July 5, 2012
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame incoming freshman Dani Aragon earned quite an honor last week, as the Billings, Mont., native was featured in Sports Illustrated’s Faces In the Crowd section in the July 2 edition.
The weekly feature has been a part of Sports Illustrated magazine since 1956 and highlights amateur athletes around the country for their athletic feats.
The magazine, which comes out on newsstands weekly and can be found online here or at SI.com keyword Faces In The Crowd, said this about Aragon:
Danielle, as a senior at Billings High, earned repeat Montana 2A titles in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 meters. She set a state record in the 800 (2:08.31), while running in light snow; a week later she won the same event with temperatures in the 90s, at the Great Southwest Invitational in Albuquerque. Danielle then took silver in the 800 at the USATF junior championships in Bloomington, Ind., with a 2:05.06 finish to qualify for the world juniors in Barcelona later this month. She will run at Notre Dame.
Aragon, whose big sister Alexa will be a rising junior on the women’s cross country and track and field teams this year, heads to Spain July 10-15 for the world junior championships.