Delaney Fitzsimmons
Delaney Fitzsimmons
Height: 5-8
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Highlands Ranch, CO
High School: Mountain Vista HS
Events: Distance
Experience: 2Y

2017-18 -- Cross Country: Helped the Mustangs defeat UC Santa Barbara at the Lagoon Open on Sept. 2 — tallying a 22-37 Blue-Green Rivalry win — as she came in 20th place with a 5k time of 19:16.31 ... added a 14th-place 18:44.1 at the Fresno XC Invitational on Sept. 9, as Cal Poly tied San Jose State for the win (with 39 points) ... again earned Big West Conference Commissioner’s Honors academically.

2016-17 -- Track: Closed her sophomore season competing in two events at the Big West Championships, taking 10th place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase final on May 12 in 11:25.51, before returning the next day to Cal State Fullerton for the 5,000 meters, finishing 24th in the conference with a time of 18:30.61 ... during the indoor season, ran the 3,000m in 10:04.86 at the UW Invitational in Seattle on Jan. 27 ... made her second consecutive Big West All-Academic Team. Cross Country: Ran in three meets as a redshirt freshman ... opened the fall with a 16th-place 5k time of 18:39.27 at the Lagoon Open on Sept. 3, helping the Mustangs defeat UCSB 19-44 ... clocked a 17th-place 5k of 18:14.8 at the UC Riverside Invitational on Sept. 17 ... then added a sixth-place performance of 19:28.2 at the Cal Poly Invitational at Fairbanks Memorial Course in San Luis Obispo on Oct. 15 ... earned Big West Conference All-Academic honors.

2015-16 -- Track: As a true freshman, finished ninth at the Big West Conference Championships for the 3,000-meter steeplechase, with a time of 11:35.24 on May 13 at Long Beach State ... made her steeple debut at the dual meet vs. UCSB at home on April 30, clocking a fourth-place 11:39.44 ... also posted a 5,000m performance of 18:58.26 (good for third place) at the ShareSLO Invitational on March 26. Cross Country: Ran unattached at two meets ... finished the Lagoon Open with a 5k time of 18:43.32 on Sept. 5 before adding a sixth-place 18:35.8 at the Cal Poly Invite on Oct. 17 ... made the conference commissioner’s Honors List for academics.

Prep -- Competing for Mountain Vista High School from Lands Ranch, took second place at the Colorado State Track & Field Championships in the 3,200 meters as a senior, and had a career-best performance of 11:08 (converted to 10:43 given the altitude) ... also ran the 1,600m in 5:06.54 (4:58 converted) ... her 5k PR in cross country was 18:59.0 ... helped lead the Golden Eagles to a trio of Continental League titles ... was an honor roll student and also belonged to UNICEF, Key Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Personal -- Born on Sept. 2, 1997 in Highlands Ranch, Colo. ... daughter of Jim and Therese ... her uncle Mike Fisher quarterbacked the Cal Poly football team during the mid-1990s ... majors in BioMedical Engineering ... chose Cal Poly because she “always wanted to go to school in California and it was the perfect fit,” because she “loved the campus and engineering program.”