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  Daniel Roberts
Daniel Roberts

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vicksburg, Michigan

Last College:
Cedarville University

Event:
Distance


Daniel Roberts

Senior

Distance

Vicksburg, Mich. (Crested Butte Academy, Colo. /Cedarville)

ACC Indoor Champion

Mile Run: 2008

All-South Region

Cross Country: 2007, 2008 , 2009

All-ACC

Mile Run: 2008

1500m: 2008

NCAA East Regional Qualifier

1500m: 2008

Collegiate Bests:

8K (XC): 24:07

10K (XC): 30:47.2

1500m: 3:44.31

3000m Indoor: 7:57.62.

5000m: 14:11.73

Mile Run: 4:10.12

2009 Track:

Outdoor-

• Did not compete throughout the outdoor season.

Indoor-

• Finished in the top 5 in the 3000m run at the adidas Classic with a time of 8:12.17.

• Crushed his previous mile record at the New Balance Invitational with a time of 4:03.62. The time is the ACC's second-best time of the season.

• Posted the ACC's second-fastest time of the season in the 3000m run at the Husky Invitational with a time of 7:57.62.

• Earned the silver medal and scored eight points for the Seminoles in the mile run at the ACC Championships as he crossed the finish line in 4:03.70.

2008 Cross Country:

• Opened the season with a third-place finish time of 24:07.1 in the 7.6K run at the Virginia Tech Invitational to help the Seminoles win the meet. His time is noted as FSU's ninth-fastest performance in school history.

• Third Seminole to finish at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 24:07 in the 8K run.

• Paced the Seminoles at the NCAA Pre-Nationals meet with a finish time of 24:10.1 to guide FSU to a fourth-place finish.

• Lead FSU to take third place at the NCAA South Regional Championship as the first Seminole to finish the 10K run with a time of 31:14.26 which earned him All-South Region honors.

• First Seminole to finish in the 10K run at nationals with a lifetime-best performance of 30:47.2.

2008 Track:

Outdoor-

• Advanced to the finals of the 1500m at the NCAA East Regional Championships. Ran a 3:48.53 during the prelims.

• Earned All-ACC honors with finishing third in the 1,500m at the conference championship in 3:47.50. Had the fastest qualifying time 3:49.07

• Won the 1,500m at the Seminole Twilight with a career-best time of 3:44.31. Time rates fifth in Seminole lore.

• Best 5,000m time of the year came at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational where he ran a 14:11.73 that ranks eighth in FSU history.

• Took third in the 5000m at the Snowbird Invitational clocking a 14:29.63.

Outdoor-

• Captured the indoor championship in the mile run at the ACC Championships. Ran a time of 4:10.80.

• Best 3000m time came during the Husker Invitational where he posted a time of 8:12.96.

2007 Cross Country:

• Posted career-best 8K time of 24:14 at the Pre-NCAA meet.

• Placed 15th at NCAA South Regional in a career-best 10K time of 31:08.75 to earn All-South Region honors.

• Best finish of the year was a fifth-place showing of 25:38 at the Covered Bridge Open.

• Took 39th at the ACC Championships with a mark of 25:29.3.

• Ran a time of 31.41.3 at the NCAA Championships.

At Cedarville (2007) Track:

Outdoor -

• Earned NAIA All-American honors by taking second in the 1,500m with a school-record time of 14:56.08.

• Set the school 1500m record with a mark of 3:46.19 at the NAIA Championships.

Indoor-

• Secured NAIA All-American accolades by running a school-record time of 4:10.12 to take a third in the mile run at the national championship meet.

• Clocked an 8:38.93 in the 3,000m at the Findlay Open.

• Best 5,000m time was a 15:05.34 at the Kent State Tune-Up. 2006 Cross Country

• Named NAIA All-American after taking fifth at the national championships with a time of 24.43.

• Collected an NCCAA All-American certificate by running a second place 25:58 at the meet.

• Won the NAIA Region IX title with a then personal-best of 24:40.

• Placed fourth at the All-Ohio Championship.

Prep

• Two-time Foot Locker Cross Country Nationals participant. Placed 12th in 2005 and 18th in 2004.

• Posted sixth-and seventh-place finishes as the Foot Locker Midwest Regional meet to earn his spot in the national race.

• Earned 2005 All-American honors after placing sixth at the 1,600m at the Nike Outdoor Nationals.

• Placed seventh in the two-mile at the 2006 Nike meet running a time of 8:58.10.

• Won state high school titles in the 1600m (2004 and 2003), 3200m (2004) and cross country (2005)

• Set the state record in the 1,600m as a junior with a 4:09.45.

Personal:

Born March 19, 1987 ... Majoring in exercise science.

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