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    Daniel Curran  
    Daniel Curran

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Naperville, IL

    High School:
    Naperville North

    Height:
    5-11

    Event:
    Distance


    AS A JUNIOR: Did not compete during the 2006-07 cross country and track and field seasons.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Ran in three cross country meets ... stepped up into the fifth spot for the injured Kaleb Van Ort at the Notre Dame Invitational, helping the team finish second, running 24:37 over 8,000 meters ... followed up that performance with a 78th-place finish at the Pre-National Meet (24:58) ... also took 54th at the BIG EAST Championship in a Notre Dame team victory ... did not compete during track season due to injury ... poised to do big things if he can avoid the injury bug.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Made a strong contribution to the Irish cross country team that was ranked as high as fifth in the nation ... took ninth place overall at the National Catholic Championship, helping the Irish win the team title ... ran his season's top 8,000-meter time of 24:55 in the Notre Dame Invitational gold race, finishing sixth ... competed in the NCAA Pre-National Meet and took seventh in the open race with a time of 25:10 ... was the lone freshman to compete for Notre Dame at the BIG EAST Championship ... an Achilles injury ended his season after the league meet ... ran well in the indoor track and field season, establishing a personal best time of 8:21 in the 3,000 meters at the Notre Dame Invitational ... set another career-best mark the following weekend at the Meyo Invitational, running 14:33 over 5,000 meters ... qualified for the BIG EAST indoor meet in the 5,000 meters, eventually finishing ninth in 14:42 ... competed in three races during the outdoor season ... qualified for the outdoor league meet in the 10,000 meters.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Four-year letter winner in both cross country and track and field at Naperville North High School ... earned Illinois all-state cross country honors in 2003 with an eighth-place finish at the state meet ... also garnered all-state honors in track and field during the 2004 season, finishing fifth in the 3,200 meters ... won the 3,200-meter title at the 2004 Illinois Prep Top Times indoor meet ... cross country and indoor track 1,600-meter conference champion in 2003 ... six-time all-conference honoree and the Naperville Sun 2003 "Cross Country Runner of the Year" ... personal best of 9:17 in the 3,200 meters ... member of National Honor Society and an Illinois State Scholar at Naperville North ... oldest of three children ... identical twin brother Joe runs cross country and track and field at the U.S. Air Force Academy ... born Oct. 9, 1985 in Downers Grove, Ill. ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a double major in finance and economics ... earned Dean's List honors his first semester on campus (fall 2004) with 3.80 GPA.

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