Portland Christian's Taylor to run at Taylor U.

Portland Christian's Taylor to run at Taylor U.


Portland Christian's Taylor to run at Taylor U.


Taylor University in Upland, Ind., announced that Portland Christian’s Johnathan Taylor – this year’s Class A state champion in the 3,200 meters – is one of its cross country signees for the Class of 2014.

Taylor finished in the top 10 in the state cross country meet the past three years, and his 3,200-meter title came a year after he finished second in the same race.

“Jonathan has consistently produced outstanding results, including multiple All-Kentucky finishes and a state championship in the 3,200-meter run this year,” Taylor coach Lance Vanderberg said in a school-issued release. “He is highly motivated and competitive, and I anticipate that he will excel in the longer distance events.”

The LaGrange native plans on majoring in social studies education at the NAIA school. It’s a Christian college located about halfway between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne.

“After spending time with guys on the team and getting to meet many awesome students and faculty, I fell in love with TU,” he said. I am gracious to God for letting everything work out so that I could attend Taylor, and I am excited to see where he takes me along this journey.”

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