University of Iowa Athletics
Distance

Danielle Berndt

Class Fr.
Hometown Bloomington, Minn.
High School Kennedy

2012 — Indoor – placed eighth in 3,000 meters at Adidas Classic (10:27.03) and 19th at Iowa State Classic (10:14.52)… placed third in mile at Iowa Invite (5:10.63) and 11th at New Year’s Classic (5:14.76)… Outdoor – placed 11th in 3,000-meter steeplechase at Drake Relays with a team-leading 10:39.17… placed 16th in 3,000-meter steeplechase at Stanford Invite (10:39.29)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2011 — Indoor – placed 18th in 3,000 meters with a collegiate-best 10:03.63 at Big Ten Championships… won 3,000 meters (10:06.99) at Iowa State Classic… ran collegiate-best mile (5:06.64) at Razorback Invite… Outdoor – set school 3,000-meter steeplechase record (10:26.54) at NCAA West Regional… placed ninth in steeplechase at Drake Relays (10:45.72) and 11th at Big Ten Championships (10:41.60)… placed second in 1,500 meters (4:40.56) at Cornell Open… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner… Cross Country – ran collegiate bests in 3,000 meters (10:56-12th) at Iowa Invite, 4,000 meters (15:34-11th) at Iowa Open, 5,000 meters (18:29-31st) at Loyola Lakefront Invite and 6,000 meters (22:06-76th) at Big Ten Championships… academic All-Big Ten… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner.

2010 — Indoor – ran season-best mile at the ISU Classic (5:12.62)… Outdoor – led the team in steeplechase (10:56.47) with a win at Iowa Invite… ran a season-best 4:42.53 in the 1,500 meters with a third-place finish at Lee Calhoun Memorial… finished second in 1,500 meters at Central Invite (4:45.77)… placed second in steeplechase at Musco Twilight XI (11:00.50)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner… Cross Country – ran season-best 10:57 (3,000 meters) to place 13th at Iowa Invite… placed 17th at Hawkeye Invite (11:11)… academic All-Big Ten… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner.

2009 — Indoor – ran season-best mile (5:17.31) at Meyo Invite… Outdoor – led team in 3,000 meters (10:20.62)… ran collegiate-best 1,500 meters (4:40.02) at Messersmith Invite… placed fourth in 1,500 meters (4:46.68) at Lee Calhoun Memorial… anchored team-leading distance medley relay (12:11.56) at Drake Relays… letterwinner… Cross Country – redshirted.

2008 — Cross Country – ran season-bests in 3,000 meters (11:03) at Hawkeye Invite and 5,000 meters (19:06) at Auburn Invite… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner.

High School –– Eleven-time all-state, earning six honors in cross country and five in track… twelve-time all-conference and varsity letterwinner, earning six each in cross country and track… five-time conference champion… thirteen-time placewinner at state meet… placed fifth at state cross country meet senior year and fourth as a junior… set school records in cross country (4,000 meters – 14:17), 1,600 meters (5:04) and 3,200 meters (10:49)… five-time sectional champion, placing second three times… all-American Nordic skier, qualifying for Junior Olympics three times… four-time all-conference, five-time team MVP, six-time letterwinner and two-time state medalist in Nordic skiing, winning one conference title… three-year academic letterwinner… four-year top 10 scholar, National Merit Commended Scholar honors in 2007… National Honor Society member… coaches were Pete Svien, Beth Holger, Josh Coval and Krystal Lehner.

Personal — born May 9, 1990… daughter of Michael and Sue Berndt… engineering major.

Berndt’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
1,500 Meters (O) 4:40.02 at Messersmith Invitational  4/18/09
Mile (I) 5:06.64 at Razorback Invitational 1/29/11
3,000 Meters (I) 10:03.63 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/11
3,000 Steeplechase (O) 10:26.54 at NCAA West Regional 5/27/11
3,000 Meters (CC) 10:56 Iowa Invitational  9/16/11
4,000 Meters (CC) 15:34 Iowa Open 9/2/11
5,000 Meters (CC) 18:29  at Loyola Lakefront Invite 10/1/11
6,000 Meters (CC) 22:06 at Big Ten Championships 10/30/11