|High School:||Tennessee Wesleyan / Chuckey-Doak HS|
2018: Competed in seven events in his first season in Greeneville... Finished runner-up at the 8K Lenoir-Rhyne Classic (Oct. 19) in 25:36.71... Claimed sixth at the Zaxby's Open (Sept. 7) with a 5K time of 17:00.4... Crossed the line with a season-best 8K time of 25:23 at the Royals XC Challenge (Oct. 12)... Completed the North Georgia Invitational (Sept. 29) in 11th and Lenoir-Rhyne Invitational (Sept. 13) in 16th... Division II Athletic Directors Association (D2 ADA) Honor Roll.
Tennessee Wesleyan: Ran two seasons at the Athens, Tenn. college... Coached by Justin Herbert... 2016-17: Finished 15th at the Hyder-McMahill Invitational with a 5K time of 17:34.0... 13th at the Roylas XC Challenge (26:37.4) and 14th at the Berea Invitational (28:23.4)... 27th at the Appalchian Athletic Conference Championship (28:16.2)... Member of TWC's 4x800m relay that won the 2017 AAC Challenge with a time of 7:56.82... Team also finished 21st overall at the NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships (8:05.35)... 4x800m team also won the University of the Cumberlands Outdoor Invitational with a time of 7:50.14... 2017-18: All-Appalachian Athletic Conference Second Team... Finished 12th at the AAC Cross Country Championship with a time of 27:09.6... NAIA Champions of Character Team... AAC All-Academic Team... Dean's List... TWC finished runner-up at the AAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship.
High School: Graduated from Chuckey-Doak HS in Afton, Tenn... Coached by Phil Roberts (track and cross country)... Lettered in cross country four seasons and twice in track... Two-time TSSAA cross country qualifier.
Personal: Nicknamed "T.J."... Born March 28, 1997 in Indianapolis, Ind... Son of Kimberley Tupps... Siblings: Ryan Tupps (31), Bryce Tupps (29)... Majoring in mathematics with a minor in business... Future plans: Become a military officer in the Air Force... Athletic Director's Honor Roll... SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll... Hobbies: Hiking, weightlifting... Favorite book: The Bible; Favorite movie: "Gladiator"; Favorite musical artists: Eagles, AC/DC; Favorite song: "Thunder"; Favorite color: Turquoise; Favorite food: Steak; Favorite sport other than running; Baseball; Person Taylor most admires: His mother; What people don't know about Taylor: He's a hard worker.