Women's Cross Country

Danelle Woods
Danelle Woods


Ottawa, Ontario

High School:
Hillcrest HS



2008 Outdoor Track and Field - Freshman:Competed in the 3,000m steeplechase at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... NCAA Mideast Regional champion in the steeplechase (10:32.83) ... Took third in the steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships ... Ran season-best steeplechase time of 10:22.36 at the Sun Angel Track Classic to rank second on Illinois all-time performance list. Indoor:Earned All-America honors by running 1,200m leg of the Illini distance medley relay that took sixth at the NCAA Indoor Championships (11:12.33) ... Also ran on distance medley relay that set school record at the Alex Wilson Invitational (11:09.09).

2007 Cross Country- Freshman: Garnered the Big Ten Freshman of the Year award... Achieved a personal best at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships with a 6K time of 20:54, placing 17th overall and third for the Illini... Placed 24th at the Big Ten Championships with a 6K time of 20:55... Helped lead the Illini to a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships with a 99th-place finish and a 6K time of 21:33... Finished third for Illinois at Pre-Nationals with a 6K time of 21:11 and was 47th overall...Began an outstanding first year by clocking a personal-best 5K time of 17:27.75 at the Illinois Intercollegiate meet placing first for the Illini and second overall... Placed in the top five for the Orange and Blue in every race this season.

Recorded a personal-best 10:13.98 in the steeplechase at the Pan Am Junior Championships in July 2007...Also won the steeplechase at the Canadian Track & Field Championships...Won the 3,000m and placed second in the 1,500m at the 2007 OFSAA Championships...Was the 2006 Canadian Junior Cross Country Champion...Qualified for the 2006 World Junior Championships in the steeplechase in Beijing, China, and set a Canadian Junior record (10:38)...Placed third at the Canadian Senior Championships with a time of 10:42 in the steeplechase.

Daughter of Barry and Deanna Woods...Born March 19, 1989...Her brother, Mike, competed for the University of Michigan cross country and track and field teams...Member of the Ottawa Lions Track Club...High school and club coach was Ray Elrick...Majoring in engineering.

Personal Bests:

Cross Country
5K - 17:27
6K - 20:54

3K Steeple - 10:13