University of Iowa Athletics

Taylor Soltys

Class So.
Hometown Naperville, Ill.
High School Neuqua Valley

2016 — Indoor – did not compete.

2015 — Indoor – placed fifth in 3,000 meters at Big 4 Duals (8:42.14) and seventh at Border Battle (8:43.67)… ran 5,000 meters at ISU Classic (14:48.86)… Outdoor – ran 1,500 meters at Jim Duncan Invite (4:06.77) and 3,000 meters at Musco Twilight (8:35.83)… letterwinner… Cross Country – appeared in three of six races… ran a collegiate-best 24:58.2 in 8,000 meters at Bradley Pink Classic… ran that distance at Illinois State Invitational (26:28.1) and Big Ten Championships (25:37.2)… letterwinner.

2014 — Indoor – placed seventh in 3,000 meters at Bill Bergan Invite (8:46.92)… Outdoor – did not compete… Dean’s List student… Cross Country – placed fourth at Bulldog Classic (4,000 meters/12:37)… ran season bests in five miles at Notre Dame Invite (24:40.8) and 8,000 meters at Illinois State Invite (24:58)… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… academic All-Big Ten.

2013 — Track – did not compete.

2012 — Cross Country – ran season bests in 6,000 meters at Western Illinois Early Bird (7th/19:10) and 8,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (68th/25:30)… placed 57th at Roy Griak Invite (8,000 meters/26:07)… Dean’s List student… letterwinner.

High School — two-time all-state selection in cross country… all-state in track as a senior… section runner-up in cross country as a senior… section runner-up in the 3,200 meters as a senior… regional and conference champion as a junior… team MVP as a junior… finished 10th at the state cross country meet as a senior and 15th as a junior… finished 9th in the 3,200 meters at the state track meet as a senior.

Personal — born October 15, 1993… son of Ted and Kristin Soltys… three-time academic all-conference… named to the Magna Cum Laude as a senior… biomedical engineering major.

Soltys’ Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
3,000 Meters (O) 8:35.83 Musco Twilight 5/2/15
5,000 Meters (I) 14:48.86 at ISU Classic 2/14/15