2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Ran his personal-best in the 200m at Tom Botts Invitational with 21.80, placing sixth...Also ran a personal-best in the 400m at Tom Botts Invitational with 47.98, placing second...Ran in the 4x100m relay team placing third at SEC/Big Ten Challenge, also ran in the 4x200m relay, helping them place first at Sea Ray Relays...Started the 4x400m relay team, giving them a second place finish at Tom Botts Invitational and ending the season with three fifth place finishes.
2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Led off the 4x400m relay which qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championships and missed advancing to the NCAA Championships by two spots after a season-best time of 3:07.67 ... Scored points at the Big Ten Championships as part of the 4x400m relay which placed sixth ... Ran in the prelims of the 400m at the conference meet, recording a personal-best time of 48.49 ... Clocked a personal-best 200m time of 21.96 at the Iowa Invitational ... Ran the 100m at the Illinois Twilight and timed 10.75.
Indoor: Scored in the 400m at the Big Ten Championships, turning in a fifth-place finish with a time of 48.79 ... Also led off the 4x400m relay which scored at the conference meet with a fifth-place finish and time of 3:14.21 ... Clocked a personal-best time of 48.48 in the 400m at the Iowa State Classic ... Took second in the 400m at the Carle/Health Alliance Classic and at the Illinois Intercollegiate ... Ran the 200m in 22.36 at the Meyo Invitational.
PRIOR TO ILLINOIS
At American River Junior College
Member of the American River Junior College track and field team ... Two-time California Junior College state champion in the 4x400m relay ... State finalist in the 400m and 200m at the 2009 California Junior College state championships ... Part of school record 4x100m, 4x200m and 4x400m relays.
Born Sept. 27, 1988 ... Mother is Keri Daniel ... Has one brother ... Nickname is Lightning ... Favorite athlete is Michael Johnson ... Coach Michael Reid at American River College most influenced his athletic career because he taught him the importance of mental strength in athletics ... Majoring in earth systems.
Daniel's Personal Bests
200m: 21.80 - Tom Botts Invitational (4/9/11)
400m: 47.98 - Tom Botts Invitational (4/9/11)
200m: 22.00 - Tyson Invitational (2/12/11)
400m: 48.09 - Tyson Invitational (2/11/11)
Updated October 2011