Dan Van Orsdel
2009 CROSS COUNTRY: Competed in all six meets during his junior campaign...Recorded a season-best 8K time of 25:33.20 at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree (Oct. 3), where he finished 68th overall...Had his best team-finish of the year at the Big 12 Championships (Oct. 31), clocking in at 26:23.33 to finish third on the squad and 53rd overall...Had a solid performance at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships (Nov. 14), finishing the 10K course in 32:56.70...Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
2009 OUTDOOR: Competed in three meets...Recorded his best 10,000-meter time at the Drake Relays (April 23), finishing 24th in 33:14.70...Ran the 5,000 meters at the Kansas Relays (April 16), clocking it at 15:21.96. 2009 INDOOR: Finished fourth in the 5,000 meters at the adidas Classic (Jan. 31) in a season-best time of 15:28.81...Ran an 8:54.44 in the 3,000 meters at the Arkansas Invitational (Jan. 9), where he finished 12th.
2008 CROSS COUNTRY: Finished among the top five for the Jayhawks in four of six races...Placed 15th at the Bob Timmons Classic in an 8K time of 26:50.80...Finished in a season-best 12th place at the Missouri Cross Country Challenge after posting an 8K time of 27:38.10...Posted a 25:59 to finish in 50th place at the OSU Cowboy Jamboree...Ran a 26:11.20 at the ISU Pre-Nationals...Ran a season-best 8K time of 25:58.38 to finish 50th at the Big 12 Championships...Finished 60th at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships after running the 10K race in 32:49.95...Selected to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team.
2008 OUTDOOR: Finished sixth in the 3,000 meters at the John Jacobs Invitational with a time of 9:08.31. 2008 INDOOR: Placed 17th in the 3,000 meters at the Arkansas Invitational...Ran a season-best 5,000-meter time of 15:32.43 at the ISU Classic.
2007 CROSS COUNTRY: Named Academic All-Big 12 First Team...Ran a personal-best 5K time of 16:27.20 at the Kansas State vs. Kansas Duel...Placed 106th at the Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 26:42...Set a personal record in the 8K with a time of 25:40.40 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals...Placed 61st at the Big 12 Championships with a time of 26:45.85...Stepped up big as the team's No. 3 runner at the Midwest Regional and placed 71st with a personal-best 10K time of 32:11.
2007 OUTDOOR: Utilized redshirt season.
2007 INDOOR: Utilized redshirt season.
2006 CROSS COUNTRY: Utilized redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner in cross country...Three-time all-conference selection in cross country...A member of two state qualifying teams, which placed fourth in 2005 and fifth in 2006.
PERSONAL: Son of Scott Van Orsdel and Lil Lundeen...Born in Hopkins, Minn...Majoring in finance and supply chain management.