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Palacio Tabbed Patriot League Runner of the Week

Senior Jess Palacio

Oct. 3, 2011

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Navy women's cross country senior Jess Palacio was named Patriot League Runner of the Week, it was announced by the conference office on Monday. It is the third such honor of the season for Palacio, who has now won the award after each meet in which she has competed this season.

In competing at the Brooks-Paul Short Run last Friday, Palacio placed 30th out of a total of 396 runners. The senior from Sun Valley, Nev., completed the 6k course in 21:13 as she was the top-finishing Patriot League runner at the meet.

Finishing in the top 30 was no small feat for Palacio, as the Paul Short run included a total of 45 teams - six of which were nationally ranked.

Palacio now has a career total of five Patriot League Runner of the Week awards.

The Mids will take this weekend off before returning to action on Oct. 14 when they travel to Army for the annual Star Meet.



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