Danny Carney
Last School
Dakota Ridge High School
Roster Years
2013 | 2017-2019


  • Parents are Jeff and Sally Carney
  • Has three siblings (Kyle, Katy and Bradley)
  • Older brother, Kyle, ran cross country and track for BYU
  • Enjoys reading, hiking and spending time outdoors
  • Major: Health Science
  • Minor: Portuguese
  • Sports hero is Peyton Manning
  • Enjoys playing soccer
  • Chose BYU for its high level of competition and focus on the Gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Also recruited by Colorado, Colorado State, Portland and Syracuse

Before BYU

  • Student body vice president
  • Two-time league and regional champion
  • Two-time All-State and two-time First Team All-Southwest Region in cross country 
  • Two-time All-State in track and two-time national qualifier
  • Nike Nationals qualifier in 2010 and 2011
  • Nike Southwest Regional runner-up in 2011
  • Took 26th place at Nike Nationals in 2010
  • State qualifier in track from 2010-2012
  • Personal best time of 15:12 in the 5000 meters


Personal Bests
Time Event Venue
7:57.55 3000m 2018 MPSF Indoor Championships
4:12.11 Mile 2017 Robison Invitational
8:41.22 3000m Steeplechase 2018 Payton Jordan Invitational
13:39.95 5000m 2018 Mt. SAC Relays
28:49.87 10,000m 2019 Stanford Invitational

Career Stats

Men's Cross Country Athlete Profile 



  • Sao Paulo North , Brazil
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2013

  • Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
Sophmore Year 2017


  • Set personal records in the 3000 meters and 5000 meters with times of 8:08.49 and 14:13.94 at the Iowa State and the MPSF Indoor Track and Field Invitational
  • Took 13th place overall at the MPSF Championships for the men's team


  • Earned All-America honorable mention by taking 17th in the 3,000m steeplechase (8:56.39) at the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
  • Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
  • Set a personal best of 8:48.22 in the 3000m steeplechase at the Payton Jordan Invitational, claiming sixth place overall
  • Set a new personal record in the 5000m with a time of 14:01.91 at the Mt. SAC Relays and qualified for regionals
Junior Year 2018


  • Received second-team All-America honors after placing 15th in the 5000m (14:22.90) at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships
  • Clocked a career-best 7:57.55 to take sixth place in the 3000m at the MPSF Championships
  • Started the indoor season with an 11th-place finish in the 3000m (8:01.82) at the Columbia Challenge
  • Finished sixth overall in the 5000m at the Iowa State Classic with a time of 13:41.32 and moved up to No. 2 all-time at BYU in the indoor 5000m


  • Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
  • Competed in both the 5000m and 3000m steeplechase at the NCAA West Preliminary Round finishing 18th (13:58.24) and 14th (8:46.15), respectively
  • Set a personal record in the 5000m with a time of 13:39.95 at the Mt. SAC Relays to finish seventh overall and earn the No. 10 outdoor 5000m time in school history
  • Ran a career-best 8:41.22 in the 3000m steeplechase and took second place at the Payton Jordan Invitational
  • Began the outdoor season finishing third overall in the 3000m steeplechase (8:42.17) at the Stanford Invitational
Senior Year 2019


  • Competed in the 3000m at the Iowa State Classic finishing with a time of 8:15.66


  • Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors
  • Took 19th in the 10,000m at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds (29:23.17)
  • Qualified for the NCAA West Prelims in the 10,000m after running a career-best 28:49.87 at the Stanford Invitational
  • Competed in three meets during the 2019 outdoor season
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year