2019-20 Women's Track & Field
Sarah Caesar Distance
Alaina Carpenter Distance
Kailee Carro Distance
Maranda Donahue Distance
Danielle Durak Distance
Sierra Fischer Sprints
Katherine Germann Mid-Distance
Maria Greer Throws
Jordan Houlihan Sprints
Taylor Justison Mid-Distance
Claire Kovarik Distance
Hayley Krulik Throws
Charlotte LaFleur Throws
Shannon Lahey Sprints/Jumps
Celia McGhiey Mid-Distance
Lauren Mikolajczak Throws
Kate Mitchell Mid-Distance
Anne Mou Jumps
Peyton Nash Distance
Kathleen Neal Distance
Sarah Padilla Distance
Michelle Pierce Throws
Olivia Recker Distance
Taylor Smith Sprints
Aaliyah Strickland Sprints
Full Roster
Taylor Justison

Taylor Justison

Events Mid-Distance
Yr. Sr.
Hometown Chatham, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Glenwood

2020 (Track & Field): Finished seventh in the mile run on Jan. 24 at Indiana State with a time of 5:26.04… Recorded a career-best mile on Feb. 7 at the Windy City Rumble with a time of 5:22.74… Set a PR in the 800-meter dash on Feb. 15 at the GVSU Big Meet, finishing in 2:23.64… Ran in both the 4x400 and distance medley relays for Valpo at the MVC Indoor Championships on Feb. 29-March 1.

2019 (Cross Country): Entering her senior season, finished fourth on the team at the Crusader Open on Sept. 6 with a time of 19:52.4… Ran her career-best 5K on Oct. 4 in Notre Dame at the Joe Piane Invite, finishing in 19:24.62… Ran her career-best 6K the very next meet on Oct. 18, with a time of 23:34.6 at the Bradley Pink Classic… Was third on the team at the MVC Championship in Valparaiso on Nov. 2, running the 5K in 20:34.1… Was also third on the team at NCAA Great Lakes Regional (her final collegiate race) in Madison, Wis. on Nov. 15, running the 6K in 24:10.7. 

2019 (Track & Field): Recorded a personal record and team-leading mile time at Purdue’s Fred Wilt Open on Feb. 2, finishing fifth with a time of 5:27.05… Also led the team in the 800-meter dash, hitting a new personal best in the event at the GVSU Tune-Up on Feb. 15 with a time of 2:24.53… Ran the third leg of Valpo’s season-best 4x400-meter relay in the MVC Indoor Championships as well as the first leg of the distance medley relay…Set a personal best in the 800 meter run (2:24.86) at the Gibson Invitational… Set a personal best in the 1500 Meter run (4:57.87) at the MVC Outdoor Championships.

2018 (Cross Country): Featured in each meet for Valparaiso during her junior campaign…Placed third on the team and had her season-best 5K performance at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships, where she crossed the finish line at 20:10.4…Placed fourth in the five other races she competed in, including her top 6K time of 25:33.4 at the Bradley Pink Classic.

2018 (Track): On Jan. 20 at the Fort Wayne Duals recorded a time of 5:56.57 in the indoor 1 mile run… A part of the team’s best time in the indoor 4x400 meter relay with a time of 4:32.82… Recorded a time of 2:29.99 in the indoor 800 meter run at the Grand Valley State Tune up, which earned her a spot as the team’s second-best time… A part of the team’s fastest 4x4m relay with a time of 4:23.36 in the MVC Outdoor Track & Field Championships… Recorded the team’s second best in the outdoor 800m run with a time of 2:31.09 and in the 1500m run with a time of 5:06.59.

2017 (Cross Country): Competed in four meets for Valpo in her sophomore campaign ... Had her best mark in the 6K at the Bradley Classic (27:41.00) ... Tallied her best time in a 5K event at the Crusader Open (22:46.50).

2017 (Track):  Had her top indoor 800m run of the season on Jan. 13, finishing in 2:34.12 ... Finished the 1 mile run in 5:54.56 on Jan. 21, her best indoor time of the season in that event ... Competed in the outdoor 800m run on April 1 and finished in 2:33.55.

2016 (Cross Country): Participated in three meets as a freshman ... earned a mark of 30:33.5 at the Horizon League Championships.

Prep: Three-year letter winner for the Titans…all-conference performer in 2016 and 2015…earned four letters in cross country…helped team to 2015 sectional championship ... team went on to finish in fifth place at state ... Titans won conference, sectional and regional championships in 2014 before finishing sixth at state ... two letters in basketball and one in softball ... academic all-state and all-conference ... member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Kathy and Mark Justison ... double major in psych/humanities and pre-med.