Dan Gibney, Kennard-Dale (Class of 2021)

Name: Dan Gibney

School: Kennard-Dale

Graduation Year: 2021

DOB: 9/2003

Email: dangibney12@yahoo.com

Social media information:

Strava – @Daniel Gibney

Instagram – @dgibney21_

Twitter – @dgibney21_

Milesplit profile:  https://pa.milesplit.com/athletes/7377743/stats

PRs:

5k XC – 16:35 PIAA District III Championships – junior season

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

Career aspirations:

– I plan on joining the fire department to become a 3rd generation firefighter

I am looking for the following in a future college:

– Affordability

– Good educational programs

– Size

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:

– IUP

– Slippery Rock

– Delaware Valley

Weekly Updates

Week of:

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.