Connor Daniell-Profiling Cairns Athletes


CityRun-Cairns. Photo by Nicole Martin-Capturing Cairns

It is hard to believe this young running champion is only 14. He can run 10km in 34:58 in the worst conditions imaginable and has established himself in the Far North as a force to be reckoned with in the running arena. The world is his oyster and his future is guaranteed to be exciting.

It’s nothing but UP now for Connor.

NAME: Connor Daniell
SPORT: Running, Cross-Country
AGE: 14


-Silver medalist at the Queensland State Championships (Bald Hills)

-Second Queenslander at the All-Schools State Championships (Kedron) representing St Andrew’s Catholic College.

-Represented Queensland at the School  Sport National Cross-Country Championships in Hobart, where as a 14-year-old he placed 12th in his age group, and 33rd in the combined U15/U14.

-Represented Queensland in the Athletics Australia Cross Country Championships in Wollongong, where he placed 4th in the U14, and 19th in the combined U15/U14.

These races were all 4km in distance.

-Third place in the open 10km event in the Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival Port Douglas in an incredible time of 34:58. Very close behind 16 year old running sensation Toby Gillen and Professional runner Dylan Stenson.

-He has represented Queensland at Nationals 4 times (Albany WA, Canberra, Hobart and Wollongong), and has placed top 6 in Queensland every year except one, when he was injured (8th).

He has been with PaceProject (Jill Boltz) for the past 2 years, and before that ran with Aspire Cairns (Brendan Peeters) for 2 years.

All of Cairns wishes you luck in the future Connor-we will be following you closely!

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