Daniel Carney Athlete Profile

Daniel Carney

Position: Distance Height: 6-1 Weight: 160 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2013 | 2016-2017 Hometown: Littleton, CO Mission: Sao Paulo, Brazil Last School: Dakota Ridge High School


  • Parents are Jeff and Sally
  • Has three siblings
  • Older brother, Kyle, ran cross country and track for BYU
  • Enjoys reading, hiking and spending time outdoors
  • Majoring in public health
  • Sports hero is Peyton Manning
  • Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Chose BYU for its high level of competition and focus on the gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Also recruited by Colorado, Colorado State and Portland

Before BYU

  • Student body vice president
  • Two-time league and regional champion
  • Two-time All-State and two-time First Team All-Southwest Region in cross country 
  • Two-time All-State in track and two-time national qualifier
  • Nike Nationals qualifier in 2010 and 2011
  • Nike Southwest Regional runner-up in 2011
  • Took 26th place at Nike Nationals in 2010
  • State qualifier in track from 2010-2012
  • Personal best time of 15:12 in the 5000 meters

Men's Cross Country Athlete Profile 

2013 | Freshman Year

  • Receieved Division I USTFCCCA All-Academic honors