2011-12 XC: Recorded a 28th place finish to start the 2011 season at the Elon Invitational, completing the 8,000 meter course in 27:02 (Sept 17) … finished 12th overall at the Hagan Stone XC Classic in a time of 27:31 (Oct 1) … ran a personal best time of 26:17 en route to a 54th place overall finish at the Southern Conference Championships (Oct 29) … earned Academic All-Conference honors. Indoor: Began with a season best performance in the 3,000m at the Dick Taylor Invite crossing the line in a time of 9:02.11 to finish eighth overall (Jan 13) … ran a season best time of 4:27.69 in the mile run at the Fast Track Invite (Feb 11) … In his only attempt at the 5,000m, ran a personal best time of 16:09.88 at the Hokie Invitational (Jan 21) … SoCon Academic All-Conference. Outdoor: In his first meet of the outdoor season, ran a time of 10:00.26 in the 3,000m steeplechase to finish 14th overall (Mar 16) … ran a season best time in the 1,500m at the Duke Invitational, crossing the line in 4:07.23 to finish in 47th overall (April 6) ... SoCon Academic Honor Roll … recipient of the Commissioner’s Medal.
2010-11: XC: Set a new personal-best in the 8k at the Royal Cross Country Challenge after running a 26:43.5 … had previously set a new personal-best earlier in the year at the Elon Invitational after running at 27:22 … finished in 14th place at the Greensboro XC Invitational after running a 28:03.2 … ran a 29:05.70 at the Southern Conference Championship. Indoor: Finished in 17th place at the Niswonger Invitational in the mile after running at 4:30.52, which was less than a second off his personal-best … ran a 9:11.28 in the 3,000 meters to set a new personal-best in his only attempt in the event all season. Outdoor: Earned SoCon Academic All-Conference honors for the outdoor track season … set a new personal-best in the 1,500 meters at the Wake Forest Open with a time of 4:04.93 to finish in 15th place … ran a 9:39.10 to finish in 13th place in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the Southern Conference Championship … completed the steeplechase at the Raleigh Relays in a time of 9:53.30.
2009-10: XC: Ran a season-best 27:51.4 at the Charlotte Invitational … also ran a 27:54.50 at the Blue Ridge Open … completed the 8k course at the SoCon Championships in 28:42.37 … clocked a 29:14.30 at the Lou Onesty Invitational. Indoor: Set a personal-best in the mile at the SoCon Championships with a time of 4:29.72 … posted a 4:36.10 at the Tiger Paw Invitational in the mile … also ran the mile in 4:48.69 at the Mountaineer Open … ran the third leg of the distance-medley relay team that ran a season-best time of 10:35.58 at the SoCon Championships … clocked a 2:01.63 in the 800 meters at the Niswonger Invitational in his try in the event. Outdoor: Earned SoCon All-Freshman Team honors at the SoCon Championships in the 1,500 meters after coming in 15th place with a time of 4:06.34 … also ran the 1,500 meters at the Raleigh Relays in a time of 4:08.29 … set a new personal-best in the 3,000 meters at the Carolina Fast Times in 9:23.37 … ran a season-best 10:09.20 in the 3,000 meter steeplechase at the SoCon Championships … ran the first leg of the 4x800 meter team that ran a 7:41.69 at the Raleigh Relays, which was a team-best … clocked a 2:01.64 in the 800 meters at the UNCW Seahawk Invitational.
High School: Ran track & field for two seasons and cross country for one year for coach LaPointe at Hopewell High School in Huntersville, N.C. ... was a state qualifier and all-conference performer as a senior on the cross country team ... also named the team MVP of the cross country team in his final season ...won the Titan Award as a member of the track & field team ... was a member of the 4x800 team that ran a 8:01.50 to finish in fifth place at the state championship meet ... has the school record in the 1,600 meters (4:32) and the 3,200 meters (10:09) ... was a member of the National Technical Honor Society and the soccer team as well.
Personal: Taylor James Day ... born February 26, 1991 in Plano, Texas ... son of Jim and Kathy Day ... majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in sports medicine at UNCG.
3,000m steeplechase: 9:39.10