JUNIOR YEAR | 2014-15: Competed in three outdoor and five indoor meets...clocked a season-best 10,000-meter time of 30:22.64 to finish eighth at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival...added an eighth-place finish at the Drake Relays (30:33.36)...made only outdoor 5000-meter appearance at the Mountain West Championships (career-best 15:05.16)...competed at that distance twice during the indoor season...posted a career-best 14:45.80 (adjusted for altitude) at the MW Indoor Championships...also posted a personal-best 3000-meter time of 8:31.36a at that meet...won the 3000 meters at the Air Force Collegiate Open (8:41.06a)...participated in the mile at the Air Force Team Challenge (4:19.43a).
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2013-14: Competed in eight meets (six outdoor, two indoor)...clocked a personal-best 5000-meter time of 15:05.33 to take third at the Aztec Invitational...finished fourth in the 10,000-meter run at the Drake Relays with a personal-best time of 30:09.86...competed in both events at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships...also participated in the 3000-meter run during the outdoor season...posted a career-best 8:38.86 (adjusted for altitude) to win the Air Force Relays...also won that event at the Air Force Twilight Open (8:40.70a)...competed in the 3000-meter run during two indoor meets...clocked a personal-best time of 8:44.54a at the Air Force Collegiate Open...won the Air Force Team Challenge (8:45.69a).
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2012-13: Competed in three indoor meets and one outdoor meet...clocked a time of 4:28.21 (adjusted for altitude) in only appearance in the mile at the Air Force Team Challenge...ran the 3000-meter twice during the indoor season, posting a career-best time of 9:11.83a at the Air Force Invitational...also ran that distance outdoors at the Air Force Twilight Open (9:11.90a)...missed majority of the season with injury.
MAJOR CROSS COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTS: Earned second-team all-conference honors after finishing 10th at the 2015 Mountain West Championships...helped Air Force to its first team title in 12 years.
HIGH SCHOOL: Brother Rice High School...two-time cross country conference champion...four-time all-region selection...regional champion...two-time all-sectional honoree...two-time state qualifier...served two years as captain of the varsity cross country and track teams...six-time conference track champion...12-time all-conference selection...two-time state qualifier...four-year member of the High Honor Roll...member of the National Honor Society...four-year member of the Student Council...member of the Spanish Honor Society...co-founder of the Ecology Club...president of the Spanish Club...executive member of the Key Club...vice-president of Students Against Drunk Driving...executive officer of the Edmund Rice Society...worked all four years at Edmund Rice Camp, a non-profit summer camp for marginalized children of the Chicagoland area...served as Head Director during the 2012 camp.
PERSONAL: Full name is Daniel Sorin Caddigan...goes by Dan...nickname is "Caddy"...son of Daniel and Christine Caddigan...has two older sisters, Sara and Jessica...majoring in economics and management...earning a minor in Spanish...future plans include working with 2Lt Zachary Perkins to create a breathing apparatus that allows scuba divers to have a continuous flow of oxygen, then earning an MBA and going into the acquisitions/finance field and becoming a CPA...finalist for the 2015 Wing Commander...currently serving as Assistant Flight Commander...also served as Group Personnel Officer during Basic Cadet Training...named to the Commandant's List for excellence in military performance...held a 3.81 GPA at one point...also named to the Athletic Director's List...was adopted from Bacau, Romania, at the age of three...hobbies include sending Snapchats, hoola-hopping, archery, marching, training sessions, playing Monopoly, snorkeling and singing karaoke...embodied the warrior ethos while working the Expeditionary Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) program over the summer...also molded future officers of the U.S. Air Force during Basic Cadet Training and went snorkeling various times in Colorado...would like to add that "Patrick Corona is my twin, 2Lt Alex Lindsay is my AFXC dad, I have AFXC and the state of Illinois ingrained in me and I actually buy music on iTunes"...played "What Are The Odds" with Patrick Corona and is now a proud owner of a panda...first member of family to attend the Air Force Academy, although three cousins attended West Point...member of Cadet Squadron 27.