Dan Caddigan
 
Dan  Caddigan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Brother Rice

Height:
5-9

JUNIOR YEAR | 2014: Competed in five meets, including the conference and regional championship meets...opened the season with the third-fastest 6K time in Academy history (18:41.90)...used that time to finish sixth at the Fresno State Invitational and help the Falcons to the team title...clocked a season-best 8K time of 25:26.40 to finish 55th at the Mountain West Championships...also competed in the 8K at the Pre-National Invitational (25:41.60, 137th)...clocked a five-mile time of 24:46.70 at the Notre Dame Invitational (125th)...registered a time of 31:55.76 in 10K debut at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships.

SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2013: Participated in three meets, including the conference meet...clocked an 8K time of 25:29.67 to finish 38th at the Mountain West Championships...posted a career-best time of 24:59.00 during the Wisconsin adidas Invitational (208th)...opened the season with a 33rd-place finish in the Colorado State Open 5K (15:41.90).

FRESHMAN YEAR | 2012: Competed in four races…opened season at the Colorado State Open, clocking a time of 16:53.1 to finish 49th…earned a season-best 19th-place finish at the 8K Metro State Invitational (27:47.0)…also competed in 8K races at the Woody Greeno Invitational (season-best 27:33.4, 114th) and Rocky Mountain Shootout (27:46.0, 56th).

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.


COACH COLE ON DAN: “Dan is one of our strength runners; he trains a lot at high volume, stays persistent through the trials and tribulations of being a long distance runner, and continues to pursue running faster than he has in the past. By the time he graduates, Dan will be a testament that hard work and persistence are keys to developing one’s athletic ability.”


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