Name: Dan Gibney
Graduation Year: 2021
Social media information:
Strava – @Daniel Gibney
Instagram – @dgibney21_
Twitter – @dgibney21_
Milesplit profile: https://pa.milesplit.com/athletes/7377743/stats
5k XC – 16:10 YAIAA Championships – senior season (2020)
3200m – 10:04.89 – sophomore season
1600m – 4:47.3 – sophomore season
2000m SC – 7:19.75 – sophomore season
4x800m split – 2:13 – sophomore season
XC/TF Highlights: Being part of the first boys XC team in Kennard-dale history to qualify for states. Dropping 1 min and 20 seconds off of my 3200m time in one year.
Favorite XC/TF memory to date: Running up Elk Mountain with all of my teammates. All the time spent on runs with my best friends.
What do you enjoy most about the sport of XC and/or TF: XC: The team atmosphere is incredible. I’ve never participated in another sport where literally everyone wants to put the work in. T/F: I really enjoy just racing in general. I also like being able to cheer my teammates on at any given time.
Academic Highlights: National Honor Society; Academic Letter Society; Distinguised Honor Roll
Favorite HS class to date and why: Right now my favorite class is probably biology. I’m typically always a fan of whatever science I am taking.
I am interested in the following college major(s):
– Safety Management
– Crop/Agricultural Science
– I plan on joining the fire department to become a 3rd generation firefighter
I am looking for the following in a future college:
– Good educational programs
My ideal college coach would be:
– Someone who is knowledgeable
– Someone who makes their expectations clear
– Someone who is passionate about the sport
Colleges I am currently interested in:
– Slippery Rock
– Delaware Valley
May – July 2020 – Injury free after taking a month off. I have been consistently training since May and my mileage is back up to where it should be and most of my fitness has returned. For workouts I have been focusing on tempo runs and hills.
March 2020 – I’ve been battling an achilles injury for some time now. I have been on and off with my training for close to 2 months because of it. However, with the likelihood of track being cancelled entirely, I am more focused on getting healthy, and putting focus on this fall, especially with the possibilities our teams will have. The most recent “highlight” I have is when I decided to tough it out and run our 1600m trial. I was able to stick with the our top group of guys and run sub-5 with far less than ideal training leading up to the trial.