While completing his MS in Mechanical Engineering at Mizzou, Daniel made the best of his final years in the NCAA system. He took down both school records in the 5k, qualified for the NCAA final twice, and finished 2nd team All-American. However, the success didn’t come easily. His undergraduate career was hampered by injuries which included two torn labrums and consequent arthroscopic surgeries.
In his first mile race as a pro, he smashed a 13-second PR to become the 409th American to break the 4-minute barrier. At both the USATF indoor nationals 3k and outdoor nationals 5k, he finished 12th. Daniel is focusing on the track this year with a few road races along the way. He has goals of a 13:20 5k and continuing to improve in the mile.
“My running career is the primary focus in my life right now but I have many other passions as well. I genuinely enjoy engineering and look forward to a career in that after running. In grad school I built an automatic Oxygen control device for premature infants, and I find medical device design captivating. Presently I teach engineering at Lane CC, where I benefit from new challenges and am learning a lot while hopefully passing along some knowledge too.”
“One of my main hobbies is homebrewing beer, but I can’t enjoy it much while training. If you enjoy good beer, you can support my running career and I’ll brew you a batch through my partner: http://www.athletebiz.us/daniel-quigley. My other hobbies include working on my vintage motorcycle and occasionally riding it, as well as fishing, and other outdoors activities. I’m known for being a jack of all trades, and for getting into heated debates for no reason, typically on matters I know nothing about.”
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
High School: Christian Brothers College HS
Mile = 3:59.59i
3,000m = 7:57.50i
5,000m = 13:39.29
- USATF Outdoor Championships Qualifier (5,000m; 2014)
- 2 x USATF Indoor Championships Qualifer (3,000m; 2014 and 2015)
- Sub-4:00 miler
- 2 x NCAA Finalist (5,000m)
- RRCA Road Scholarship Recipient
- University of Missouri Record Holder (indoor and outdoor 5,000m)