Daniel James Browne
Daniel James Browne

Class of 1997
Track and Field/Cross Country

The first Army runner to break the four-minute barrier in the mile, Dan Browne earned three All-America certificates in track and field, forged seven Patriot League individual crowns and established six Academy records (four indoors and two outdoors), including one relay mark.

An All-American indoors in 1996 and outdoors in both 1996 and 1997, Browne excelled at distances from the mile to 10,000 meters throughout his career. Indoors, he won Patriot titles in the mile (1994 and 1996) and the 5,000 (1996), while securing outdoor crowns in the 1,500 (1996 and 1997) and 5,000 (1996 and 1997). Browne also captured the IC4A cross country title during his stellar senior season.

Five of Browne's six Academy standards still stand. Browne represented the United States in the 2004 Olympics, participating in both the 10,000-meter run and the marathon.