Kara Taylor
Kara Taylor
Height: 4-11
Year: Fy.
Hometown: Ellicott City, Md.
High School: Centennial
Major: Undecided

2017: Ran in seven meets ... Scored for St. Mary's in all seven races ... Three Top 10 finishes ... Team's top finisher in first three meets of season - Stevenson Mustang Stampede (Sep. 1), Navy Salty Dog Invitational (Sep. 9), and Stockton Osprey Open (Sep. 23) ... Finished as No. 2 runner three times ... Season-best finish: Third at Goucher Classic (Oct. 7) ... Season-best time: 24:51.80 at Stockton Osprey Open.

Centennial HS: 2017 graduate ... Ran for Kevin McCoy ... 2013 All-Maryland runner ... Part of 2013 and 2015 Maryland state championship team.

Personal: Kara Fredrickson Taylor ... Born December 30, 1998 in Columbia, Md. ... Daughter of Scott and Andrea Taylor ... Father ran at Ole Miss ... Sister, Alyssa, is a senior member of the Elizabethtown women's cross country team.

Why St. Mary's?: I really liked the small class sizes and the environment.