Earlier today, Flotrack reported that Arkansas' Taylor Werner will be turning pro. The Stride Report has since confirmed that initial report. Details of who Werner will be signing with are not yet official. Werner was expected to have one season of eligibility remaining for both indoor track and outdoor track.
Werner has been a standout distance runner in the NCAA for years now. Last winter, she ran 15:11 for 5000 meters at Boston University, a time that would have been the collegiate record had she not run unattached. The Razorback ace also owns additional personal bests of 4:17 (1500), 4:39 (mile), 8:51 (3k unattached) and 32:26 (10k).
The six-time All-American was a star scorer for the Arkansas women in the fall of 2019, leading her team to the national title over BYU and Stanford at the NCAA XC Championships.
Werner is the latest collegiate standout to forgo her eligibility to compete at the next level. Earlier today, Under Armour announced that they have signed New Mexico's Weini Kelati who will be training with the Dark Sky Distance team in Flagstaff, Arizona.