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     Danielle Aragon  


    Billings, MT

    High School:
    Billings Senior

    Middle Distance

    AS A FRESHMAN: Opened cross country career by participating in three races during the season ... placed 22ndout of 145 runners in the 5K blue race at the Notre Dame Invitational (17:10) ... ran in the 6K race at the Wisconsin Invitational before closing out the year by finishing 25thout of 126 runners at the 6K BIG EAST Championship (21:54) ... earned a cross country monogram ... had impressive first track & field season, earning first team All-America honors during the indoor season by helping the distance medley relay team (11:01.49) place seventh at the NCAA meet ... ran at the NCAA East Preliminaries in the 800m ... finished second in both the 800m (2:09.74) and the 4x800m (8:40.59) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships to earn all-BIG EAST accolades ... finished second in the 800m (2:08.70) and second with the 4x800m relay team (8:44.13) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships to earn all-BIG EAST honors ... placed fourth in the 1,500m (4:18.79) and helped the 4x800m team to a first place finish (8:33.65) at the Drake Relays ... finished second in the 800m (2:07.13) and fourth in the 4x400m relay (3:51.77) at the Louisville Border Battle ... placed second in the 1,500m (4:20.92) and fourth in the 800m (2:06.40 - season best) at the Stanford Invitational ... placed second in the DMR (10:59.08) at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... placed third in the 800m ( 2:07.58) at the Meyo Invitational ... brought home a fourth place finish in the 800m (2:11.45) at the Indiana University Relays ... finished first in the 800m (2:09.73) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... placed first in the 1,000m (2:52.24) at the Blue & Gold Invitational to open season ... earned a spot on the Dean's List during the spring of 2013 ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... USTFCCCA All-Academic team selection (track & field) ... earned a track & field monogram.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Billings High School (Billings, Mont.) in the spring of 2012 ... eight-time letterwinner in cross country and track ... named state champion in the 800m, 1,600m, 3,200m and the 4x400m relay junior year ... named state champion sophomore year in the 800m run ... set the state record in the 800m (2:08.31) senior year ... placed second at USATF Junior Nationals Outdoor in the 800m (2:05.06) ... ran a personal best and placed 11th at the IAAF World Championships in the 800m (2:04.19) in 2012 ... was a first-place finisher at the Golden West Invitational (2011) in the 800m and the mile ... succeeded in the classroom by placing first in the 2012 AMC Math Test at Billings ... active as a member of the National Honor Society and the chemistry club ... father, Chuck, was an All-American in cross country and track & field for Notre Dame ... sister, Alexa, is on the cross country and track & field teams at Notre Dame ... full name is Danielle Anna Aragon ... daughter of Chuck and Kathy Aragon ... has two sisters ... enrolled in College of Science and is a science-business major.

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