(Press Release)

All Saints senior Ret Taylor will sign with the Texas Tech Cross Country and Track & Field Teams at 1 p.m. Wednesday (April 17) in All Saints’ Patriot Gym, 3222 103rd Street. The public is invited to attend.

The four-year All-State varsity runner has received many accolades during his time at All Saints Episcopal School. He is a two time TAPPS Cross Country Individual State Champion , two time TAPPS Individual State Runner-Up, and Lonestar Athlete of the Week. In Track and Field he is a 1600m TAPPS State Champion and a two time 3200m TAPPS State Champion. He holds the school record in the 5000, 3200, and 1600 meter races. He will compete again in Track and Field at the state level in early May. As a junior and senior, Ret has been selected as team captain of both the Cross Country and Track and Field teams and has earned All State Academic honors both years.

“Ret has the best work ethic of any kid I have ever coached,” All Saints Cross Country and Track & Field Coach Dino Jones said. “What makes him stand out is that not only is he a great runner, he is a great human being.”

Ret is an active member of the All Saints and Lubbock communities. Along with running, Taylor was a three-year varsity basketball and one-year varsity golf player. He was a member of the State Championship basketball team his junior year and a member of the State Runner-Up golf team his freshman year. He has volunteered with the South Plains Food Bank Kids Café as a running coach for the past three years and is a five year member of the West Texas Running Club.

Ret has not only seen success in athletics, he has also earned several accolades in the classroom. He is a member of the National Honor Society and was named Phi Beta Kappa – Summa Cum Laude. He is also a four time All Saints Headmaster Honor Roll recipient and has competed at the TAPPS State Academic level in Number Sense and Mathematics. He has also received the Highest GPA Award in multiple classes.

Ret has been offered merit scholarships from six colleges totaling $452,000. He plans to study Engineering within the Honors College at Texas Tech University where he has been awarded the academic Presidential Scholarship.

He is the third All Saints athlete to sign to compete at the collegiate level, but is the first athlete from All Saints to sign with a Division I program.