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    Ellie Palacios
    Ellie Palacios
    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Wauconda, Ill.

    High School:
    Mundelein

    Event:
    XC - Distance

    I/O Eligibility:
    FR/FR

    AT ILLINOIS

    Cross Country
    2013 XC- FRESHMAN
    Made her collegiate debut at the Illini Challenge, where she placed 16th overall ... Finished sixth for the squad at the Bradley Classic with a 6K time of 23:43 ... Placed 43rd overall and finished sixth for the Illini at the team Open.

    High school
    Two-time conference champion in the 3200m ... 2013 sectional champion in the 3200m ... Three-time All-Conference in track ... Three-time All-Conference in cross country ... State qualifier in cross country ... Placed fourth in the 3200m at the state championships in 2013 ... Finished fourth in the 3200m at the 2013 Illinois Prep Top Times Indoor Championships ... Team captain for track and cross country ... Cross country team MVP in 2012, and track team MVP in 2012 and 2013 ... Pioneer Press Athlete of the Month in April of 2013 ... School record holder in two events (3200m and three mile race).

    Personal
    Daughter of Oscar and Sarah Palacios ... Born on November 29, 1994 ... Has one brother, Chris, and one sister , Lucia ... Hobbies include biking, swimming, drawing, and reading ... Majoring in biology ... National Honor Society member ... 2011 NSC Sportsmanship Award winner.

    Palacios's Personal Bests
    Cross Country
    4K: 16:22 - Illini Challenge (8/30/13)
    5K: 19:50 - Illini Open (10/25/13)
    6K: 23:43 - Bradley Classic (10/18/13)

    Updated December 2013

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