Bret McDaniel
blank Bret McDaniel
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Riverwood

Height:
5-6

Event:
Distance

2014: Outdoor - Shot to fourth on UGA's all-time list after taking second in the steeplechase at the Florida Relays with a time of 10:24.73...Finished second in the 1500 after running a 4:32.43 at the Spec Towns Invite...Managed a fifth-place finish in the 5000 (16:34.65) at the Mt. SAC Relays...Finished one spot out of scoring in the steeplechase at the SEC Championships after running a 10:38.16...Finished 30th in the steeplechase with a 10:31.12 at the NCAA East Prelims.

2014: Indoor - Won the 5000-meter run at the Vanderbilt Invite after completing her laps in 16:40.74...Took third in the mile with a time of 4:52.10 at the VT Elite Meet...Won the 3000 at the Husky Classic thanks to a 9:47.75...Finished 12th at the SEC Championships after running a 9:47.53 in the 3000 and was 23rd in the 5000.

2013: Cross Country - Opened her year by scoring for the Georgia women with a 109th-place finish (22:38.55) at the 6k Roy Griak Invitational...Finished as the second Lady Bulldog at the 6k Wisconsin Invitational with a 156th-place finish (21:31)...After being the fifth scorer for Georgia in 2012, she led the team with an 18th-place finish at the SEC Championships in 2013 after clocking a time of 21:06.69...Scored for Georgia after taking 38th (21:05.95) at the NCAA South Regionals.

2013: Outdoor - Won the War Eagle Invite after finishing the steeplechase in 10:54.60.

2013: Indoor - Was fifth in the 3000-meter run (a season-best time of 9:48.58) at the Auburn Invite...Managed a fourth-place finish in the mile at the Akron Invite after clocking a 4:52.48...Clocked a 16:45.06 for 20th place in the 5000 at the Husky Classic.

2012: Cross Country - Battled for a 26th-place finish at the Commodore Classic with a time of 22:13.62...Finished 84th (17:54.07) to score at the Greater Louisville Classic...Scored for the Lady Bulldogs after taking 171st at the Wisconsin Invitational with a time of 21:12...Scored at her first SEC Championships with a 39th-place finish (21:36.98)...Third Georgia runner to score at the NCAA South Regionals after finishing 26th (20:49.2) during her first trip to the meet.

2012: Outdoor - Part of 4x800-meter relay that finished second in the Georgia Relays with a time of 9:33.75.

2012: Indoor - Finished 14th in the mile with a time of 5:11.80 at the Tiger Paw Invitational.

2011: Cross Country - Broke 19:00 to take 36th (18:43.59) at the Crimson Classic to score for the Lady Bulldogs...Also was 14th at the Georgia State Invitational.

College: Wake Forest - Redshirted during the 2009 cross country season and the 2010 track season.

High School: Was the bronze medal winner at the FootLocker South Regional meet as a junior...Won the GHSA 3A cross country title as a junior...Captured state track titles in both the 1600 meters and the 3200 during her junior year...Returned to win the 2010 1600 championship as a senior and was second in the 3200...Was the runner-up at the state cross country meet as a sophomore...Finished second at the state meet in both the 1600 and 3200 as a sophomore...Personal-best times of 17:48 (5k), 5:00 (1600) and 10:55 (3200)...Named Fulton County Runner of the Year (cross country) in 2006, 2008 and 2009...Part of Atlanta Track Club All-Metro Team for four years in a row...Also swam at Riverwood, earning a spot on the state swim team her final three years...Set school record in the 100 backstroke...Member of National Honor Society and recipient of International Baccalaureate Diploma.

Personal: Born October 18, 1991...Daughter of Becky and Charlie McDaniel...Cousin, Tyler McDaniel, plays soccer at Duke...Majoring in Economics.

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