Anna Danek
Anna Danek
Height: 5'9"
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Blairsville, Ga.
High School: Union County
Major: Pre-Engineering


  • (Cross Country) USA South All-Conference third team (2018)
  • USA South All-Academic - with distinction (2018-19)
  • USA South All-Academic (2017-18)
  • (Cross Country) USA South All-Conference honorable mention (2016)
  • USA South All-Academic (2016-17)

2018-19 (Junior): Competed in all seven cross country meets... Earned third team All-USA South following a personal record 6k time of 25:37.9 at the conference meet (Oct. 26)... Placed 10th at the Mountaintop Invitational with a personal best two-mile time of 14:08.9 (Aug. 31)... Came in 11th overall with a 6k time of 25:53.3 at the Maryville Invitational (Sept. 29)... Had three top 15 finishes on the year... In track and field, competed in all six outdoor meets and both indoor meets... Set a personal record in the outdoor 1500 at 5:36.80 at the Berry Field Day Invitational... Also posted a personal best time in the 5,000 meter at 20:23.61 at the USA South Championships... Earned USA South All-Academic honors, with distinction, for a third consecutive year

2017-18 (Sophomore): Ran in seven meets during the fall cross country season… Recorded her 6k personal record at the NCAA Regional meet (Nov. 11) with a time of 26:06.1... Ran in three different events during the indoor track season... Set a personal records in the 800m and the mile at the Tiger Indoor Invitational (Feb. 3) with times of 2:49.75 and 6:12.35 respectively... Set a new personal record in the 3000m at the Southern Indoor Challenge with a time of 12:05.46... Ran in five events during the outdoor track season... Set the school record in the 4x800m at the Emory Invitational (Mar. 23) with 11:00.36 with Michelann Settle, Sydney Fitch, and Alexandra May... Set a new 5000m personal best at the Berry Field Day Invitational (Apr. 6) with a time of 20:55.13... Ran a career-best mark of 5:30.67 in the 1500m at the Hilltop Classic (Mar. 30)... Set a new personal best in the 3000m with a time of 12:11.59 at the Mountain Laurel Invitational (Apr. 13)... Ran a personal best time of 14:05.30 in the 3000m Steeplechase at the Victor Icebreaker Duals (Mar. 3)... Named to USA South All-Academic team for second straight year

2016-17 (Freshman): Ran in eight cross country races during the fall... Was a USA South All-Conference mention... Conrtibuted points as a top-five team finisher in all but the first race of the season... Season-best 6k time was 26:53.2 in the Berry Viking Open (Oct. 15)... Ran the 3000 meter at the Tiger Indoor Invitational in 12:23.09 in only indoor track event of the year... In the outdoor track season, competed in three meets... Ran the 800 in a personal best time of 2:38.48 and the 1500 in 5:37.36 at the Berry Field Day Invitational (April 7-8)... Earned USA South All-Academic honors

High School: Attended Union County High School... Lettered in cross country, track and basketball... Earned the Coach's Award in cross country... In cross country, she has a personal record of 22:51 in the 5k... In track, she set personal bests of 2:34 in the 800, 6:13 in the 1600 and 13:43 in the 3200... Was also the Valedictorian of her class

Personal: Parents are Dean and Julie Danek... Has three older brothers: Joey, Peter, and Thomas... Brother, Joey, played basketball at Covenant from 2009-13... Favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 40:31... Majoring in pre-engineering

Danek's Personal Bests:

Cross Country:
2-mile: 14:08.98 (Mountaintop Invitational, Aug. 31, 2018)
5K: 22:08.5 (UNG Invitational, Sep 17, 2016)
6K: 25:37.94 (USA South Conference Championships, Oct. 26, 2018)

Outdoor Track:
800m: 2:38.48 (Berry Field Day Invitational, April 7-8, 2017)
1500m: 5:36.80 (Berry Field Day Invitational, April 12-13, 2019)
Mile: 5:55.49 (Rhodes Invitational, March 15-16, 2019)
3000m: 12:11.59 (Mountain Laurel Invitational, April 13, 2018)
5000m: 20:23.61 (USA South Championships, April 18-19, 2019)
3000m Steeplechase: 14:05.30 (Victor Icebreaker Duals, March 3, 2018)
4x400: 4:25.96 - Cone, Hennigh, Porch (Berry Field Day Invitational, April 7-8, 2017)
4x800: 10:56.36 - Baker, Pepper, Settle (Rhodes Invitational, March 15-16, 2019)

Indoor Track:
800m: 2:49.75 (Tiger Indoor Invitational, Feb. 3, 2018)
Mile: 6:12.35 (Tiger Indoor Invitational, Feb. 3, 2018)
3000m: 11:57.74 (Tiger Indoor Invitational, Feb. 2, 2019)
5000m: 20:30.25 (Southern Indoor Challenge, Feb. 11, 2019)

High School:
5K: 22:51
800 (track): 2:34
1600 (track): 6:13
3200 (track): 13:43