Events: 100m hurdles
PRs: 12.56 (2004)
Born: December 22, 1979 in Paducah, Ky.
Current Residence: Kennesaw, Ga.
High School: Tilghman (Paducah, Ky.) HS '99
College: Indiana '03
Coach: Gail Devers
Agent: Gail Devers
Career Highlights: Two-time (’05, ’06) USA Indoor champion; 2002 Big Ten Indoor 60mH Champion; 2002 Big 10 Outdoor 100mH Champion; 2002 NCAA Indoors 60mH Runner-up; 2001 NCAA Outdoor runner-up
After a solid post-collegiate career, Carruthers in late 2006 started working with Gail Devers, who now coaches and manages Carruthers…Carruthers successfully defended her national indoor title in the women's 60-meter hurdles at the 2006 AT&T USA Indoor Championships, her time of 7.93 seconds putting her ahead of Damu Cherry in second (7.95). She then came within an eyelash of a medal in the women's 60m hurdles at the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Track & Field Championships. Carruthers crossed the finish line with a personal best time of 7.88 seconds, just shy of bronze medalist Susanna Kallur of Sweden, who finished in 7.87.…One of the most promising young American hurdlers, Carruthers entered the 2005 campaign looking strong and it paid off. She claimed her first national title in the women’s 60-meter hurdles at the 2005 USA Indoor Championships with her time of 7.95…She ran the fastest indoor 60mH by an American collegian (7.92) twice in 2002. She continued with a strong outdoor campaign, lowering her personal best time in the 100mH to 12.68 at the Big 10 Outdoor Track & Field Championships, a Big 10 record. A three-time state champion in the 100m and 100mH as a prep athlete, Carruthers set an IU school record when she won the 2002 Big Ten Indoor 60m dash (7.26). She was named the 2002 Big Ten Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year, a first for any IU athlete. According to Indiana coach Randy Heisler: “She has the talent to compete with and beat anyone in the country. After last season, I think Danielle has become one of the premier hurdler sprinters in the country.” Carruthers sat out her freshman year at Indiana rehabbing from ACL knee surgery…she is a recreational sports management major.
2007: USA Indoor runner-up (7.88)…2nd in 60mH at Reebok Indoor Games (8.10)…3rd in 60mH at
Millrose Games (7.94)
2006: USA Indoor champions (7.93)…4th at World Indoor Championships (7.88)…5th in heat 2 at USA Outdoors (13.08)…2nd at THALES FBK−Games (12.81)…2nd at Heusden (12.74)…2nd at Ostrava (12.83)…3rd at Bislett Games (12.85)…4th at DN Galan (12.75)…ranked #7 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 12.74.
2005: USA Indoor champion (7.95i)…USA Outdoor Championships (dnf in women’s final)…2nd at Zagreb (12.72)…1st at Karlstad (12.63w)…8th in 100m hurdles at Nike Prefontaine Classic (13.28)…1st at Powered by Tyson Invite (7.98i)…1st at Millrose Games (8.02i)…1st at Reebok Boston Indoor Games (8.08i)…ranked #6 in the U.S. by T&FN…best of 12.72.
2004: 2nd at Eugene (12.56)…2nd in semi-finals at Blacksburg (8.30i)… ranked #5 in the U.S. by T&FN…bests of 8.30i & 12.56.
2003: 2nd in 100m at Minneapolis (11.50)…H at Columbus (11.49w)…S at Bloomington (7.32i)…NCAA Indoor Championships runner-up (8.01i)…2nd at Bloomington (8.07i)…bests of 7.32 (60mH), 11.50 (100m).
2002: Broke American collegiate record in 60mH (7.92) at the USTCA Challenge Feb. 8 … won Big Ten 60m dash (7.26)… runner-up at NCAA Indoors 60mH (7.92)…won silver at NACAC U-25 Championships 100mH (13.00)… won Big 10 Outdoor 100mH title in Big 10 record time of 12.68… 6th at NCAA Indoors 60m (7.36)… 12th at USA Outdoors 100mH (13.20)… bests of 7.26 (60m), 7.92 (60mH) and 12.68.
2001: 6th at USA Outdoors 100mH (13:58)… 8th at World University Games 100mH (13:53)… runner-up at NCAA Outdoors 100mH (12.79)…ranked #7 in U.S. by T&FN… bests of 8.12 (60mH), 7.37 (60m) and 12.79 (100mH).
2000: 2nd at Big Ten Indoor Champs 200m (24.10)… 13th at NCAA Indoors 200m (24.09)… 11th at NCAA Indoors 60mH (8.29)… bests of 7.45i (60mH), 13.10 (100mH) and 23.71 (200m).
1999: DNC – Injured (ACL).