Taylor Rettig
Taylor Rettig
Height: 5-6
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Massapequa, N.Y.
High School: Massapequa
Event(s): Distance

Prior to Geneseo: Transferred from Monmouth University where she ran for head coach Joseph Compagni ... ran for Massapequa High School under head coach Michael Lisa … cross country captain 2016 … indoor and outdoor track and field captain 2017 … Section VIII Cross Country Sportsmanship award recipient in 2015 … member of the Section VIII outdoor track divisional champion team in 2015 and 2016 … named all-county in track and field in 2015 and 2016 … named all-county in indoor track in 2016 … named all-county cross country in 2015 and 2016 … earned cross country all-conference honors in 2014-2016 … named All-Long Island in 2016 … Section VIII Cross Country Champion in 2015 … earned the 2012 Cross Country Scholar Team Award … member of National Spanish Honor Society … member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Taylor Paige Rettig was born in Plainview, N.Y. … raised in Massapequa, N.Y. … parents are Laura and Gary Rettig … has one sibling, Gary … cousin, Robbie Chiocco, played lacrosse for LIU Post ... studying early childhood/childhood education with a concentration in human development … enjoys listening to music, playing with her dog and watching TV … favorite athletic-related moment was running her personal record and winning her sectional cross country meet senior year … started running cross country in seventh grade because her parents suggested it to her. At first she didn’t like running but now she loves running and competing … favorite professional athletes are Jenny Simpson, Emma Coburn and Brenda Martinez … names her high school coach, Michael Lisa has having the most influence on her running career because he spent so much time with the team, would create workouts with a purpose, and was always their to offer guidance in all of the high and low moments she had.