Summarized by Jennifer Livingston
LDS Track Star Back From Burnout
Salt Lake Tribune 31May00 S2
By Michael C. Lewis: The Salt Lake Tribune
PROVO, UTAH -- BYU senior Susan Taylor was the subject of a recent
article in the Salt Lake Tribune. Taylor, who felt she needed a
stronger training program, transferred to Brigham Young University
after three seasons with the University of Utah. She competed in the
NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship that began last Friday in
Durham, North Carolina. Taylor entered the race with the
second-fastest qualifying time for the women's 1500-meter race.
Taylor's running career nearly ended years earlier. Feeling burnt
out as a senior at Skyline High School, she quit track and field her
senior year after her class 5A championships in 800 and 1600 meters.
As a freshman at the U, Taylor asked and was granted permission to
run cross-country for the Utes. She did extremely well there, but
decided she needed a more established program in order to achieve her
Taylor has had a wonderful career at BYU. After a year running for
the Cougars, Taylor ran on the national championship cross-country
team last fall. She also anchored the distance medley relay team
during the indoor track season -- a team which set a new school
When asked about her running, Taylor said, "It's been great, better
than I ever imagined. I've been able to reach all the goals I wanted
to for so long, ever since I was a freshman in college."