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Danielle Katz
Danielle Katz
Year: Junior
Hometown: Los Gatos, Calif.
High School: Los Gatos
Major: Product design

2015 Season (Junior):

  • All-West Region (24th, 6K, 21:13.0).
  • USTFCCCA All-Academic team.
  • Pac-12 All-Academic second team.
  • Placed 150th at NCAA Championships (6K, 21:12.6).
  • Placed 30th at Pac-12 Championships (6K, 20:43.4).
  • Eighth at Stanford Invitational (6K, 21:03.4).
  • Raced seven times.

2014 Season (Sophomore)

  • Ran in two races.
  • Named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.
  • 51st at Stanford Invitational (22:15, 6K) as team's No. 6 runner.
  • 8th at Bronco Invitational (20:38.9, 6K).

2013 Season (Freshman):

  • Emerged as one of two true freshmen to compete for the Cardinal.
  • Won the Doc Adams Invitational at Putah Creek Reserve in Davis on Nov. 9, covering 6K in 20:57.
  • Was team's No. 6 at the NCAA West Regionals in Sacramento, running 23:15 (6K) to place 209th overall.
  • Was Stanford's No. 9 at the Pac-12 Championships, placing 98th in 27:21 (6K).
  • Ran unattached in two other races, running No. 4 among all Stanford runners and placing 11th at the Stanford Invitational (21:47, 6K), and 29th at the Bronco Invite (21:17.8, 6K).

Track and Field:

  • Has personal bests of 4:26.36 in the 1,500, 9:21.35 in the 3,000, and 10:23.32 in the 3,000 steeplechase.
  • Advanced to the 2015 NCAA West Prelims in the steeplechase.
  • Best steeplechase of 10:23.32 is No. 8 all-time at Stanford.

High School:

  • A Santa Clara County product from Los Gatos High School.
  • Placed sixth at the California state championships in the 1,600 in a personal best of 4:52.49.
  • She focused on the 800 as a junior and clocked a best of 2:13.33, placing fifth at the 2012 state meet.
  • Won the 2012 Central Coast Section Division II cross-country title and was third at the Division II state championships.
  • Captained the Wildcats’ cross country and track teams as a senior.
  • Won five Santa Clara Valley Athletic League individual titles, three in track and two in cross country.
  • School record-holder in the 1,600 and in cross country.


  • Parents are Richard Katz and Pamela Berg.
  • Has a brother, Brandon, and a sister, Izabella.
  • Majoring in product design.