The state’s returning Gatorade Runner of the Year, the 5-foot-6, 125-pound senior won the Class 6A state meet for a second-straight year this past season with a time of 15:31.79, breaking the tape 17.79 seconds ahead of his next-closest competitor and leading the Broncos to a first-place finish as a team. A three-time Daily Oklahoman All-City selection, Simonsen also won the Arkansas vs. Oklahoma All-Star Meet by more than 10 seconds.
Simonsen has maintained a weighted 4.11 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at Oklahoma State University this fall.
Simonsen has volunteered locally at an orphanage, and he has donated his time to multiple community service initiatives through his church youth group.