|High School:||Amherst Regional|
Personal best: 8K – 24:59 (NCAA ’11)
2011: First Team All-SCIAC (3rd)...All-Region (2nd)...Finished 1st (45th overall) for Stags at NCAA Championships
2010: All-Region (30th)...Finished 5th for Stags at NCAA Championships
Rafer Dannenhauer, son of Jane Urban and Mark Dannenhauer of Shutesbury Massachusetts, is the reigning conference 5000m champion in track and the top returner in the West Region for cross-country. These accomplishments only serve to show him how far he is from true greatness as he pursues his first All-American honors and the dream of a team trophy. Aside from running, Rafer also enjoys reading esoteric literary fiction, slaying dragons, pillaging the mythical city of atlantis, and racing. But mostly racing.
Athletic Awards Earned:
All-West-Region (2010, 2011), 6 time All-SCIAC in track and
Favorite athlete: Rajon Rondo.
Favorite activity outside of your sport: Playing and listening to real music.