Taylor Ewert

Fr/Fr | 5-10 | Distance | Beavercreek, Ohio | Beavercreek HS

High School

Selected as the National Gatorade Track & Field Athlete of the Year for 2019-20 … Twice named Gatorade Ohio Athlete of the Year in cross country for 2018 and 2019 seasons …. Named Gatorade Ohio Athlete of the Year for track and field in 2019 and 2020 … 2020 honors graduate of Beavercreek High School … Coached by Howard Russ and James Weckesser … Broke school records in mile (4:48.01), 1,600m (4:49.07 ind), 2 mile (10:18.94 ind), 3,200m (10:17.85), 5,000m (16:57 xc) and 2,000m steeplechase (6:33.61), which ranks No. 5 performer with No. 9 performance on all-time high school list …

Became first female runner to place in top 10 at both Nike Nationals and Foot Locker Nationals in consecutive years … Member of cross country team that won Ohio state championship during her junior and senior season … In 2019, cross country team qualified for Nike Cross Country Nationals after finishing second in regionals … In senior season (2019-20), won State title in cross country, placed second in Nike Nationals, and sixth in Foot Locker Nationals … Defended her indoor State titles in 1,600 and 3,200 … During junior season (2018-19), won State cross country title, finished third at Nike Nationals, fourth at Foot Locker Nationals … Claimed indoor State titles in 1,600 and 3,200, finished third in 2 mile at New Balance Nationals … Outdoors, won State 3,200, won steeplechase at New Balance Nationals and finished second in mile … Also ran on second-place 4×800 (split 2:10.17 on anchor) at NB Nationals, and anchored runner-up distance medley (4:54.42) at Penn Relays … Sophomore (2017-18), placed third in State cross country, 18th at Nike Nationals … Won indoor State 3,200, and placed third in outdoor State 3,200 … Won steeplechase at New Balance Nationals … Freshman (2016-17), finished 13th in State cross country … Qualified for regionals in 1,600 during track season … Lettered four years in cross country, and four years in track and field … Member of Art club.

Competes in racewalk with Southwest Ohio Track Club, coached by her mother Teri … Qualified for 2020 Olympic Trials in 20km racewalk after setting American U20 and national high school record of 1:38:55 at 2019 USATF U20 Race Walk Championships … Member of Team USA during Pan Am Juniors in Trujillo, Peru (2017) and San Jose, Costa Rica (2019), as well as 2018 World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland … Placed 10th in 10km racewalk in 2018 World U20 Championships with a time of 45:57.81, which ranked No. 1 on the U18 world list for that season … In 2019 earned special recognition on Track & Field News All-America team … Holds seven national high school records and seven American U20 records in racewalk, ranging in distances from 1,500m to 20km.

HS best times: 800 (2:15.44), 1600 (4:51.25), Mile (4:48.01), 2k Steeple (6:33.61), 3200 (10:17.85). Indoor: 1500 (4:30.98), 1600 (4:49.07), Mile (4:50.07), 3000 (9:40.90), 3200 (10:28.85), 2 Mile (10:18.94).

Cross country: 16:57.9 (5k)

Personal

Taylor Margaret Ewert was born November 21, 2001 in Lancaster, California … Hometown is Beavercreek, Ohio … Parents are Brian and Teri Ewert, who competed in cross country, track and field at Syracuse … Has two brothers, Ben and Connor … Majoring in Geology … Career plans include running or racewalking as a professional athlete … Ambition is to become the best in her sport or occupation … Favorite athlete is Deena Kastor, distance runner and Arkansas alum, while the person she most admires is her mom … Loves art, spending free time drawing or painting, also enjoys hiking, gardening and other outdoor activities … Chose Arkansas for the coaching staff, team environment and history of the program.