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Candace Taylor
Candace Taylor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
League City, Texas

High School:
Clear Creek HS

Height:
5-3

Experience:
3L

Fall, 2004 (Sr.): Ran in all six cross country meets during the fall ... Posted one top 10 finish ... Placed 21st at SLC Championships with 6,000-meter time of 22:51.58 ... Helped Lady Cardinals win first-ever SLC title ... Also placed 101st with a time of 23:42 at NCAA South Central Regional.

2003-04 (Jr.): Recorded LU's top three 800-meter times during outdoor season ... Posted five top 10 finishes ... Top time was 2:13.44 for seventh at the LSU Alumni Gold ... Time ranks third on LU's all-time best list ... Placed fifth in 800 at SLC Outdoor Championships with time of 2:16.26 ... Won the Ty Terrell Relays with time of 2:18.26 ... Ran third leg of third-place mile relay team at SLC Championships ... Team posted a time of 3:49.23 to earn all-SLC accolades ... Also helped 4X400 relay team to a victory (3:59.69) at the Ty Terrell Relays ... Ran third leg of record-breaking outdoor DMR squad, which posted a time of 11:48.38 for 10th at the Texas Relays ... Ran Lamar's top four indoor 800-meter times ... Top time was 2:16.23 for fourth at SLC Indoor Championships ... Time ranks second among LU's all-time best ... Recorded two top 10 showings in the indoor mile ... Top time was 5:22.14 for fifth at LSU Purple Tiger Invitational ... Ran third leg of sixth-place 4X400 relay team at SLC Indoor Meet ... Team recorded a season-best time of 3:57.95 ... Ran third leg of indoor DMR which placed fourth at the SLC Championships with the second-fastest time (12:21.95) in school history ... Ran in all seven cross country meets ... Had two top 10 finishes, including a second-place finish at the Lamar Invitational ... Earned all-SLC honors with a 10th-place finish at the SLC Championships ... Had time of 18:36.60 over the 5,000-meter course.

2002-03 (So.): Ran LU's top six outdoor 800-meter times ... Clocked third-fastest 800 time with a 2:14.08 for fourth place at the SLC Outdoor Meet ... Placed first at the Florida State Snowbird Invitational (2:15.89) and at the Ty Terrell Relays (2:18.31) ... Ran team's top 1,500 meter time with a 4:47.53 ... Ran third leg of fourth-place 4X400-meter relay team at SLC Championships ... Recorded top four indoor 800-meter times, including season-best 2:20.48 ... Placed eighth at SLC Indoor Championships ... Clocked fastest indoor mile with 5:22.75 for fourth at McNeese Invitational ... Anchored ninth-place distance medley team at SLC Meet with time of 13:14.99 ... Ran in all seven cross country meets ... Placed 57th in the SLC Championships ... Recorded two top 10 finishes.

2001-02 (Fr.): Notched four top 10 finishes in the 800 ... Placed second in the 800 at the Louisiana Classic ... Was eighth at the SLC Championships ... Also placed fourth at McNeese meet ... Ran in all six of LU's cross country meets and was team's top finisher at SLC Meet with a 34th-place finish ... Led LU at McNeese Dual with fifth place showing ... Took seventh at LU Invitational and 15th at NSU Invite.

High School: Ran for Coach Lisa Bidelspach at Clear Creek HS ... Qualified for regionals as a senior in the 800 and had a personal best time of 2:17 ... Was also a two-time regional qualifier in cross country ... Graduated as the school record-holder in the 800 ... Went to regional as a junior on the 4X400-meter relay team ... Was two-time team co-MVP for track and was co-MVP for cross country as a senior.

Personal: Major is general studies ... Enjoys downloading music in spare time ... Also recruited by Texas Tech and Hawaii ... Born on August 9, 1983, in Beaumont, Texas ... Daughter of Robert and Donna Taylor.

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