SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2013: Competed 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: Participated 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...has two older sisters, Sara and Jessica...majoring in economics and management...earning a minor in Spanish...future career plans include becoming a quad-lingual scientist, studying theoretical astrophysics and cosmology, or earning an MBA, going into the acquisitions/finance field and becoming a CPA...serving as Group OSS NCO during the academic year...also served as Group Personnel NCO and Junior Cadet-in-Charge of intercollegiate cross country intramurals 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, searching for bears, observing other individuals at the Academy, taxidermy, playing monopoly, doodling, disproving Mythbuster experiments, beach combing, calligraphy, appearing on TV backgrounds, snorkeling and singing karaoke...traveled to Dover AFB, Del., for Operation Air Force over the summer...that trip included many successful snorkeling trips to beach house in Ocean City, Maryland...also molded the future officers of the U.S. Air Force during Basic Cadet Training...would like to add that "Patrick Corona is my twin, 2Lt Alex Lindsay is my AFXC dad, I have AFXC ingrained in me and I actually buy music on iTunes"...fed a Qdoba burrito to Zach Perkins' dog, Moo, in a world-record time of 17.2 seconds...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: "Caddy is one of our training leaders. He shows by example what it means to train to higher levels so you can race at higher levels. He's put in a big summer and will be someone we look to over the next couple of years to help carry our team."