Tessa Taylor
Tessa Taylor
Height: 5-8
Hometown: Easley, S.C.
High School: Easley
Position: Assistant Coach
Tessa Taylor graduated from Furman University in 2005 cum laude with a Bachelor degree in studio arts. She married Garison Taylor in Nov. 2005. Her first year of coaching was highlighted by the performances of three SoCon Individual Champions in Track and Field this past year. College: Named to Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll all four years at Furman. 2004-05: Placed in five cross country meets in the top three on the Paladin team. Led the Paladins with a season best 3rd place finish at the Citadel Invitational with a time of 18:58. 2003-04: Placed in seven cross country meets with a best finish of fifth at the Winthrop Classic in 19:15.26...Member of the 4x1,500m relay team which claimed first place at the Clemson Relays. 2002-03: Competed in four cross country meets, scoring a 15th place finish at the Winthrop Fall Classic 4K in 15:32.80... Ran 1,500m in four meets, recording a second place finish at the Clemson All-Star meet... Also finished ninth at the SoCon Championships. 2001-02: Ran four cross country races, posting a season-best time of 19:21.90 at the Southern Conference Championships, where she placed 38th... Top finish of the season was seventh (19:39) at the SoCon Pre-Meet... Posted a season-best time of 5:25.98 at the SoCon Indoor Championships' mile run... Also member of the distance medley squad that took fifth in 12:33.93 at the SoCon Championships... In the outdoor season won the 1500m run at the Furman Invitational with a time of 4:50.51 and helped the 4x1500m relay squad to a second-place time of 19:48.55 at the Clemson Relays... Also helped the distance medley team to third at the Clemson Relays with a time of 14:03.17. High School: MVP of the track and cross country teams for four consecutive years... Named All-Region, All-State, and County Champion... Personal best 5K time of 19:33... Member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, FCA, and the Homecoming Court... Rotary Scholar and Palmetto Girls State Delegate... Voted Most Athletic