2018-19 Women's Track & Field
Nicole Berneche Distance
Nellie Bonham Throws
Sydney Bronner Jumps
Sarah Caesar Distance
Alaina Carpenter Distance
Kailee Carro Distance
Emma Chelsvig Distance
Maranda Donahue Distance
Sierra Fischer Sprints
Katherine Germann Mid-Distance
Maria Greer Throws
Kayla Horne Sprints
Jordan Houlihan Sprints
Taylor Justison Mid-Distance
Claire Kovarik Distance
Hayley Krulik Throws
Charlotte LaFleur Throws
Shannon Lahey Sprints/Jumps
Celia McGhiey Mid-Distance
Sarah Messerschmidt Distance
Lauren Mikolajczak Throws
Kate Mitchell Mid-Distance
Anne Mou Jumps
Peyton Nash Distance
Kathleen Neal Distance
Michelle Pierce Throws
Olivia Recker Distance
Julia Rustmann Distance
Taylor Smith Sprints
Carli Sowonik Pole Vault
Aaliyah Strickland Sprints
Full Roster
Kate Mitchell

Kate Mitchell

Events Mid-Distance
Yr. Jr.
Hometown Algonquin, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Huntley

2020 (Track & Field): Did not compete for Valpo during the 2020 indoor season.

2019 (Cross Country): Did not compete for Valpo during the 2019 season.

2019 (Track & Field): Did not compete in the indoor or outdoor season for Valpo.

2018 (Cross Country): Competed in one meet for Valparaiso during the 2018 season…Finished ninth on the team at the Greater Louisville Classic, completing the 5K circuit in 22:31.3.

2018 (Track): On Jan. 12 at the Bob Eubanks Open, recorded a distance of 35-06, which was the team’s third-best indoor distance… Earned the team’s best distance in the weight throw with 51-1 on Feb. 24 at the MVC Indoor Championships… With a team best in the hammer throw on April 7 at the Gibson Invite, threw for a distance of 143-7.25. On May 13 at the MVC Championships, she threw for a distance of 115-6.61 in Discus.

2017 (Cross Country): Ran in all six meets for the Crusaders in her second year of competition ... Earned a second-place nod at the Bradley Classic (23:43.60) ... Finished third at the NCAA Regionals, holding a time of 24:37.40 ... Had a fourth-place mark at the MVC Championships (20:15.34).

2017 (Track): Ranked second on the team in the indoor 800m run with a 2:24.31 on Feb. 26 ... Also second on the squad in the 1 mile run with a 5:32.27 on Feb. 10 ... Member of the distance medley relay team that finished in 13:39.49 on Feb. 25 ... Led the team in the outdoor 800m run with a season-best time of 2:21.15 ... Ranked second on the Crusaders in the outdoor 1,500m run, with her PR of 4:52.66 coming on April 15. 

2016 (Cross Country): Finished third for Valpo at the NCAA Regional meet (24:37.2) ... had a time of 25:46.7 at the Horizon League Championships.

Prep: A four-year letter winner for the Raiders ... four-time all-conference honoree ... helped team to regional titles in 2015 and 2016 ... four-time all-conference in track as well ... USA Track and Field 2014 and 2015 national qualifier in the 800m run ... member of National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of Shannon and Derek Mitchell ... major is Chinese and Japanese studies.