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Katie Zimbone - Distance Freestyle
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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2V · Distance Freestyle · 5'8" · Junior · Needham, Mass.

1999 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES: On the island of Palma de Mallorca, Spain (July 8-13) Zimbone won one gold and one bronze medal...The first of her two medals came as she swam the anchor leg (2:03.19) of the gold-medal-winning 800m freestyle relay squad... Arizona teammate, sophomore Caroline Kilian, swam the third leg (2:04.74) of that same relay to take home a gold medal of her own... Zimbone garnered her second medal as she finished third in the 400-meter freestyle in a time of 4:17.30.

FRESHMAN (1998-99): Earned one honorable mention All-America selection in the 1,650 freestyle, finishing 12th in a time of 16:31.27... Also competed in the 200 free, finishing in 18th place (1:48.79), and the 500 free at the NCAAs, finishing in 27th place (4:50.48)... At the 1999 Pac-10 Championships, finished fourth in the 1,650 free in a time of 16:37.89... Notched the second-fastest Arizona 1,000 free time of the year (9:57.18), the second-fastest 1,650 free time (16:31.27) and fourth-best time in the 500 free (4:49.21)... Her time of 16:31.27 in the 1,650 free was good enough to place her sixth on the all-time Arizona performer list, while her time of 9:57.18 in the 1,000 free also puts her in sixth place in that event... Her 500 free time of 4:49.21 places her 10th in the all-time school record book.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Needham High School (Needham, Mass.) in 1998... Holds New England Swimming (under 18 girls) records in the 400 free (4:15.50), 800 free (8:45.00) and 1,500 free (16:49.00)... Won the 800 free and finished second in the 400 free at Junior Nationals in the summer of 1995... Member of the 1996 Junior National Team... Finished seventh in the 200 free (2:03.60), 10th in 400 the free (4:15.50) and 14th in the 800 free at the 1998 spring Senior Nationals... Competed at the 1996 Olympic Trials in the 400 free... Member of the 1998 Goodwill Games Team... Qualified in the 200, 400 and 800 free for the 2000 Olympic Trials.

PERSONAL: Kathryn Elizabeth Zimbone... Born 1/16/80 in Needham, Massachusetts... Plans to major in psychology at UA... Father, Rick, graduated from Northeastern University, and mother, Kathy, graduated from Boston University... Father is a business manager, and mother is a teacher... Brother, Mike, was a member of the Ithaca (N.Y.) College ski team... Hobbies include tennis and skiing.

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