University of Iowa Athletics
Distance

Daniel Gardarsson

Class Fr.
Hometown Reykjavic, Iceland
High School Iowa City West

2017 — Indoor – ran mile at Border Battle (4:21.02)… Outdoor – placed fifth in 2,000-meter steeplechase (6:04.61) and ran 800 meters (1:58.62) at Baldy Castillo Invite… placed second in 3,000-meter steeplechase at Musco Twilight (9:29.15)… academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student… letterwinner… Cross Country – ran collegiate best 6,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (18:36.9)… competed in four of six races… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2016 — Indoor – ran lead leg on team-leading distance medley relay at Big Ten meet (9:52.97), which ranks ninth all-time at Iowa… ran collegiate bests in 3,000 meters at Meyo Invite (8:22.08) and 5,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (14:56.50)… ran season-best mile at Big 4 Duals (4:15.26)… ran 3,000 meters at ISU Classic (8:24.09)… Outdoor – ran team-leading 3,000-meter steeplechase at Stanford Invite (9:25.84)… ran third leg on team-leading 6,400-meter relay at Drake Relays (17:00.30)… that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… placed eighth in 1,500 meters with a collegiate-best 3:52.75 at Texas Invite… ran 1,500 meters at Musco Twilight (3:53.87) and Baldy Castillo Invite (3:55.01)… academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student… letterwinner… Cross Country – ran season bests in 10,000 meters at NCAA Regional (33:17.0) and 6,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (18:50.6)… also competed at Regional Preview (7th; 25:45.1-8,000 meters), Big Ten Championships (8th; 26:28.5-8,000 meters)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2015 — Indoor – ran mile at ISU Classic (4:14.72) and Big Ten Championships (4:17.61)… Outdoor – ran 1,500 meters at Beach Invite (3:53.74), Musco Twilight (3:54.06), Big Ten Championships (3:56.03), Baldy Castillo Invite (3:56.85) and Florida Relays (3:57.49)… Cross Country – competed in four of six races… recorded collegiate-best 8,000 meters at Bradley Pink Classic (25:41.2)… raced 8,000 meters at Illinois State Invitational (26:17.2) and Big Ten Championships (25:50.1)… Dean’s List student… letterwinner.

High School — 2014 state runner-up in 1,600 meters (4:16) and sixth-place finisher in 3,200 meters (9:18)… school record-holder in 1,600 meters… placed third in 1,500 meters at Iceland national meet senior year… junior national champion in 3,000 meters in Iceland (2010)… letterwinner.

Personal — born October 22, 1995… son of Gardar Sigurdsson and Rannveig Helgadottir… his father ran track for Iceland… has a brother, Knutur… marketing major.

Gardarsson’s Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
3,000 Meters (I) 8:22.08 at Meyo Invitational 2/6/16
3,000 Steeplechase (O) 9:25.84 at Stanford Invitational 4/1/16
6,000 Meters (CC) 18:36.9 Hawkeye Invitational 9/1/17
8,000 Meters (CC) 25:41.2 at Bradley Pink Classic 10/16/15
10,000 Meters (CC) 33:17.0 NCAA Regional 11/11/16