Taja Moore is Indiana's first women's discus All-American since 1992
2009-10 (R-FRESHMAN): Cross Country: Earned All-Big Ten honors with sixth place overall at Big Tens to pace the Hoosiers in 25:28.9 ... earned All-Region honors with 11th place at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, finishing in 31:23.57 ... finished first for IU twice on the season and was in the IU top-five at every meet ... opened the season with first overall at the Indiana Open in 25:31.96, which earned him Big Ten Runner of the Week honors ... took fifth overall at Indiana Intercollegiate in 24:58, helping IU to the team victory ... placed seventh at the Paul Short Run in 23:49 ... finished in 25:21.25 and took third at the Sam Bell Invitational helping the Hoosiers win with a perfect score of 15 ... named academic All-Big Ten and USTFCCCA All-Academic. Indoor: Finished eighth in the 5,000m at Big Tens, clocking a time of 14:26.05 to earn a points for the Hoosiers ... clocked a PR in the mile at the Gladstein Invitational, finishing in 4:07.08 ... finished the 3K at the Tyson Invite in 8:06.04, a career best ... ran a career best in the 5,000m at the Indiana Relays, finishing in 14:20.64. Outdoor: Advanced to the NCAA East Preliminary Round on the fifth-fastest 10K in IU history, finishing in 29:19.57 at the Stanford Invitational ... finished 14th at the East prelims, just two spots away from advancing the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon ... clocked a career best in the 5K at the Penn Relays, finishing in 14:05.25 ... ran PR's in the 1,500m and 800m at the Border Battle: "Kentuckiana," finishing in 3:47.53 and 1:55.60 respectively ... named Academic All-Big Ten and USTFCCCA All-Academic.
2008-09 (FRESHMAN): Cross Country: Redshirted. Indoor: Redshirted. Outdoor: Redshirted.
PREP: An eight-time letterwinner at Terre Haute North ... was first team all-state in cross country and track in 2007 ... holds PR's in the 800 (1:58), 1,600 (4:28), 3,200 (9:23) and in the 5,000 (15:37) ... earned second team all-state after placing 16th in state cross country meet in 2006 ... helped Terre Haute North to a regional cross country title as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 27, 1989 ... finance major ... son of Paul and Laura Mayhew.
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