2003-04: Posted her top outdoor time in the 800 meters (2:35.34) at the Brown Invitational (4/10) ... saw limited action during the outdoor season competing in just two meets ... during the indoor season, competed in every regular season meet in the 800 meters ... season-best time in the event was set at the Adidas Boston Classic (1/30) where she finished 14th overall (won her section) with a 2:26.59 showing.
2002-03: Competed primarily in the 800 meters during the outdoor season with her top-performance of 2:25.84 set at the Brown Invitational (4/12) ... during the indoor season, her fastest time in the 800 meters (2:27.62), which ranked third on the team, was set at the Valentine Invitational (2/14).
2001-02: During the indoor season, ranked second on the team in the 800 and 1,000 meter runs ... ran her top time of 2:26.99 in the 800 meters at the Valentine Invitational (2/9) ... posted her top mark of the season in the 1,000 meters (3:14.30) at the Tufts Invitational (1/19) ... also ranked third on the team in the mile (5:29.1) which she ran at the Boston University Quad Meet (12/1).
North Bergen HS: Four-year member of the cross country and basketball teams ... also was a member of the softball team for three years and competed on the track team as a senior ... holds school records for the 800 meters, 1,600 meters and 400-meter hurdles ... named school's Athlete of the Year as a senior ... first team all-county selection in both cross country and track ... averaged 18 points and five rebounds per game during her basketball career.
Personal: Full name is Denise M. DiPaolo ... daughter of Marietta and Dennis DiPaolo ... has one sister, Nicole ... born April 9, 1983 in North Bergen, N.J.