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09/14/2016

A Timeline Of Women's Varsity Athletics At The Naval Academy

In celebration of 40 years of women at the Naval Academy

08/21/2015

Navy Places Four on Patriot League Women’s Track and Field 25th Anniversary Team

Palacio was also named to league’s cross country silver anniversary squad

03/08/2015

Harvey Posts School Record in 1000m Run at ECAC Championship

Harvey will compete in Sunday's finals.

05/02/2013

Navy Women's Track Set to Defend Outdoor League Title

Mids to compete at Lehigh this Friday and Saturday.

04/24/2013

Navy Women's Track and Field to Compete at Penn Relays Thursday

Mids are scheduled to compete in eight events.

Career Performances

Career Bests:
• 800 (indoor) 2:05.89
• 800 (outdoor) 2:05.22
• 1,000 2:49.53
• 1,500 4:20.87
• Mile 4:38.43

Navy School Records:
• 800 - Indoor 2:05.89
• 800 - Outdoor 2:05.22
• 1,000 2:49.53
• 1,500 4:20.87
• Mile 4:38.43
• 4x800 Relay - Outdoor 8:59.78
• 4x800 Relay - Indoor 8:45.45
• DMR - Outdoor 11:46.46

Patriot League Championship Meet Records:
• 800 - Outdoor 2:08.69

Career Honors:
• 2012 Patriot League NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee
• 2012 NAAA Vice Admiral Lawrence Sword for Women
• 2012 USNA Cheryl Dolyniuk Award

NCAA/ECAC Honors
• 2012 NCAA East Regional Qualifier (1,500m)
• 2012 ECAC All-East (800m - Outdoor)
• 2012 USTFCCCA Second-Team All-America (Indoor-Mile)
• 2011 NCAA East Regional Qualifier (800m)
• 2011 ECAC All-East (800m - Outdoor)
• 2010 NCAA Regional Qualifier (1,500)
• 2010 ECAC All-East (1,500 - Outdoor)
• 2010 ECAC All-East (Mile - Indoor)

Patriot League Championship Meet Honors
• 2012 Patriot League Championship Track-Athlete of the Meet (Outdoor)
• 2011 Patriot League Championship Track-Athlete of the Meet (Outdoor)
• 2011 Patriot League Championship Track-Athlete of the Meet (Indoor)
• 2010 Patriot League Championship Track-Athlete of the Meet (Outdoor)

Patriot League Championships/Runner-Up
• 2012 Patriot League Outdoor 800m Champion
• 2012 Patriot League Outdoor 1,500m Champion
• 2012 Second-Team All-Patriot League (4x800m - Outdoor)
• 2011 Patriot League Outdoor 800m Champion
• 2011 Patriot League Outdoor 1,500m Champion
• 2011 Second-Team All-Patriot League (4x400m - Outdoor)
• 2011 Patriot League Indoor Mile Champion
• 2011 Patriot League Indoor 800m Champion
• 2010 Patriot League Outdoor 800 Champion
• 2010 Patriot League Outdoor 1,500 Champion
• 2010 Second-Team All-Patriot League (4x800 - Outdoor)
• 2010 Patriot League Indoor Mile Champion
• 2010 Second-Team All-Patriot League (800 - Indoor)
• 2010 Second-Team All-Patriot League (4x800 - Indoor)
• 2009 Patriot League Outdoor DMR Champion
• 2009 Patriot League Indoor 4x800m Champion

Patriot League Weekly Honors
• Patriot League Track-Athlete of the Week (Outdoor - 6x; Indoor - 9x)

• Feature stories: After Military Duty, Setting Records (New York Times)
Jess Palacio Sets New Standard at Navy (espnW.com)

2011-12 (Senior Season):
• Qualified for the NCAA Women's Track Championship in the mile run
• Earned All-America Second Team honors in the indoor mile
• Established new school records in the 1,000m (2:49.53) and the mile (4:38.43)
• Won the 1,000m and the mile at the indoor Star Meet
• Five-time Patriot League Indoor Track-Athlete of the Week

2011 Cross Country Season:
• Placed 164th at the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championships
• Finished 12th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional to earn All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors
• Led Navy to the Patriot League Cross Country Championship by placing first overall
• Won four individual titles and was Navy's top finisher in every race
• Served as the cross country team captain

2010-11 (Junior Season):
• Set five new school records: indoor 800m, mile and 4x800m relay and outdoor 800m and 1,500m
• Placed 13th in the NCAA East Regional in the 800m (2:06.27) to miss an NCAA bid by one spot
• Posted the eighth-best prelim time at the regionals (2:07.82)
• Earned Outdoor ECAC All-East honors in the 800m with a third-place finish and school record of 2:05.42
• Also ran a 2:05.92 in the prelims of the ECACs, the top 800m prelim time
• Named the Patriot League Outdoor Championship Track-Athlete of the Meet
• Won the 800m and the 1,500m at the outdoor league meet and took second in the 4x400m relay
• Won the 800m at the league meet with a new Patriot League Championship record of 2:07.35
• Won the 1,500m at the outdoor league meet with a school record time of 4:22.58
• Took first place in the 800m, 1,500m and 4x400 in the Army-Navy Outdoor Star Meet
• Named Patriot League Indoor Championship Track-Athlete of the Meet
• Triple winner at the indoor league meet (800m, mile, 4x800m)
• Set school records in the indoor season in the 800m (2:05.89) and the mile (4:43.58)
• Mile record was also a Patriot League Indoor Championship Meet record
• Earned four indoor track-athlete of the meet honors
• Won all 12 individual events she competed in during the indoor season
• Finished the indoor season ranked 20th on the national performance list
• For cross country, earned All-Mid-Atlantic Region (21st at NCAA Regional Meet) honors and All-Patriot League First Team (3rd at PL Championship) honors
• Twice named Patriot League Runner of the Week for cross country and won four races, including Army Dual

2009-10 (Sophomore Season):
• Turned in one of the best mid-distance seasons in Navy history as a sophomore
• Named Patriot League Outdoor Championship Track-Athlete of the Meet
• Won Patriot League titles in the indoor mile and was a double-winner in the outdoor championships in the 800 and 1,500
• Won four individual events against Army
• Qualified for the NCAA Regional in the 1,500
• Set a school record with a 4:50.08 in the mile to finish second at the indoor ECAC Championships
• Was an ECAC All-East performer in the 1,500, placing seventh in the finals
• Also qualified for the ECAC Championships in the 800
• Was a runner-up in the indoor league championships in the 800, 4x800, and in the 4x800 at the outdoor championships
• Set a school record with a 4:24.72 in the preliminaries of the 800 at the ECAC Championships
• Double-winner at the indoor Star Meet vs. Army in the 1,000 and mile
• Double-winner at the outdoor Star Meet in the 800 and 1,500
• Won the individual mile title at the indoor Sweetheart Meet, setting the Wesley Brown Field House facility record
• Placed second in the 1,500 at the Larry Ellis Invite with a then-school record time of 4:25.26
• Named Patriot League Track Athlete of the Week on April 20
• Competed in five meets as a sophomore on the cross country team

2008-09 (Freshman Season):
• Ran the 800 leg on Navy's championship-clinching DMR victory
• Also scored in the indoor 800 with a fourth-place effort
• Added sixth-place finish in 1,500 at outdoor league meet
• Captured the 800 in both Star Meet victories over Army
• Led all Patriot League freshmen with four individual race victories during indoor season
• Contributed to a pair of DMR performances that rank on Navy's all-time top-10 list
• Raced as part of the foursome that placed ninth at the ECAC Championships with the third-fastest time in school history (11:58.56)
• Also was part of two 4x800 relays that posted two times that rank among the program's all-time top-10
• Named Patriot League Rookie of the Week twice during her rookie season (12/6, 2/3)
• Competed in eight meets as a freshman on the cross country team, scoring in every race
• Earned first-team all-league honors by placing sixth at the league meet

High School:
• A 2006 graduate of Spanish Springs High School in Sparks, Nev.
• Lettered in cross country, track, swimming and rifle
• Won the coaches award in cross country in 2004

Personal:
• Daughter of Romeo and Sherry Palacio
• Served in the U.S. Marine Corps for two-and-a-half years, attaining the rank of Corporal (E-4)
• Earned Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal
• Majoring in Political Science International Relations
• Named to the Commandant's List for the fall of her sophomore year

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