Otis McDaniel
Otis McDaniel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Antonio, Texas

High School:
Taft High School

Event:
Sprints

Experience:
2L


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Four-time All-American

2009
Closed out his senior season collecting All-America honors as a member of the men's 4x100 that placed eighth overall in Fayetteville with a time of 39.50 seconds ... Went into the NCAA Championships with the No. 21 ranked 100 meters time in the NCAA ... The San Antonio native qualified for nationals in the 100 meters by finishing fifth overall with a time of 10.39 seconds ... At the Mountain West Conference Outdoor Championships, McDaniel clocked a seasonal-best time of 10.26 seconds to earn runner-up honors in the event ... Also competed in the 200 meters at the conference championships, collecting third overall with a time of 20.85 seconds ... Helped the men's 4x100 clock a seasonal-best time of 39.41 seconds at the NCAA Championships ... Also ran a leg on the 4x100 that placed first overall at the Texas Tech Invite ... Finally, helped the 4x100 clock a time of 39.42 seconds in the finals of the MWC Outdoor Championships to earn all-conference honors and win the conference championship.

2008
McDaniel headed back to the NCAAs in the 200 meters and 4x100 after sitting out last season ... Was part of the men's 4x100 unit that earned All-America honors by crossing the finish line in seventh-place with a time of 39.60 seconds ... The 2006 All-American crossed the finish line at the Midwest Regional in fifth-place with a time of 20.86 seconds in the 200 meters to qualify for nationals ... McDaniel had a solid outing at the MWC Championships as he won the conference title in the 200 meters with a seasonal best time of 20.60, while also posting runner-up honors in the 100 meters ... McDaniel, who headed to nationals with the 14th fastest time in the nation in the 200, also ran on the 4x100 at the NCAA Championships ... Was a key component on both the sprint medley and 4x100 units that ranked in the top-10 of the world standings for most of the outdoor season ... In the college men's 4x100 at the Penn Relays, the unit clocked a regional qualifying time of 40.25 to finish second overall in the event ... The unit which consisted of Andon Mitchell, McDaniel, Justyn Warner and Mychal Dungey clocked the sixth fastest collegiate time during spring at the Texas Relays in a field that included the likes of Tyson Gay and several other world-class Olympic athletes ... The unit, who's time was ranked in the top 15 in the world, recorded a seasonal best time of 39.70 seconds to finish fourth overall ... During the indoor season, McDaniel earned all-conference honors after placing second in the 60 and 200 meters with times of 6.72 and 21.28, respectively.

2007
Redshirt season

2006
Won gold in the 200 at the NACAC Under 23 Track & Field Championships with a meet-record time of 20.61 ... Returning All-American from the 4x100 relay team that placed fourth at the NCAA Championships with a time of 39.19 ... Lone returnee from 4x400 relay team that earned All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships by finishing eighth (3:08.82) ... Named Outstanding Performer at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships ... Won the 100 and 200 meters at MWC Outdoor Championships and was a member of the 4x100 relay team that won conference title ... Set the conference and meet record en route to winning the 200 meters at the MWC Outdoor Championships with a time of 20.35 ... Won the 100 meters at the MWC Outdoor Championships with a time of 10.29 ... Part of 4x100 relay team that won the MWC title with a time of 39.52 ... Named to All-MWC Indoor Team in 60 meters and 200 meters ... Placed third in 60 meters at MWC Indoor Championships with a time of 6.86 ... Finished second in 200 meters at MWC Indoor Championships with a time of 21.27 ... Named to the All-Midwest Regional team in 100 meters after placing fifth with a time of 10.22 ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100 and 200 meters ... Won the 200 meters at the Wes Kittley Open with a time of 21.59 ... Placed second in the 200 meters at the Dr. Pepper Invitational with a time of 21.27.

2005
PanAm Junior Champion in the 200 meters and 4x100 relay ... Competed in the 55, 60 and 200 meters during the indoor season ... added the 100 meter dash to his repertoire during the outdoor campaign ... was also a key member of the 4x100 and sprint medley relays ... recorded a seventh place in the 200 at the C-USA indoor meet ... logged a personal-best time of 10.56 to finish fifth in the 100 at the UTA Invitational ... tied for ninth in the same event at the Penn Relays with a 10.83 ... ran the opening leg of the gold-medal winning 4x100 unit at the Dr Pepper Invitational ... steadily improved in the 200, clocking a personal-best time of 20.89 in the prelims of the C-USA Outdoor Championships before placing fifth in the finals ... also helped the 4x1 squad to a bronze medal at the same competition ... is also a wide receiver on the TCU football team ... Silver medalist at the USATF Junior National Championships in the 200 meters (20.96) in 2005 ... earned a spot on the U.S. Junior National team, where McDaniel captured gold in 200 meters at 2005 Pan American Junior Championships with a 20.67 clocking ... ran on gold medal 4X100 relay team.

High School
Graduated from William Howard Taft High School in San Antonio in 2004 ... lettered three times in football and three times in track & field ... competed on the track team for coach Greg Cooper ... was the 2004 Texas 5A state champion in the 200 meters, breaking the tape in a personal best time of 21.15 ... later matched that clocking at the Golden West Invitational ... turned in a personal best time of 10.44 for 100 meters at the Region 4-5A meet ... his 10.44 ranked eighth among all prep athletes in 2004 ... finished third in the state 100-meter dash in 2003 with a time of 10.52 ... also was sixth in the 200 (21.55) and eighth in both the long jump and triple jump ... won the 100 and 200 at the regional meet while placing second in both the long and triple jumps ... best marks as a junior were 10.52, 21.46, 22-4 and 45-8.75 ... named the San Antonio Express-News 2003 Field Athlete of the Year and was a finalist for the Track Athlete of the Year honors ... earned all-city honors in football by the San Antonio Express-News and all-District 28-5A recognition as both a junior and senior ... was a member of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's State 100 list... ranked 39th among senior wide receivers by Rivals.com.


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