Former Wichita State distance runner Kellyn Taylor runs in Saturday’s U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in Los Angeles.
The top three finishers earn a spot on the 2016 Olympics team. Sports Illustrated breaks down the field here.
“Taylor, 29, recorded the (sixth)-fastest marathon debut by an American woman when she surprised many with a 2:28:40 run at the 2015 Houston Marathon,” wrote Christopher Chavez of Sports Illustrated.
The race is Taylor’s Olympic Trials debut.
Taylor ran for WSU from 2007-09, finishing third in the NCAA Championships indoor mile in 2009 and 10th in the 5,000 meters in the outdoor championships. She also ran at Cloud County Community College.