Danielle Durak

Danielle Durak

Yr. Sr.
Hometown Joliet, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Joliet West

2022 (Cross Country): Did not compete during the 2022 campaign.

2022 (Track & Field):
Set a personal best in the outdoor 1,500 at 5:42.22 on April 9 at the Illini Classic.

2021 (Cross Country): Finished the 5K in 22:21.1 at the Valparaiso Winrow Open on Sept. 3... Had a 5K time of 22:00.5 at the Joe Piane – Notre Dame Invitational on Oct. 1... Reached the finish in 26:04.9 in the 6K at the Bradley Pink Classic on Oct. 15 to close out her season.

2021 (Track & Field): Had a season-best indoor 800 time of 2:47.63 on Feb. 13 at the GVSU Big Meet… Ran the indoor mile on Feb. 5 at the GVSU Snowdown Showdown with a time of 6:14.75… Clocked a season-best outdoor 800 time of 2:48.26 at the Gibson Invitational on April 16.

2020-21 (Cross Country): Did not compete in the MVC Championship, the team’s lone race of the season.

2020 (Track & Field): Ran a 2:41.09 in the 800-meter dash in her first collegiate meet on Jan. 17 at the GVSU Bill Clinger Classic… Recorded her fastest mile time of 5:55.65 on Jan. 24 at the John Gartland Invitational, hosted by Indiana State... Also at John Gartland, helped the distance medley team to a fourth-place finish… Ran her fastest 800 on Feb. 7 at the Windy City Rumble, a time of 2:39.87… Ran 2:40.96 in the 800 at the MVC Indoor Championships.

2019 (Cross Country): Competed in all six meets for Valpo in her first season of eligibility… Kicked off her collegiate career on Sept. 6 with a 21:37.3 mark in the 5K at the Crusader Open… Ran her best 5K on Oct. 4 at Notre Dame’s Joe Piane Invite, coming across the line at 21:26.50… Followed with a season’s best 6K, a 25:44.4 mark at the Bradley Pink Classic on Oct. 18… Ran 21:55.5 in the 5K at the MVC Championship on Nov. 2, hosted by Valpo… Finished her first cross country season on Nov. 15 in Madison, Wis. at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, running a 26:51.5 in the 6K.

Prep: Four-time letter winner in cross country for the Tigers… senior year qualified for sectionals… high honor roll student who qualified for state in journalism for copy writing.

Personal: Daughter of Joele and Tim Durak … major is communications.