Taylor Werner

Sr | 5-6 | Distance | Ste. Genevieve, Mo. | Ste. Genevieve HS


  • NCAA All-American (2016, 2019)
  • USTFCCCA South Central Athlete of the Year (2019)
  • USTFCCCA All-Region (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • SEC Runner of the Year (2019)
  • SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2018, 2019)
  • First Team All-SEC (2017, 2018, 2019)

Senior (2019)
SEC Runner of the Year … SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year … USTFCCCA South Central Athlete of the Year … USTFCCCA All-Academic … Honda Sport Award for Cross Country finalist … Earned All-America honor by finishing fourth in NCAA Championship race, covering 6,000m course in 20:11.1, as Razorbacks claimed first national team title in program history and completed triple crown of NCAA titles in 2019 …. Won NCAA South Central Region meet in 20:30.3 on home course, leading an Arkansas 1-5 finish for the program’s first perfect score of 15 points in the region meet … Runner-up in SEC Championships with a time of 19:42.8 as Razorbacks claimed team title for seventh consecutive year … Opened season placing first in the John McNichols Invitational (5k, 16:24.6) and Chile Pepper Festival (5k, 15:45.4) … Third in Wisconsin Nuttycombe Inv. (6k, 19:52.2).

Junior (2018)
Competed in six meets… Placed fourth in the Chile Pepper Festival… Finished sixth at the Wisconsin Pre-Nationals meet… Sixth-place finisher at the SEC Championships earning First-team All-SEC honors… South Central Region Runner-up earning All-Region honors… Finished the NCAA Championships in 81st overall.

Sophomore (2017)
Began her second season with Arkansas at the UC Riverside Invitational (Sept. 16) with a 20:16.20, finishing with the second-best time for the Razorbacks and seventh overall… Competed in the Pre-Nationals meet (Oct. 14), she finished with the fifth-best time for Arkansas at 20:39.50 … At the SEC Championships (Oct. 26) she helped Arkansas win the SEC Conference title placing second overall with a time of 20:07.10 … She earned All-Region honors at the NCAA South Central Regional (Nov. 10) with the fourth-best time for the Razorbacks and finishing 11th overall at 20:14.20 … She competed in the NCAA Cross Country Championships finishing with the fourth-best time for Arkansas and 104th overall at 20:44.70.

Freshman (2016)
NCAA All-American … Began her Razorback career by running the best time at the UC Riverside Invitational (Sept. 17) with a 16:48.52 … Followed it up with a top-three finish at the Chile Pepper Festival (Oct. 1) … Placed 27th overall at Pre-Nationals (Oct.15) with the Razorbacks second-best time of 20:44.40… In her first SEC Championship (Oct. 28) Werner finished 15th overall, helping Arkansas to finish No. 1 in the conference … Assisted in Arkansas’s first-place finish in the NCAA South Central Region Championship (Nov. 11) with the fifth-best time overall time of 20:31.20, earning her All-Region accolades … Capped her year racing to All-America honors with a new 6K PR of 20:10.50 at the NCAA Cross Country Championship (Nov. 19) … Werner is one of six Razorbacks to reach All-American status as a freshman.

High School
Four-time Missouri State Class 3A XC champ with course/meet record … Four-time XC All- American (Footlocker: 2012-13th, 2013-10th, & 2015-5th and Nike: 2013 5th) … Four-time state champion for 1600m with Class 3 record … Four-time 3200m state medalist (three-time champion, one-time runner-up) with all class state record … Four-time 800 state medalist … Missouri Gatorade Runner of the Year (three-time cross country, one-time track)

Born on May, 1, 1998 … Daugther of Chris Werner and Rebecca Berry … Has one sibling, Shelby … Majoring in kinesiology and exercise science.