|Hometown:||Fort Wayne, IN|
Before Brown: A four-year letterwinner on the Canterbury track & field team and swimming team, and was a two-year letterwinner on the cross country team ... During the 2009-2010 track & field season, DeSimone earned a state championship in the 1,600m with a time of 4:54.32 (personal record), was a team captain, a winner of the IHSAA Mental Attitude Award and an Indiana All-Star team selection ... In cross country that year, DeSimone was a sectional and regional champion, earning 15th at the states ... Earned both All-State and All-Area accolades ... In 2008-09, she collected her first 1,600m state championship title with a 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 ... In cross country, she was a sectional and regional champion, and finished 19th at the state championships ... She was All-State, News-Sentinel All-area, and ran a season best 19:39 in the 5k ... In 2007-08, she placed eighth at states in the 800m with a 2:17 and was a Regional Champion and a News-Sentinel All-Area selection ... During her rookie campaign, DeSimone earned sixth place at the state track meet in the 800m run (2:15.97) and was a News-Sentinel All-Area selection.
Personal: Kate is the daughter of Jim & Marta DeSimone ... Has one brother, Joseph ... Concentration is undecided.
800m - 2:15
1,600m - 4:54
5,000m - 18:30 (Cross Country)