Danyelle Somerfield
Danyelle Somerfield


Willowbrook, Ill.

High School:
Hinsdale Central

XC/Middle Distance

2007-08 Highlights: Ran a season-best 20:09 in the 5,000-meter run at the Illinois Intercollegiate Invitational on Sept. 14...held UIC's top time in the 800-meter run during the indoor season...clocked in at 2:24.41 in the 800-meter run at the Horizon League Indoor Championships on March 1...during the outdoor season, led the team in the 1,500-meter run and in the 3,000-meter steeplechase...set a career-best time in the 5,000-meter run (20:44.88) at the Marquette Invitational on April 26...finished runner-up in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Iowa Invitational with a season-best time of 12:35.94.

2006-07 Highlights: Took third in the 1,000-meter run with a 3:18.95 at the Tadd Metzger Invitational on Feb. 3...ran a 20:46.45 at the Horizon League Cross Country Championships...took third in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a 12:08.07 at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships.

2005-06 Highlights: UIC's fifth-best finisher at the Horizon League Cross Country Championships, posting a season-low time of 19:36...recorded team's third-best time at the UIC Home Opener.

Prep/Personal: Four year letterwinner in both cross country and track and field at Hinsdale Central...helped the Red Devils to three appearances in the IHSA Class AA Cross Country Championships, along with the West Suburban Silver Division Championship as a senior...three-time qualifier in the IHSA Class AA Cross Country Championships...four-time All-West Suburban Silver Division selection...broke the home course record as a junior...was a member of the two-time, state qualifying 4x800 relay team as a sophomore and a senior, that 4x800 relay broke the school record...qualified for state in the 1,600-meter run as a junior...won the West Suburban Silver Division Indoor Championship in the 3,200-meter run as a junior...owns personal best times of 2:20 in the 800-meter run, 5:18 in the 1-mile run, 11:27 in the 2-mile run and 18:12 in the 3-mile run...daughter of Jeffrey and Peggy Somerfield...born June 2, 1987...major is Education.

Career-Best Cross Country Times
5,000-Meter: 19:36 (10/29/05)
6,000-Meter: 24:04 (10/14/05)
2-Mile: 12:23 (9/3/05)

Career-Best Indoor Times 800-Meter: 2:24.41 (3/1/08) 1,000-Meter: 3:18.95 (2/3/07) 1-Mile: 5:32.61 (2/10/07)

Career-Best Outdoor Times 1,500-Meter: 4:59.94 (5/10/07) 5,000-Meter: 20:44.88 (4/26/08) 3,000-Meter Steeplechase: 12:08.07 (5/10/07)