Goucher ... favorite video game is Mario Kart ... Sandra Bullock and Johnny Depp rank among her favorite actors ... enjoys listening to Beyonce, Rihanna, Enya and Gwen Stafani ... most memorable experience to date was a spring break trip to Ireland and Scotland ... has a younger sister and brother ... both parents are Towson University graduates ... born April 26, 1993 in Baltimore ... daughter of Stephen and Teresa Tauber