AS A JUNIOR: Helped anchor an Irish cross country team that made its first NCAA Championships appearance since 2005 … opened the cross country season by finishing fourth in the Valparaiso Invitational (18:20), helping the Irish win the meet … finished 11th with a time of 18:24 as the Irish won the National Catholic Championship … recorded a time of 17:49, good for an 82nd-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational … finished 44th at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships in Bronx, N.Y. … finished 36th with a time of 22:07 to help the Irish finish forth at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, earning a berth in the NCAA Championships … placed second in the 3,000 meters at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener with a time of 9:57.49 … finished sixth in the 3,000 meters at the Notre Dame invitational (9:59.55) … just missed a top-ten finish, placing 11th in the 5,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational … finished in the top-15 in both the 3,000 and 5,000 meters at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships … ran the 5,000 meters in 17:07.47 at the Alex Wilson Invitational, good for ninth place … placed fifth in the 5,000 meters at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a time of 36:04.89.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in all six meets for the Irish … opened the season with a third-place finish (19:07) at the Valparaiso Invitational … finished seventh with a time of 18:11 at the National Catholic Championship … ran the Notre Dame Invitational in a time of 18:34 to finish 106th … finished 166th (22:26) at the Pre-National Meet … clocked a time of 22:34 at the BIG EAST Championship to finish 67th … finished in 94th with a time of 23:09 at the Great Lakes Regional … focused on the 3,000-meter run during the indoor track season … opened the season with a ninth-place finish at the Blue and Gold Invitational, clocking a time of 10:45.43 … finished sixth with a time of 10:25.77 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener … crossed the line in 10:35.32 to finish 12th in the 3,000 meters at the Notre Dame Invitational … opened the outdoor season with a sixth-place showing in the 5,000 meters at the Mike Poehlein Invitational, clocking a time of 18:08.67 … closed the season with a sixth-place finish at the Spartan Invitational, running the 5,000 meters in a time of 18:00.68.
AS A FRESHMAN: Had a very solid cross country season in her debut with the Irish … placed third on the team and seventh overall at the Valparaiso Invitational … took 12th at the National Catholic Championship in a Notre Dame team victory … ran 18:24 over 5,000 meters at the Notre Dame Invitational … closed her season at the NCAA Pre-National open race, finishing 75th in 22:39 (6,000 meters) … did not compete during the indoor track and field season … ran 4:58.00 over 1,500 meters at the Spartan Invitational … posted another season-best time at the Hillsdale Gina Relays, covering 5,000 meters in 18:12.13.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Twelve-time letterwinner in cross country, track and field and Nordic skiing at Cathdral High School … earned all-state honors in each of her cross country seasons, highlighted by a runner-up finish in 2003 and a fourth-place finish in 2005 … also a three-time all-state track runner and four-time Nordic skiing honoree … four-time all conference performer in cross country and track, as well as a seven-time regional champion and six-time conference champion across both sports … four-time cross country team MVP … personal bests include 5:09 for 1,600 meters and 11:03 for 3,200 meters, both school records … member of National Honor Society, Student Senate and the Chamber and Symphony Orchestras while at Cathedral … born February 16, 1988 in St. Cloud, Minnesota … daughter of Chris and Karen Tacl … youngest of three children … father, Chris, ran cross country and track at St. Thomas … brother, Steve, played tennis at St. John[apos]s (Minn.) … enrolled in the College of Science as a preprofessional studies major.
TACL[apos]S CAREER INDOOR BESTS
|3,000 Meters (BIG EAST Indoor Championships)||9:51.42|
|5,000 Meters (BIG EAST Indoor Championships||17:07.77|
TACL[apos]S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS
|1,500 Meters (Michigan State Spartan Invitational)||4:58.00|
|5,000 Meters (Alex Wilson Invitational)||17:07.47|
|10,000 Meters (BIG EAST Outdoor Championships)||36:04.89|