2019-20 Women's Track & Field
Sarah Caesar Distance
Alaina Carpenter Distance
Kailee Carro Distance
Maranda Donahue Distance
Danielle Durak Distance
Sierra Fischer Sprints
Katherine Germann Mid-Distance
Maria Greer Throws
Jordan Houlihan Sprints
Taylor Justison Mid-Distance
Claire Kovarik Distance
Hayley Krulik Throws
Charlotte LaFleur Throws
Shannon Lahey Sprints/Jumps
Celia McGhiey Mid-Distance
Lauren Mikolajczak Throws
Kate Mitchell Mid-Distance
Anne Mou Jumps
Peyton Nash Distance
Kathleen Neal Distance
Sarah Padilla Distance
Michelle Pierce Throws
Olivia Recker Distance
Taylor Smith Sprints
Aaliyah Strickland Sprints
Full Roster
Danielle Durak

Danielle Durak

Events Distance
Yr. Fr.
Hometown Joliet, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Joliet West

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.