Daniella Santos

Distance/XC

Player profile

  • Hometown Hilliard, Ohio
  • Last School Hilliard Darby
  • Year Junior
  • Major Early Childhood Education

Personal Bests (XC): 6k – 21:02.5 | 5k – 17:46.5

Personal Bests (track): 1500 – 4:26.13 | Mile – 4:59.32 | 3000 – 9:46.82 | 5000 – 16:37.14 | 10000 – 34:09.77

Ohio State Career

  • Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten choice

2021-22

  • Cross Country
    • Ran in five of six races and among Buckeyes’ Top 5 in each
    • Fourth for Ohio State and 55th overall at Big Ten Championships and fifth for Ohio State, 52nd overall, at NCAA Regionals
    • Placed second at season-opening Evansville race with personal-best 17:46.5 in the 5k
    • Third for Ohio State and 47th overall at Oregon with career-best 21:02.5 in 6k
  • Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten accolades

2020-21

  • Cross Country
    • Finished fifth for the Buckeyes to help the squad place fifth at the Big Ten Championships
  • Indoor
    • Finished 20th in the 5000m at Big Tens and part of DMR that placed 10th
    • Set personal best with a 9:59.91 in the 3000m run at Michigan’s Simmons-Harvey Invitational
    • Placed fourth in the mile at Hoosier Hills Invite with career best 4:59.32
    • Also ran the 5000m at B1G Indoor T&F Invitational, finishing ninth
  • Outdoor
    • 23rd place finish in the 5000m run at Big Ten Championships (17:10.79)
    • Third place at Jesse Owens Invitational with career-best 4:34.20 in the 1500m
    • Ran the 1500 at Maryland, finishing fourth, and at Illinois
    • Seventh in the 5000 at Big Ten Invite in April with personal best 16:48.26
  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Prior to Ohio State

  • Had personal bests of 10:47 (3,200) and 17:40 (5k, cross country)
  • Qualified for the cross country Foot Locker Nationals as a senior at Hilliard Darby

Personal

  • Early childhood education major