Helped lead the Orange and Blue to a first-place finish at the Illini Challenge, finishing second with a 6K time of 18:55 ... Placed eighth overall at the Illinois Intercollegiate and second for the Orange and Blue, clocking a personal-best 8K time of 24:49 ... Finished fourth for the Illini and 44th overall at the Wisconsin Inter-Regional ... Placed fourth for Illinois at the Pre-Nationals meet ... Raced at the Big Ten Championships, scoring for the Illini as their fifth runner and finishing 41st overall ... Competed at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships for the Orange and Blue.
Ran in four meets for the Illini in his debut season, with a fourth-place finish at the Illini Challenge in his first meet ... Also placed fifth for the Illini at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships and Pre-Nationals, finishing 13th and 99th overall, respectively ... Recorded his season-best 8K run of 25:18 at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships.
Ran unattached in the Illini Challenge, finishing 20th ... Redshirted.
State qualifier in the 800m and 1600m ... Placed 14th in the state 1600m with a time of 4:17.95 ... Lettered in track three years and football his junior and senior years ... All-Conference in track in 2006 and 2007 ... Academic All-Conference in 2007 ... High school coach was Dominic Cannata.
Full name is Daniel James Kremske ... Born April 28, 1989 ... Parents are Randall and Cheryl Kremske ... Has one brother, Mike ... Illinois State Scholar ... Member of the Honor Roll and National Honor Society ... Received the Merwin Male Scholar Athlete award ... Enjoys biking, waterskiing, wakeboarding and snow skiing ... Had never run a cross country race prior to attending Illinois ... Majoring in kinesiology.
Kremske's Personal Bests
6K: 18:52 - Illini Challenge (8/29/08)
8K: 24:49 - Illinois Intercollegiate Championships (9/18/09)
10K: 33:51 - NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (11/14/09)