SEC Freshman Runner of the Week (Sept. 18, 2018)
Became the first woman in program history to be named SEC Freshman Runner of the Week after her second-place finish at the LSU Invitational with a 3 mile time of 18:13.3 that helped lead LSU to the team title ... competed at and scored at all six meets for the Tigers ... was LSU’s top finisher at five of the six meets ... took 36th at the SEC Championships with a 6k time of 20:21.4 ... earned a 22nd-place finish at the Arturo Barrios Invitational (6k/21:28.3) ... finished 36th at the Joe Piane Invitational with a 5k readout of 17:37.92 ... helped LSU win titles at the LSU Invitational (2nd/18:13.29/three mile) and McNeese Season Opener (2nd/10:13.8/3k).
Prior to LSU
Competed for Norton High School in Norton, Mass. … 2018 outdoor track Tri-Valley League co-MVP … 2018 Norton High School Female Athlete of the Year … a three-time Tri-Valley all-star … four-time Sun Chronicle all-star … took second place at the 2018 New Balance Nationals in the Emerging Elite two-mile run … placed 15th in the 800 meter run at the 2018 Indoor New Balance Nationals in a school record time of 2:16.48 … won three state titles as a senior in the two-mile run, 1,000 meter run and as an anchor leg of the 4x800 meter relay … finished runner up at the 2018 MIAA State Championships in the two mile run during the outdoor season with a personal best and school record time of 10:57.58 … took sixth at the New England Championships in the 1,000 meter run with a school record and personal best readout of 2:56.95 ... set 15 school records during her high school career (seven individual and eight relays) … served as a three-sport team captain during her senior season.
Daughter of Leigh Anne and Rick Palin … has an older brother (Jake) … awarded with JFK Award for math in high school … Boston Globe and Boston Herald 2018 All-Scholastic honoree ... National Honor Society member … has plans to major in kinesiology … chose LSU because it has always been her dream school and it is a blessing to be given the opportunity to further her academic and athletic career for LSU.