UND Roster

2008-09 Cross Country Roster

Daniel Kuzma

Distance


Height 5'7''
Class Sophomore
Hometown McKees Rocks, PA
High School Central Catholic
Bio

AS A SOPHOMORE: Ran three cross country meets for the Irish in the fall … was fourth on the team and eighth overall at the Valparaiso Invitational … took 24th at the Notre Dame-hosted National Catholic Championship on Sept. 15 … ran 25:45 on the 8,000-meter home course two weeks later, finishing 33rd in the Notre Dame Invitational Gold race … set career bests all across the board during the 2007 track season … his beset 3,000 meters in an Irish uniform came at the Notre Dame opener, where he covered the distance in 8:41.51 … just missed qualifying for the BIG EAST mile competition with his 4:19.61 time at the Notre Dame Invitational (qualifying is 4:19.54) … ran his first career indoor 5,000 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational, finishing in 15:28.44 … top performance of the outdoor season was his 15:09.50, career-best 5,000 meters at the Mike Poehlein Invitational.

AS A FRESHMAN: Ran the 3,000 meters at the Notre Dame Invitational, coming through the line in 8:47.45 … top mile performance of the indoor season was 4:26.84 at the Alex Wilson Invitational … ran the 5,000 meters exclusively during the outdoor season … top time came at the Notre Dame Spring Opener where he ran a hand-timed 15:37.7.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Seven-time letterwinner in cross country and track at Central Catholic High School … won two conference championships with his track team and one with the cross country team during his career … member of the regional-champion track squad as a junior … finished third overall in the WPIAL Championships as a senior … team MVP in both track and cross country during his junior and senior seasons … personal bests include 1:59.1 in the 800m, 4:24.4 in the 1,600m, and 16:22 over 5,000m in cross country … member of National Honor Society at Central Catholic … received the Frances M. Collins Award for four-year academic and athletic excellence for the class of 2005, with former winners including Dan Marino and Marc Bulger … son of Eileen and Kenneth Kuzma … only child … uncle, Vaughn Kuzma, played basketball and baseball at Thiel College … born June 8, 1987 in Pittsburgh, Pa. … enrolled in the College of Science as a pre-professional major.