Katy Olsen Gilles
Katy is a 1995 graduate of Rice Lake High School. She ran both Track and Cross-Country, lettering all 4 years in Cross-Country. She qualified for the state cross-country competition as a sophomore in 1992 and was selected to the Big Rivers All Conference 1st Team three times. She was Team Captain for two years and the Warrior’s MVP her senior year. Katy graduated from UW-Stout in 1999 and was inducted into the UW-Stout Athletic Hall of Fame in September of 2010 for achievements in Track and Cross Country. While at Stout, she dominated the long distance runs in races between 3,000 and 10,000 meters in both the indoor and outdoor track seasons for four years. Katy was one of the top 2 women’s distance runners in the school’s history. She qualified 5 times for the NCAA Division III track championship. In 1998 she ran in the indoor 5000- and 10,000- meter runs and in 1999, the indoor 3000- and 5000-meter runs. Katy placed 10 times at the WIAC track championships, earning All-America honors in 1997 and 1998. Katy is the great, great niece of Rice Lake Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Harold “Ole” Olsen and lives in Minnetonka, MN with her husband Paul and their three children.