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    Taylor Bennett
    Taylor Bennett
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Bourbonnais, Ill.

    High School:
    Bishop McNamara HS

    Event:
    XC - Distance

    Birthdate:
    07/11/1988

    I/O Eligibility:
    JR/JR

    AT ILLINOIS

    Cross Country

    2010: Did not compete.
    2009: Did not compete.
    2008: Redshirted.
    2007: Did not compete.
    2006: Placed 25th overall with a time of 15:20 in her collegiate debut at the Illini Open ... Finished fifth for the Illini at the Illini Challenge with a time of 19:13.

    Track and Field

    2010:
    Outdoor: Ran the 1,500m at the Mike Poehlein Invitational and the 3,000m steeplechase at the Illinois Twilight.

    2009:
    Did not compete in the indoor or outdoor seasons.

    2008:
    Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

    2007:
    Outdoor: Ran personal best 10:42.76 in the steeplechase at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, taking 10th ... Ran the 3,000m steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships, placing 11th ... Won the steeplechase title at the California Collegiate Challenge. Indoor: Competed in the 3,000m at the Big Ten Championships ... Ran personal-best 10:21.55 in the 3,000m at the Indiana Team Classic ... Also competed in the mile, running personal-best 5:10.26 at the Meyo Invitational.

    High School
    Two-time All-State honoree in both cross country and track and field ... Finished third at the state meet in the 3,200m as a freshman ... Placed third in the 800m and fourth in the 1,600m as a sophomore ... Two-year All-State honoree in track and field.

    Personal
    Daughter of Jeffrey and Kimberly Bennett ... Born July 11, 1988 ... Majoring in speech communications ... Her biggest thrill in sports is coming from behind to beat an opponent ... Her dad most influenced her athletic career because he pushed her to do her best.

    Personal Bests:

    Cross Country
    4K - 15:20.94
    5K - 19:13

    Outdoor
    3,000m Steeplechase: 10:42.76

    Indoor
    Mile: 5:10.26

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