My name is Kate Wilson, and I am a Cal State Fullerton 2015 alumni and now an aspiring track and field Olympian. I ran for a track club as a nine-year-old and wrote in my Hawaiian dream catcher that I wanted to run in the Olympic Games. I began to take the sport seriously when I entered high school and was informed that I could receive a scholarship to a university through track. It was in high school that I began to gain a love and passion for track and field. I was fortunate enough to receive a scholarship in track and field to Cal State Fullerton where I was able to take this sport to the next level. It was then in college that I realized that I could compete with elite athletes. I am now taking the next step to fulfill my childhood dream by training to qualify for the Olympic Trials.
-Three time runner-up in 400 Big West Championships
-Won first ever Big West Conference title in the history of Cal State Fullerton in the 4x100
-Three conference championship titles in 4x100
-Big West Athlete of the Month
-NCAA Division I Regional Qualifier
-NCAA Division I All-Academic Honors
-Cal State Fullerton Record Holder
600 Indoor (1:25.06)
-Colony High School
2x State Qualifier 4x400
5th in State of California 4x400
2x Division II CIF Champions 4x400
How will I get there, and what will your donations help me accomplish?
I am currently training in Long Beach, California, under Gary Cablayan. Already I have seen growth and development through hard work and Coach Cablayan’s tutelage, achieving a Personal Record in the indoor 400 after my second meet and will continue to improve my time throughout indoor and outdoor season. I am working two jobs to keep up with expenses, but this does impinge upon my training time. In order to give myself the best possible chance to attain my Olympic dream, I would love to limit how much I am working in order to invest more time in my training, nutrition, rest and recovery that any professional athlete must have in order to be successful.
Where will your donations go?
My budget beginning February through August 2016
-Travel Expenses: $4,000
Airfare, car rental, hotel, gas, food
-Offset cost of rent and utilities: $2,100 ($300 per month)
-Entry/Race fees: $800
Shoes, spikes, uniform, training/ warm up gear
-Nutritional Supplements: $600
-Massages/chiropractic work: $525 ($75 per month)
I hope you can help me to ultimately make it to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Any donation whether large or small will make a huge difference to achieve my Olympic dream! If you donate, you will be able to follow my progression and successes through my social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.
Thank you for your time! Go USA!!!!!!
- Wilcox Family
- Britt Johnson
- Jelita Holmesly