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Marquita Palmer
Position: XC
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Weiser, Idaho
High School: Weiser HS
Experience: 1 Letter

2013 Cross Country: Palmer placed 12th over the 5K course at the Inland Empire Classic with a time of 17:52... finished 20th at the Clash of the Inland Northwest with a time of 15:07 over the 4K course... placed 56th at the Sundodger Invitational over the 6K course with a time of 22:51.

2013 Outdoor: Palmer competed in distance events for Idaho as a freshman... crossed the finish line first in the 1500m at the Sun Angel Classic Apr.6 with a time of 4:34.10... posted a carrer-best time of 2:16.22 in the 800m at the Bryan Clay Invite... earned Second-Team All-WAC honors at the WAC Outdoor Championships with her fifth place carrer-best time of 4:32.98 in the 15000m. 

2013 Indoor:
Palmer competed in distance events for Idaho as a freshman... finished first in the mile at the Vandal Indoor Feb.1 with a time of 5:18.02 and also posted a career-best time of 2:15.54 in the 800m at the meet... ran a career-best 5:04.96 in the mile at the WAC Indoor Championships earning a Second-Team All-WAC honor... aided the DMR in a first place finish at the WAC Championships earning First-Team honors.

High School: Palmer was a five-time Idaho 3A state champion and 12-time state participant between cross country and track and field at Weiser High School … won the Idaho 3A state track and field titles in the 800m (2:13.78), 1600m (5:16.84), 3200m (11:21.96) and triple jump (36-6) in 2012 as a senior … broke the Idaho all-time, all-classification state record in the 800m at the 2012 state meet with a 2:13.78 in the finals … scored 40 of Weiser’s 77 points to lead WHS to a state runner-up team finish in 2011 … was the Idaho 3A cross country state champion in 2009 and the state runner-up in 2008 and 2011 … was the 2011 Idaho 3A state runner-up in the 1600m and 3200m as a junior, and in the 800m as a sophomore … finished second in the 1500m at the 2011 USATF Junior Olympics with a time of 4:38.69 and ran a career-best 4:35.61 in the qualifying rounds … was also the 2011 Region 11 USATF Junior Olympic champion in the 800m, 1500m and 3200m … also competed in basketball for WHS.

Personal: She is the daughter of Mark and Ellen Palmer … has one sister, Amanda, and two brothers, Edgar and Jonathan … majoring in Biology at Idaho.

Indoor Career Bests:
Mile: 5:05.24
800m: 2:15.54

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