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Former Wichita State distance runner Kellyn Taylor competes in Olympic Trials on Saturday

USATF tweeted out a photo of Kellyn Taylor after she won the bronze medal in the women’s 5000 meters in July at the Pan Am Games in Toronto.
USATF tweeted out a photo of Kellyn Taylor after she won the bronze medal in the women’s 5000 meters in July at the Pan Am Games in Toronto. Courtesy of USATF/Twitter

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.

Paul Suellentrop: 316-269-6760, @paulsuellentrop

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