Daniel Grasing
Daniel Grasing
Height: 5-8
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Overland Park, Kan.
High School: Saint Thomas Aquinas
Major: Chemical Engineering

2019 (Junior): Competed in four races for the Spartans during his junior season… Was the team’s second finisher and placed 23rd overall at the Allegheny XC Classic… Recorded a season-best 8K time of 27:37.7 at the Inter-Regional Rumble… Received UAA Fall All-Academic recognition.

  Meet Dist. # of Runners Time Overall Pl. Team Pl.
Aug. 31 Sudeck Classic Stampede 6K 52 21:01.2 32 15
Sep. 14 Allegheny XC Classic 4M 75 22:30.0 23 2
Sep. 28 All-Ohio Championships (Open) 8K 230 29:10.4 53 9
Oct. 19 Inter-Regional Rumble (Open) 8K 273 27:37.7 56 6


2018 (Sophomore): Competed in four races during the year for the Spartans… Recorded his best 8K time of the season at the All-Ohio Championships, notching a mark of 26:46.5 and placing third among Spartan competitors in the open event.

  Meet Dist. # of Runners Time Overall Pl. Team Pl.
Aug. 31 Sudeck Sunset Classic Stampede 6K 41 20:40.0 15 10
Sep. 15 Allegheny Classic 4M 116 22:40.0 49 13
Sep. 29 All-Ohio Championships (Open) 8K 189 26:46.5 28 3
Oct. 13 Inter-Region Rumble 8K 308 27:28.7 86 13

2017 (Freshman): Competed in five races for the Spartans as a freshman… Was the team’s fifth finisher in the All-Ohio open race, placing 37th overall with a season-best 8K time of 27:04.7.

  • Sudeck Sundown Classic: 6K/20:32.4/27th place (Team Finish: 13th)
  • OWU Invitational: 8K/27:22.9/61st place (Team Finish: 13th)
  • Allegheny Classic: 4 miles/22:01/55th place (Team Finish: 12th)
  • All-Ohio Open Race: 8K/27:04.7/37th place (Team Finish: 5th)
  • Inter-Regional Rumble Open: 8K/28:37.3/41st place (Team Finish: 7th)

Personal: Was a four-year member of the St. Thomas Aquinas High School team, serving as a cross country captain during his senior year... Coached by Justin Wrigley... Recorded top times of 16:52 in the 5K for cross country, and 4:26 in the 1,600m Run, 9:45 in the 3,200m Run, and 2:03 in the 800m Run for track... Was a Kansas All-State finisher in the 1,600m Run at the 2017 Outdoor Championships, finishing seventh overall... Placed 34th at the Cross Country State Championships in 2016... Earned a spot on the honor roll each semester of high school and was a National Honors Society member from 2016-17... Born October 7... Son of Ken & Lisa.