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Taylor Carlson
Position: Distances
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
High School: Winston Churchill
Experience: SQ
2012-13 (Track): Made a switch to primarily mid-distances, setting a personal-best of 3:54.00 in the 1,500-meters in a third-place finish at the Ken Shannon Invite … sixth in the 1,500m at the UW-WSU Dual in 3:57.06 … finished eighth in his one 5,000m of the year at the Pepsi Team Invitational, running 14:38.08, an outdoor best … indoors, clocked a big mile best at the UW Final Qualifier, breaking 4:10 for the first time to run 4:09.30 … named a Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention ... (Cross Country): Ran four times in the fall, twice running in the top-seven ... scored for UW at the Bill Dellinger Invite, placing 41st overall and fifth on the squad in 24:49 ... ran at the Pac-12 Championships, finishing 75th overall and ninth on the team ... sixth on the squad at the Adidas Wisconsin Invite, placing 208th in a season-best time of 24:48 ... was 16th at the season-opening Sundodger Invitational, ninth among Dawgs ... a Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.

2011-12 (Track): Competed just twice during the outdoor season, once at the UW-WSU Dual where he was seventh in the 1,500-meters, and once at the Pepsi Team Invitational where he was 11th in the 5k ... did not run indoors ... a Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention ... (Cross Country): A consistent presence in Washington's top-seven during a solid sophomore season ... began the year with an eighth-place finish at the Sundodger Invite, a ten spot improvement from the previous year, and fourth among Huskies ... finished 56th at the inaugural Pac-12 Championships in Arizona, running 24:57 to finish sixth on the team ... sixth on the team again at NCAA West Regionals, placing 126th ... also ran sixth on the squad at the Roy Griak Invite in 118th-place ... ran in the B-race at the Wisconsin Invitational, finishing 38th overall.

2010-11 (Track): Ran the mile up through the 5,000-meters in first full track season ... placed fourth in the 3,000m at the UW-WSU dual meet in a time of 8:23.58 ... ran 3:55.43 in the 1,500-meters at the Oregon Relays ... indoors, finished with a strong mile time of 4:12.09 at the UW Final Qualifier ... ran a 5k PR of 14:32.36 at the MPSF Championships, 24th overall ... season-best 3k time of 8:23.21 at the Husky Classic ... (Cross Country): Made major strides during his second full season on the squad, and first official season in the UW jersey ... scored for the Huskies for the first time at the Notre Dame Invitational, placing 95th overall ... ran at his first Pac-10 Championships, placing seventh on the team and 54th overall at Jefferson Park Golf Course ... ran in UW's top seven again at NCAA West Regionals, placing 77th overall in his first career 10k, helping the team to a sixth-place finish ... at the Sundodger, placed 18th, an improvement of over thirty spots from the previous year and nearly 90-seconds faster ... was 11th overall, fifth among Huskies, at the first UW-WSU dual meet, helping the Huskies to the win.

2009-10 (Track): Showed great progress during the course of the indoor season ... cut more than 40 seconds off his 3,000-meter time in just two weeks, running a personal-best time of 8:31.75 at the Husky Classic ... dropped more than five seconds off his previous mile time at the UW Final Qualifier with a 4:19.82 effort ... redshirted the outdoor season, competing three times unattached ... (Cross Country): Redshirted the season to preserve a year of eligibility, competing three times unattached ... finished 49th at the Sundodger in his first college meet ... was ninth at the Emerald City Open, the fifth-finisher from UW ... placed 41st at the Mike Hodges Invite in 21:15 for four-miles.

High School and Personal: Born in Cleveland, Ohio ... parents are Susan and Jon Carlson ... has one older brother, Nick ... mother Susan and brother Nick both attended Washington, Nick graduating in 2006 ... an All-District cross country selection as a senior after placing fifth at the district meet ... was second in the 3200 and fourth in the 1600 at the track district meet and qualified for regionals ... was 11th in the '09 Woodlands Regional Qualifier 1600m in 4:20.22 and finished 10th at the Schrader 1600 in 4:20.35 ... ran at the Nike Cross Nationals South Region meet in 2008, placing 8th in the open 5k ... ran mile PR at Congress Avenue Mile in 2009, taking 13th in 4:15.55 ... graduated summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA ... was an eagle scout and vice president of the national honor society and member of PALs outreach program for low-income kids.

Major Meets
2010 Pac-10 XC - 54th (7th UW)
2010 Regional XC - 77th (7th UW)
2011 MPSF TF - 29th, 3000m; 24th, 5000m
2011 Pac-12 XC - 56th (6th UW)
2011 Regional XC - 126th (6th UW)
2012 Pac-12 XC - 75th (9th UW)

Outdoor Bests
1500m.......3:54.00
3000m.......8:23.58
5000m.......14:38.08

Indoor Bests
Mile.......4:09.30
3000m.......8:23.21
5000m.......14:32.36
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