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Daniel Carney Athlete Profile

Daniel Carney

Position: Distance Height: 6-1 Weight: 160 Class: Sophomore Roster Years: 2013 | 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
  • 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


Personal Bests
Time Event Venue
8:08.49 3000 meters 2017 Iowa State Classic
4:12.11 Mile 2017 Robison Invitational
8:48.22 3000-meter Steeplechase 2017 Payton Jordan Invitational
14:01.91 5000 meters 2017 Mt. SAC Relays

Career Stats

Men's Cross Country Athlete Profile 

2013 | Freshman Year

  • Receieved Division I USTFCCCA All-Academic honors

2017 | Sophomore Year


  • Set personal records in the 3000 meters and 5000 meters with times of 8:08.49 and 14:13.94 at the Iowa State and the MPSF Indoor Track and Field Invitational
  • Took 13th place overall at the MPSF Championships for the men's team


  • Set a personal best of 8:48.22 in the 3000m steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Invitational, claiming sixth place overall
  • Set a new personal record in the 5000m with a time of 14:01.91 at the Mt. SAC Relays and qualified for regionals
  • Qualified for and participated in the NCAA championships where he placed 17th overall in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 8:56.39