Charlotte Cross Country BIO
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 Taylor Carcella

At Charlotte -

2015- Cross Country: Competed in six meets, where she ran her best race of the season at the Conference USA Championships, finishing 32nd overall at 18:50.9… Finished 26th overall at the Charlotte Invitational in September… Turned in two Top 15 finishes at her first two meets of the season, coming in 15th at the UVa Duals and 12th overall at the William & Mary Invite

2015 - Indoor: Finished runner-up in the 800 meters at the Conference USA Indoor Championships clocking a time of 2:10.96 for the second-fastest time in program history....Also apart of the fourth-place distance medley relay team at the C-USA Championships with a time of 11:53.53...

2014 Cross Country: Competed in two meets for the Niners....Was Charlotte's third finisher at both the W&M Open and Charlotte Invitational....Finished 19th at the Charlotte Invite completing the 6K course in 23:06.8.

2014 - Outdoor: Competed in eight meets...Posted personal best times in the 1500m and 3000m...FInished second overall in the 800m at the Conference USA Outdoor Championships with a time of 2:1.33...Member of the school record holding 4x800m relay team at the Penn Relays with a time of 8:51.18...Ran her best 3000m at the 49er Classic (11:13.86)...Posted a personal best in the 1500m at the Bill Carson Invitational (4:39.32). Indoor: Competed in the UCS Invitational...Competed in the 400m with a time of 1:01.25.

2013 - Cross Country: Competed in five meets...Finished 45th overall at the Conference USA XC Championships running the 5k in a time of 18:48.76...Posted her best 6K of the season at the NCAA Pre-Nationals finishing the course in 22:56.31 with a fourth place team finish.

2013 - Outdoor: Led Charlotte in the 800m and ran her best 800m time was 2:08.22 at the NCSU Last Chance Meet … Finished fifth in the 800m (2:11.38) at the Atlantic 10 Championships … Was on the 4x800m relay team (9:00.91) that finished fourth at the conference meet … Ran the team’s third-fastest 400m time (58.83) and finished seventh at the Charlotte Invitational … Was seventh in the 1500m (4:44.29) at the Va. Invitational. Indoor: Finished sixth in the 1000m run at the Atlantic 10 Championships with a team-best time of 2:59.01 … Ran the second leg of the 4x400m relay team that finished third at the A-10 Championships with a time of 3:52.33 … Finished fourth in the 800m run (2:15.72) at the Tiger Paw Invitational.

2012 - Cross Country: Competed in six meets ... Had the lowest 5K time on her team which was 18:13.5 at the Queens Invite to finish 15th ... Finished 68th at the Atlantic 10 Championship (19:30.8) ... Her best 6K performance was at the NCAA Southeast Regional (23:25.94).

2012 - Outdoor: Member of the 4x800 relay team that won the Atlantic 10 Championship with a time of 8:54.94 … Was second in the 1500m run (4:47.57) at the Charlotte Invitational. Indoor: Finished 14th in the 800m run (2:16.51) at the Penn State National Open. 

2011 - Cross Country: Competed in six races ... Had two top-20 finishes, coming in 13th at both the Charlotte Duals meet (19:36.91) and the Elon Invitational (18:49) ... Elon finish was her fastest 5K time of the season ... Competed in NCAA Pre-Nationals, finishing the 6K event in a time of 23:43 ... Finished 83rd at A10 Championship in a time of 19:30.5.

Prep: Three-time Ches-mont champions in track … 2009 Ches-mont champions in cross country … DMR PA state champions … First Team All-Ches-mont … Second Team All-Area in outdoor track … Penn 4x400-meter relays won their division … Placed fifth in the 800-meter run at indoor track state meet, setting the school record with a time of 2:15 … Outdoor track First Team All-Area … Set the indoor school record in the 600-meter with a time of 1:38.9 … Finished fourth in 800-meter at outdoor state meet …  Finished fourth in the 4x800-meters at outdoor track state meet … Holds outdoor school record in the 800-meters (2:14.1) … National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Rick and Cheryl Carcella … Undeclared major … Born July 26, 1993.

Position: Distance
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Downingtown, Pa.
High School: Downington East HS
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