|Hometown:||Fort Wayne, IN|
2012-13: Took 12th place in the 800m at the Brown Springtime Open.
At Brown: Represented Brown at the Cross Country Heps in 2010 and at the Indoor Heps in 2011 and 2012.
Before Brown: A four-sport athlete and four-year letter winner for the track & field team and swimming team at Canterbury High School … During her senior year, was the State Champion in the 1600m with a time of 4:54.32 and an Indiana All-Star team selection … Served as team captain and received the IHSAA Mental Attitude Award … The sectional and regional champion in cross country during her junior and senior years, placing 15th in State as a senior and nineteenth in State as a junior … As a junior, collected her first 1600m State Championship title with a time of 4:56.98, and finished ninth overall in the 800m … Named the News Sentinel Runner of the Year and received the Chris Brown Outstanding Female Distance Runner award … Placed eighth at states in the 800m during her sophomore year and placed sixth as a freshman … Was a two-time All-State selection and a four-time All-Area selection.
Personal: Katherine M. DeSimone is the daughter of Jim and Marta DeSimone of Fort Wayne, Indiana … She has one brother, Joseph … The Co-Valedictorian and a member of the Cum Laude Society at Canterbury High School … Was also the Headmaster’s Cup recipient and won Physics, Biology, Math, and Athletic Department Book Awards … Also enjoys playing piano and cello and cooking … She is concentrating in Biomedical Engineering.
Mile (indoor) – 4:57.74
3k indoor track – 9:58.4
6k cross country – 22:13