Taryn Szalay
Taryn Szalay
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Wadsworth, Ohio
High School: Wadsworth
Events: Hurdles

Veteran sprinter who emerged as well-rounded student-athlete with ability to provide scoring performances outside of hurdles.

2016 Outdoor: Big-time contributor at the NCAC Championships (May 6-7) … Part of the fifth-place 4x100 relay that crossed at 50.08 … Individually, went 15.82 in the preliminaries of the 100-meter hurdles to qualify for the championship heat, then went on to place eithth at 16.31 … Just missed earning a spot in the championship heat of the 200 meters, taking ninth in prelims (26.70) … Logged a career-best 27.13 in the 200 at the All-Ohio Championships (April 16).

2016 Indoor: Helped the 4x200 relay place fifth (1:53.18) at NCACs (March 5) … Also contributed in the 60-meter hurdles, with an eighth-place clip of 10.04 at the conference meet … Earned a spot on the 4x200 relay at the All-Ohio Championships (Feb. 13).

2015 Outdoor: Just missed earning all-conference certificate as part of the fourth-place 4x100 relay that clocked in at 50.20 at NCACs (May 1-2) … Turned in a 16.25 in prelims of NCACs in signature event (100 hurdles).

2015 Indoor: Helped the 4x200 relay to fourth-place honors, with a school-record time of 1:47.53, at the NCAC Championships (March 6-7) … Added runner-up accolades in the 60 hurdles at the Kenyon Classic (Feb. 21).

2014 Outdoor: Contributed at outdoor conference meet with eighth-place showing in the 100  hurdles (May 2-3) … Turned in a time of 16.48 at the NCACs.

2014 Indoor: Primarily competed in the 60 meters and the 60 hurdles … Turned in season-best times of 8.48 and 9.73 in the dash and hurdles respectively at the Kenyon Classic (Feb. 22).

Prior to Wooster: Joined the Wadsworth track & field team as a junior, going on to earn a pair of letters in the hurdles … Helped team to league championship in 2013.

Personal: Born July 4, 1995 … Daughter of Charles and Carrie Szalay … Majoring in biology.