University of Iowa Athletics
Distance

Daniel Soto

Class RS Sr.
Hometown West Des Moines, Iowa
High School Valley

2020 — Indoor – placed sixth in 5,000 meters with a collegiate-best 13:58.97 at B1G Championships… ran collegiate-best 8:06.04 in 3,000 meters at UW Invite… those times rank third and fifth, respectively, all-time at Iowa… ran collegiate-best 4:07.51 in mile at Meyo Invite… academic All-Big Ten.

2019 — Indoor – ran season bests in mile at Meyo Invite (4:10.18), 3,000 meters at Larry Wieczorek Invite (8:10.24) and 5,000 meters at Iowa State Classic (13:59.82)… the 5,000-meter time ranks third all-time at Iowa… Outdoor – ran team-leading and collegiate-best 10,000 meters at Mt. SAC Relays (29:31.88)… that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… placed sixth in 10,000 meters at B1G Championships (29:44.40) … ran 1,500 meters at Baldy Castillo Invite (4:02.41)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2018 — Indoor – placed fourth in 5,000 meters with a team-leading 14:25.42 at Meyo Invite… ran season-best 3,000 meters at ISU Classic (8:11.83)… Outdoor – ran team-leading 10,000 meters at Mt. SAC Relays (29:39.35)… placed third in 5,000 meters at Stanford Invite with a season-best 14:20.18… placed eighth in 10,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (30:44.24)… academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student… letterwinner… Cross Country – competed in five races… led the Hawkeyes in the first three meets of the season including the Hawkeye Invitational, Woody Greeno Invitational, and Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational… set career best 8,000 meters at the Big Ten Championships (24:33.6) and best five mile time at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational (24:16.2)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2017 — Track – did not compete… Cross Country – Iowa’s second finisher at Bradley Classic (24:59.6-8,000 meters), Big Ten Championships (25:04.3-8,000 meters), Woody Greeno Invite (25:48.0-8,000 meters) and NCAA Regional (30:04.51-10,000 meters)… the regional time is a collegiate best that ranks third all-time at Iowa… one of six Hawkeyes to compete in all six races… letterwinner.

2016 — Indoor – ran season-best 3,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (8:24.12)… Outdoor – led team in 3,000 meters (8:24.63)… placed 13th in 10,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (30:24.00)… won 5,000 meters at Kip Janvrin Open (14:42.36)… placed second in 3,000 meters at Musco Twilight (8:24.63)… ran 1,500 meters at Texas Invite (3:57.23) and Baldy Castillo Invite (3:57.62)… ran 5,000 meters at San Francisco Distance Carnival (14:55.02)… letterwinner… Cross Country – led Iowa at Regional Preview, placing second with a season-best 25:23.2 in the 8,000-meter race… ran season best in 6,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (18:39.9)… also competed at Illinois State Invite (25:40.43-8,000 meters)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2015 — Cross Country – one of two freshmen to compete in all six races… made collegiate debut at Early Bird Invitational (6,000 meters/19:32.3)… recorded a collegiate best in the 8,000 meters (24:55.2) at Big Ten Championships… ran five miles (25:38.5) at Notre Dame Invitational and 10,000 meters (32:27.5) at NCAA Midwest Regional… letterwinner.

High School — state cross country and conference champion as a senior… three-time all-conference selection and two-time all-state honoree in cross country… three-time Drake Relays qualifier… state runner-up in the 3,200 meters senior year… conference 3,200-meter champion senior season… state meet qualifier as a sophomore… member of an all-region team at the 2014 Footlocker Cross Country Championships… four-time academic all-conference honoree in cross country and track.

Personal — born November 13, 1996… son of Jesus and Terry Soto… has three siblings, Alyssa, Elena, Jake… pre-business administration major.

Soto’s Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
3,000 Meters (I) 8:06.04 at UW Invitational 2/1/20
5,000 Meters (I) 13:58.97 at B1G Championships 2/29/20
8,000 Meters (CC) 24:33.6 at B1G Championships 10/28/18
10,000 Meters (O) 29:31.88 at Mt. SAC Relays 4/19/19