2008 — Indoor – ran collegiate bests in mile (4:21.74) and 3,000 meters (8:37.39) at Last Chance Qualifier… Outdoor – ran first leg on team-leading distance medley relay (10:17.87) at Drake Relays… ran collegiate-best 1,500 meters (4:01.29) at Musco Twilight X…Cross Country – won Iowa Invite with collegiate-best 6,000 meters (19:27)… placed 37th at Auburn Invite with a collegiate-best 24:04 (8,000 meters)… that time ranks ninth in school history… also competed at Hawkeye Invite (19:38), Roy Griak Invite (26:28) and Big Ten Championships (26:18)… letterwinner.
2007 — Track – redshirted… Cross Country – ran season-best 8,000 meters (25:31) at Loyola Lakefront Invite… team earned USTFCCCA academic all-America honors.
2006 — Cross Country – redshirted.
High School — placed ninth (14:31) at state cross country meet senior year… ran on third-place and school-record setting 3,200-meter relay (7:42.97) at state meet senior year… placed fourth in 1,600 meters (4:16.9) at state meet as a junior… two-time conference champion… three-time all-state and all-conference in cross country and track… coached by Andy Preuss and Terry Artman.
Personal — born April 11, 1988… son of Chris and Barb MacTaggart… his brother Eric also runs on Iowa’s cross country and track teams… attended same high school as Hawkeye teammate Dan Kuhlman… engineering major.
MacTaggart’s Collegiate Bests
|1,500 Meters (O)||4:01.29||Musco Twilight X||5/3/08|
|Mile (I)||4:21.74||at Last Chance Qualifier||3/8/08|
|3,000 Meters (I)||8:37.39||at Last Chance Qualifier||3/8/08|
|6,000 Meters (CC)||19:27||Iowa Invite||9/12/08|
|8,000 Meters (CC)||24:04||at Auburn Invite||10/4/08|