June 11, 2018--
Daytona Beach, FL--
Kylie DeDeo, a 2017 graduate of Flagler Palm Coast High School, has committed to run for the Falcons' inaugural women's cross country squad this fall. DeDeo attended University of North Florida out of high school, but did not run cross country. After one year, she decided she missed running in a team atmosphere and saw that Daytona State College was starting a team. While at Daytona State, she will study photography.
DeDeo was a three sport athlete in high school, participating in soccer, track, and cross country. She ran a time of 19:55 for 5k after less than two seasons of cross country and Coach Judy Wilson sees her as someone who will make an immediate impact in the Region 8 meet this fall. "Kylie has the ability to place high at the Region 8 meet and we will focus our efforts this season to meet that goal," Wilson stated. "We are fortunate that Daytona State's strong photography program attracted her to the college, and it was just great timing that we are starting the cross country program."
Some of her high school achievements include:
- Invited to the first ever Best of Volusia/Flagler Preps banquet in 2016, 2017
- Three sport varsity athlete (soccer, cross country, track)
- Captain of Cross Country and Track and Field squads
- All-conference and all-area athlete for cross country and track and field.
- Ran the 5th fastest time in history for Flagler Palm Coast High School in the 5k.
- School record holder in the DMR (distance medley relay).
- Posted best times of 5:35 in the 1600 meters and 12:14 in the 3200 meters
The cross country program begins in August of 2018 for both men and women and both squads will compete against teams across all levels, from NCAA Division I, II, and III, and NAIA, as well as NJCAA schools.