Katie Palmer
Boulder City, 
Last School
Boulder City High School
Roster Years


  • Born in Henderson, Nev.
  • Parents are Craig and Darlene
  • Has dual citizenship with the U.S.A. and Canada
  • Likes wakeboarding and waterskiing
  • Swims laps on a regular basis
  • Runs and hikes often by cabin in Waterton, Canada
  • Recruited by Utah, Utah State, Nevada, UNLV and TCU
  • Was also recruited as a soccer player by TCU, Utah and Utah State
  • Majoring in civil engineering

Before BYU

  • Set the school record in seven events at Boulder City High School: the 100mH, the 300mH, the 400m, 800m, 1600m, 3200m and the 4X400 relay
  • Was team MVP all four years
  • Was the Gatorade Nevada Player of the Year for girls track and field
  • Ranked nationally in the 300m and 800m
  • Won seven MVP titles from 2004 to 2007, including three as a senior
  • Set three state meet records, twice in the 300mH and once in the 800m
  • Won a dozen state 3A titles in the 300mH, 100mH, 800m, and the 1600m
  • Also lettered in volleyball, three times in track and basketball
  • Was first team all-state in 2006 for basketball
  • Club soccer team was four-time Nevada State Champions
  • A member of the National Honor Society and the student council


  • MWC Scholar-Athlete (2009)
  • MWC Academic All-Conference (2010)


2011: Senior    
Place Event  Time Distance
90 Roy Griak Invitational 22:13.0 6K
9 Notre Dame Invitational 18:36.0 5K
2010: Junior    
Place Event  Time Distance
13 Utah State Open 17:43.2 5K
26 Aztec Invitational 19:06.8 5K
4 Bob Firman Invitational 18:35.2 5K
6 Notre Dame Open 18:12.0 5K
129 Pre-Nationals Invitational 21:54.0 6K
47 MWC Championships 24:18.8 6K
2009: Sophomore    
Place Event  Time Distance
14 BYU Autumn Classic 19:08.2 5K
137 UC Riverside Invitational 19:18.5 5K
2008: Freshman    
Place Event  Time Distance
17 BYU Autumn Classic 20:16.0 5K
9 UC Riverside Invitational 17:25.0 5K
46 Bill Dellinger Invitational 22:04.0 6K

 BEST TIMES: 5K - 17:25.7, 6K -  21:54.0

BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2008

  • Competed at the 5k BYU Autumn Classic and placed 17th with a time of 20:16.0
  • At the 5k UC Riverside Invitational placed ninth with a time of 17:25.7
  • Ran at the Bill Dellinger Invitatoinal placing 46th with a time of 22:04.8
Sophmore Year 2009

  • Came in 14th place at the BYU Autumn Classic with a 5K time of 19:08.0
  • Finished the UC Riverside Invitational with a 5K time of 19:18.0
Junior Year 2010

  • Started season at the Utah State Open, taking 13th place in 17:43.2
  • Competed at the Aztec Invitational, finishing in 19:06.8 to come in 26th place
  • Took fourth at the Bob Firman Invitational in 18:35.1
  • Placed sixth at the Notre Dame Open in 18:12.0
  • Finished Pre Nationals in 21:54.0 to earn 129th place
  • Competed at the MWC Championships, placing 47th in 24:18.8
Senior Year 2011

  • Finished 9th at the Notre Dame Invitational in 18:36.0
  • Placed 90th in the Roy Griak Invitational with a time of 22:13.0
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2007

Medical Redshirt Year 2007