2011: Ran in two meets, both 8K events ... At the Panorama Farms Invitational, finished in 29:16.74 to earn 102nd place ... Ended the year with a 49th-place showing at the Conference USA Championship, completing the event in 27:11.4.
2010: Participated in six of the season's seven events ... Began Pirate career with a 22:46.84 time in the 6,400-meter Covered Bridge Open to take 106th place ... Had highest placement of the season at the ECU Pirate Invitational, coming in third with a time of 26:55.33 in the 8K ... Completed the 8K Greater Louisville Classic in 25:44.08, good for 175th ... Took home 54th place at the Panorama Farms Invitational with a time of 26:08.24 in the 8K ... Ran a career-best 25:18 8K at the C-USA Championship, claiming 26th place ... Ended the campaign with a 34:08.8 10K time at the NCAA Southeast Regional, good for 154th.
University of Tennessee: Ran in three 8K meets during 2009 with a highest placement of 47th at the Colonial Inter-Regional Challenge (27:49.5) ... Came in 68th in the Crimson Classic with a 27:44.3 time ... Finished the Panorama Farms Invitational in a season-best 26:15.97 and 91st place ... Did not compete as a true freshman in 2008.
Mountain View High School: Led cross country team to back-to-back district and region championships in 2006 and 2007 ... Track and field teams captured five district and two region titles ... Twice named all-region and all-state ... Won regional 1,600-meter title junior year ... Starter for the football and basketball teams ... Coached by Dave Davis.
Personal: Academic major is supply chain management and marketing ... Full name is Daniel Richard Porter ... Son of Michael and Debra Porter ... Born in Bethesda, Md. ... Has two brothers (Michael Jr. and Thomas) and a sister (Christina) ... All members of immediate family ran in college as father ran at Navy, mother and Michael Jr. at Maryland, sister at LSU and Thomas at Stanford.