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WSU Track & Field BIO
Danielle Darden
Player Profile:
Danielle Darden 1769874
Position: Sprints
Height: 5'6"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Aliso Viejo, Calif.
High School: Aliso Niguel HS

PAC-12 SCORER

WSU CAREER. SOPHOMORE (2014-15): Indoor - Ran the 60m dash in a PR time of 7.55i at MPSF Championships for 16th (2/28/15, Seattle)…Outdoor - Reached PR in 100m dash of 11.86 at Stanford Invite (4/4/15)…at Pac-12 Championships ran 200m PR time of 24.13 for 12th and second leg of sixth-place 4x100m relay in 45.33 (5/16/15, Los Angeles)…at the NCAA West Region Prelims, 4x100m relay ran season-best 44.61 for sixth place (5/30/15, Austin)…time is second-best in WSU all-time history…advance to NCAA Championships, relay finished 17th with time of 44.98…named to Pac-12 All-Academic track and field honorable mention team.

FRESHMAN (2013-14): Indoor - Ran indoor 200m PR time of 24.90 at Don Kirby Elite Invite (2/15/14, Albuquerque)…60m dash time of 7.66i was at Vandal Indoor (2/7/14, Moscow)…at Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships ran 60m dash in 7.81i (33rd) and 200m dash in 25.25i (32nd)…Outdoor - Opened season with collegiate PRs in 100m of 12.02 and 200m of 24.85 at UCLA-WSU Dual meet (3/22/14, Los Angeles)…ran anchor leg of season-best 4100m relay time of 45.06 at Jim Click Shootout (4/12/14, Tucson).

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER. Earned four letters at Aliso Niguel HS for track coach J.R. Williamson…junior year was first as track athlete…won 100m (12.28) and 200m (25.06) titles at South Coast League Championships…finished seventh in 100m at California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Division I finals with a PR time of 11.93…also placed 15th in 200m at the CIF-SS and ran both relays with 400m relay DQ’d and 1600m relay 24th…named to All-County Girls team…senior year won 100m and 200m at Sea View League Championships…ran PR time of 11.56w for runner-up finish in 100m and PR time of 24.04 for fourth in 200m at CIF-SS Division I meet…100m time was fastest in county under any conditions, and 200m time was a wind-legal country record…named to All-County team…at CIF State Championships took eighth in 200m (24.38) and also placed 15th in 100m (12.00)…was team MVP as junior and senior…named Aliso Niguel Female Athlete of the Year.

PERSONAL. Born in June 1995, in Medford, Oregon…father Sam is a financial broker…mother Necie is a hair prosthesis technician…younger brother Isaiah…younger sister Mia…volunteered for Clothes for a Cause and Beach Clean Up…enjoys surfing and fashion blogging - currently a Fashionomics Live intern…majoring in communication at WSU.

DARDEN’S WSU BESTS

60m - 7.55i (2015)

100m - 11.86 (2015) [11.78/11.56w]

200m - 24.13 (2015) [24.04]

PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCES

2015    100m                  15th        11.92

            200m                  12th        24.13

            4x100m Relay   6th          45.33

NCAA WEST PRELIMINARY PERFORMANCES

2015    4x100m Relay     13th         4.04m / 13-3

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS PERFORMANCES

2015    4x10m Relay       17th         44.98

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