Cross Country



Seidel, McGrath Headline Irish All-ACC Academic Team Picks

Thirty-two winter sport student-athletes named to All-ACC Academic squads


Irish Women Finish 29th At NCAA Championships, Add All-American To Ranks

Molly Seidel's 19th-place finish good for first Irish All-American honors since 2009


Notre Dame Women's Cross Country Squad Earns At-Large Bid To NCAA Championships

Irish one of six teams to advance from Great Lakes region


Irish Women, Men Finish Sixth At NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship

Molly Seidel, Michael Clevenger earn individual national bids


Notre Dame Preps For NCAA Great Lakes Regionals On Friday

Irish look to qualify for NCAA Championships


National Catholic Championships (Sept. 19, 2014)

The Irish welcomed in Catholic schools from around the country for the 35th annual National Catholic Championships.


Notre Dame Invitational (Oct. 3, 2014)

The Irish welcomed in some of the nation's best teams for the 59th annual Notre Dame Invitational.


  • 2014 All-Atlantic Coast Conference (cross country)
  • 2014 All-Great Lakes Region (cross country)
  • 2013, 2014, 2015 NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round qualifier
  • 2013, 2014, 2015 First Team All-American (distance medley relay)
  • 2015 First Team All-ACC (mile)
  • 2015 Second Team All-ACC (3,000 meters)
  • 2013 All-BIG EAST (outdoor 800 meters)
  • 2013 All-BIG EAST (4x800-meter relay)
  • 2013 & 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team
  • 2015 All-ACC Academic Indoor Track & Field Team
  • 2013 BIG EAST Academic All-Star

AS A JUNIOR: Competed in six meets during the cross country season ... Turned in a stellar junior campaign ... started the season with a second-place finish at the National Catholic Championship 5K (17:20.59) ... finished 11th at the Notre Dame Invitational 5K (16:29.9) ... earned All-ACC honors with a 19th-place finish (of 140) runners at the ACC Championships 6K (20:48.4) ... was an All-Great Lakes Region honoree after a 25th-place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship 6K (20:45) … competed with the Irish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships … earned a cross country monogram ... started her junior track campaign finishing in second in the mile (4:44.01) and eighth in the 4x400 relay (3:56.43) at the Notre Dame Invitational … placed 13th in the 800 meters at the Razorback Invitational (2:10.23) ... finished second in the Meyo Mile (4:38.73) and third in the distance medley relay (11:01.59) at the Meyo Invitational … finished runner-up in the mile at the ACC Indoor Championships (4:37.68) for first team All-ACC recognition … placed sixth in the 3,000 meters during the ACC Indoor Championships (9:22.34) to earn second team all-conference honors … placed eighth in the distance medley relay during the NCAA Indoor Championships (11:15.96) for first-team All-America honors … finished 10th in the 1,500 meters at the Stanford Invitational (4:24.53) ... finished seventh in the 800 meters (2:07.34) and fifth in breaking the school record in the the 1,500 meters (4:13.43) during the Virginia Challenge ... placed third in the 800 meters at the Jesse Owens Track Classic (2:07.34) ... finished 16th in the first round of the 1,500 meters at NCAA East Prelim Championships … named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic teams in cross country and track & field … named to the All-ACC Academic Indoor Track & Field Team … earned a track monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE:Competed in five meets during the cross country season ... finished eighth out of 91 runners in the National Catholic Championship 5K (15:45.5) ... finished 45thout of 140 runners in the ACC Championship 6K (21:47.8) ... finished 110thout of 227 runners in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional 6K (22:41) ... earned a cross country monogram ... competed in eight meets during the indoor track and field season ... had two impressive performances at the Meyo Invitational: placed fourth of 60 runners in the 800m run (2:09.32) and recorded a first-place finish among 35 runners in the 1000m run (2:48.70) ... placed sixth of eight runners in the ACC Indoor Championships 800m run (2:10.14), and was a member of the Irish's second-place distance medley relay team on the same track ... helped the same distance medley relay team to a third place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... competed in five meets during the outdoor track & field season ... finished third of 15 runners at the Border Battle 800m run ... at Notre Dame's first ACC Outdoor Championships, placed fourth among 12 runners in the 1500m run (4:32.78) ... fell just short of qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor Championships, recording a 17th-place finish among 24 runners in the semi-finals of the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round 1500m run (4:22.18).

AS A FRESHMAN:Opened cross country career by participating in three races during the season ... placed 22nd out 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 25th out of 126 runners at the BIG EAST Championship 6K (21:54) ... earned a cross country monogram ... had impressive first track and 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 Division I 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 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 and field) ... earned a track and field monogram.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Graduated from Billings High School (Billings, Mont.) in the spring of 2012 ... eight-time letter-winner in cross country and track ... named state champion in the 800m, 1600m, 3200m 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 and field for Notre Dame ... sister, Alexa, competed on the cross country and track and field teams at Notre Dame, graduating in 2014 ... 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.

Danielle Aragon
Danielle  Aragon


Billings, MT

High School:
Billings Senior

Event Calendar


October 28
ACC Championships
Cary, NC (Wakemed Soccer Park)
November 11
NCAA Great Lakes Regional
Madison, WI (Zimmer Championship Course)
November 19
11:00 AM
NCAA Championships
Terre Haute, Ind. (Lavern Gibson CC Course)

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