Katie Palmer Athlete Profile

Katie Palmer

Position: Mid Distance Height: 5-7 Roster Years: 2008-2012 Hometown: Boulder City, NV Last School: Boulder City High School



All-America

  • 2008 1,200-meter relay (Indoor)
  • 2009 Third D.M.R (Indoor)
  • 2009 Fourth 800 meters (Indoor)
  • 2011 Ninth 800 meters (Indoor)
  • 2011 15th 800 meters (Outdoor)
  • 2012 Third 800 meters (Indoor)
  • 2012 Sixth D.M.R. (Indoor)
 

Personal

  • Born in Henderson, Nevada
  • Parents are Craig and Darlene Palmer
  • Has dual citizenship with the U.S.A. and Canada
  • Likes wakeboarding, waterskiing, swimming and hiking
  • Majoring in civil engineering

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Boulder City High School
  • High school valedictorian
  • 12-time state champion: 300m hurdles (2004-07), 100m hurdles (2005-07), 800m (2005-07) and 1600m (2006-07)
  • Set state meet records in the 300m hurdles and the 800m
  • Gatorade Nevada Player of the Year for girls track and field
  • Nationally ranked times in the 300m hurdles and the 800m run
  • Holds school records in the 100m hurdles, 400m dash, 800m run, 1600m, 3200m and 4x400 relay
  • Team MVP all four years
  • Lettered in volleyball (2006), soccer (2003-05) and basketball (2005-07)
  • First-team all-state in basketball in 2006

Summary

  • All-American (Indoor DMR 2008; Indoor 800m, DMR 2009; Indoor 800m, DMR 2012) 
  • Second Team All-American (Indoor 800m 2011; Outdoor 800m 2011)
  • MWC Champion (Outdoor 800m 2008; Outdoor 1500m, 4x400m 2009; Indoor Mile 2011; Outdoor 1500m 2011); 
  • All-MWC (Indoor 800m 2008; Outdoor 800m 2008; Indoor 800m, Mile 2009; Outdoor 800m, 1500m, 4x400m 2009; Outdoor 1500m 2010; Indoor Mile 2011; Outdoor 1500m 2011)  

Stats

BEST MARKS: 800m- 2:03.26; 1500m- 4:23.21; Mile- 4:39.76


2008 | Freshman Year

Indoor:

  • A 2008 All-American, being named to the ustfccca.com First Team in the distance medley relay
  • Finished first in the 800m (2:10.61) at the Big 12 vs Mountain West Conference Challenge
  • Finished eighth in the 800m (2:10.29) at the New Balance Invitational
  • Took third in the 800m (2:12.39) at the Mountain West Conference Championships
  • Placed fifth in the distance medley (11:10.96) at the NCAA Division I Championships

Outdoor:

  • Placed fourth in the 800m (2:10.73) and fifth in the 4x400 relay (3:50.08) at the Arizona State Invitational
  • Competed in the 1500m (4:28.20) at the Stanford Invitational
  • Finished seventh in the 800m (2:08.72) at the Mt. SAC Relays
  • Ended the season with a first place finish in the 800m (2:06.70) at the MWC Championships

2009 | Sophomore Year

Indoor:

  • Started off the year with a first place finish in the 800m at the Bengal Shootout with a time of 2:10.31
  • Ran a provisional qualifying time of 2:05.96 in the 800m at the Washington Indoor Invitational, good enough for first
  • Ran on the second place distance medley team (11:06.55) at the UW Indoor Invitational
  • Placed second in the 800m at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (2:05.90)
  • Finished second in both the 800m (2:10.28) and 1 mile run (5:14.46) at the Mountain West Indoor Championships
  • Part of the distance medley relay team that placed third at the Indoor National Championships (10:56.73)

Outdoor:

  • Began outdoor season with a second place finish in the 800m at the Stanford Invitational (2:05.56)
  • Followed that with a first place finish at the Sun Angel Track Classic in the 1500m (4:16.44)
  • Finished 4th in the 800m at the Mt. Sac. Relays (2:03.26)
  • Earned a second place finish at the MWC Outdoor Championships in the 800m (2:10.47) to go along with first place finishes in both the 1500m (4:30.58) and 4x400m (3:36.56)
  • Finished the season with a sixth place finish at the West Regional in the 1500m (4:24.66)

2010 | Junior Year

Indoor:

  • Did not compete

Outdoor:

  • Ran the 1500m at the Stanford Invitational, finishing tenth in 4:29.04
  • Placed first in the 1500m steeplechase (5:01.53) at the BYU Cougar Invitational
  • Placed fifth at the Mt. Sac Relays in the 800m (2:08.48)
  • Finished second in the 1500m (4:31.80) and sixth in the 800m (2:10.36) at the MWC Outdoor Championships
  • Competed at the NCAA West Preliminary, finishing the 1500m in 4:26.80 and placing 26th

2011 | Senior Year

Indoor (Junior Eligibility 2011):

  • Opened the indoor season with a first place finish in the mile (4:52.86) at the Snake River Open
  • Finished third in the 800m at the UW Invitational in 2:05.91
  • Competed at the New Balance Invitational and placed second in the 800m (2:06.20) and was part of the second place finishing distance medley relay team (11:03.70)
  • Won the mile at the MWC Indoor Championships in 4:51.73 and also finished sixth in the 800m in 2:14.31
  • Ended indoor season with a ninth place finish at the NCAA Championships in the 800m (2:06.49)

Indoor (Senior Eligibility 2012): 

  • Earned All-America honors for a third place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 800m (2:04.56) 
  • Earned a second All-American award by anchoring the distance medley relay team to a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships. The team finished in 11:09.81 
  • Ran the second-fastest 800m time in BYU history at the New Balance Invitational (2:03.79) 
  • Nearly broke the BYU record in the mile with a new career best time of 4:39.76 at the MPSF Championships. The time ranks second in BYU history
  • Part of the record-setting 4x800m team at the New Balance Invitational. The team finished the relay in 8:37.97, nearly twenty seconds faster than the second place team and four seconds faster than the previous BYU record
  • Placed no worse than third in every individual event (800m or mile) that she competed in during the 2012 indoor season

Outdoor (2011):

  • Finished first at the Stanford Invitational in the 800m in 2:05.11
  • Took third in the 1500m in 4:21.11 at the Sun Angel Classic
  • Placed fourth in the 800m in 2:04.47 at the Mt. SAC Relays
  • Won the 1500m at the MWC Outdoor Championships in 4:28.49
  • Took ninth in the 800m in 2:07.06 at the NCAA West Preliminary to advance to the NCAA Championships
  • Earned Second Team All-America honors for her performance in the 800m at the NCAA National Championships