Danny Everett

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Danny Everett
Personal information
Full name Daniel Joseph Everett
Nationality  American
Born (1966-11-01) November 1, 1966 (age 48)
Van Alstyne, Texas
Residence Los Angeles, California
Sport Running
Event(s) Sprints
College team UCLA Bruins

Daniel Joseph "Danny" Everett (born November 1, 1966 in Van Alstyne, Texas) is a 400 metre runner from the United States. As a 21-year-old he participated in the 1988 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal in the individual event and a gold medal with the United States 4x400 m relay.[1] In 1991, he came third in the World Championships' final in Tokyo behind his countryman Antonio Pettigrew and Roger Black from the United Kingdom.

At the 1992 U.S. Olympic Trials in New Orleans, Everett beat a world class field and clocked a time of 43.81 sec, which was then the second-fastest time ever-run in the history of the event.[2][3] He travelled to the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona as the favourite to win the gold medal, but injured himself before the final.

His personal best for the 200 metres was a respectable 20.08 seconds set in June 1990 at Norwalk.

Everett attended Fairfax High School, where he finished second in the 400 meters at the 1985 CIF California State Meet. His time of 46.37 would have been the state record had it not been surpassed by Chip Rish setting the record a couple of steps ahead of him in the same race. Technically James Sanford had run faster over the longer 440 yard dash in 1977, but records reset when the state converted to metric distances. Rish's record was ultimately surpassed by Calvin Harrison in 1993, which was the NFHS National High School record until 2012.[4]

He currently coaches track and field for the Roadrunners Track Club of Ojai, California.[5]