Women's Cross Country


  Taryn Trapp
Taryn Trapp


Nampa, Idaho

High School:

Last College:
Yavapai C.C.



General: Ranks third all-time at UMass in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:29.69) which she set at the 2007 A-10 Championships.

2008-09 (Redshirt Senior): Indoor Track: Best time on the team in the 1000 meter, which she posted at the New England Championship (2/28) with a mark of 2:56.71 and seventh place finish. Ranked fifth in the prelims with a time of 2:57.84 ... Part of the DMR squad that ranked 15th at the ECAC Championships (3/7) with a time of 12:19.19 ... Cross Country: Ranked fifth on the team at the NCAA Regionals (11/15) with a time of 24:51.6 ... At the A-10 Championship (11/1) ranked 58th overall with a season-best time of 19:31.1.

2007-08 (Senior): Did not compete during the outdoor or cross country seasons and will have one year of eligibility left ... During the indoor season, placed ninth with teammates Lauren Stocker, Rosalind Murphy, and Shiyi Zan in the distance medley with a time of 12:15.79 at the New England Championships (3/1) ... Ran the 1000 meter in 3:02.45 at the BU Valentine Invitational (2/8).

2006-07 (Junior): Named to the A-10 Commissioner's Fall and Spring Honor Rolls ... Outdoor Track: At the A-10 Championships (5/5), finished fifth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a season-best and team-best time of 11:29.69 ... Ran her top time and team-best time in the 800 meters (2:24.24) at the UConn Select Meet (4/21) ... Ran her top time in the 1,500 meters (5:02.32) at the UConn Invitational (4/7) ... Indoor Track: Ran her top time in the mile (5:18.94) at the Boston University Quad Meet (1/17) ... Cross Country: finished 97th overall at the ECAC Championship (11/18) in 20:48.2 ... At the NCAA Regional (11/11) placed 31st with a time of 19:17.75 ... Finished 30th overall at the Atlantic 10 Championships (10/28) with a time of 19:17.95 ... Finished 95th overall at the Albany Invitational (10/14) with a time of 19:53.7 ... Finished 110th overall at the New England Championships (10/7) with a time of 19:22 ... Finished 78th at the Meet of Champions (9/30) in 23:54.70 ... Finished 21st overall in the Dartmouth Invitational (9/9) in 22:39.1.

Before UMass: A 2004 graduate of Vallivue High School where she was a part of the 4A state champions in cross country ... She was the 2004 District champion in the 800 and 1600 meters ... As a senior she was Top Ten/Idaho Top Scholar ... while at Yavapai C.C. (Prescott, Ariz.) she was honored as a NJCAA Cross Country Academic All-American twice.

Personal: Taryn Lynn Trapp ... Born September 17, 1985 in Canyon, Texas ... Daughter of James and Roberta Trapp ... Has one brother and one sister, Ryan and Cheryn ...Father James participated in XC & Track at Northern Arizona, mother Roberta participated in softball at Northern Arizona ... Majoring in political science.

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