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03/25/2017

Panthers Set Records in Four Events at CMU Invitational

Pitt Posts One School Record, Four Stadium Records

03/16/2017

Panthers to Move Outdoors for Yellow Jacket Invitational

Pitt Track and Field Set for First 2017 Outdoor Meet in Atlanta

02/28/2017

Solak, Palmer, Parry Claim First National Bank Weekly Honors

Softball, Track & Field, Baseball Represented

02/22/2017

Panthers Set for ACC Indoor Championships

Pitt Track and Field to Visit Host Notre Dame

02/11/2017

Sellers’ Mile Victory Highlights Day 2 of SPIRE Invitational

Panthers Post 16 Top-10 Finishes

03/03/2017

2017 ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships - Day 2

2017 ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships - Day 2

03/03/2017

2017 ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships - Day 3

2017 ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships - Day 3

12/03/2016

2016 Track & Field Blue-Gold Meet

2016 Track & Field Blue-Gold Meet

2016-17 Indoor: All-ACC First Team in the 60m hurdles, finishing third (8.00) at the ACC Indoor Championships (Feb. 25) … All-ACC Second Team in the 400m, placing fifth (46.96) … All-ACC Second Team in the 4x400m, helping the team finish third as an anchor (3:10.90) … Set a school record in the 600m with a time of 1:18.26 at the Nittany Lion Challenge (Jan. 14) … Won the 60m hurdles at the same event (7.98) … Earned ACC Men’s Track Performer of the Week honors following the Nittany Lion Challenge (Jan. 17) ... Set a personal record of 1:53.99 in the 800m at the YSU College Invite (Jan. 20) … Placed third at the Penn State National Open (Jan. 27) with a personal record and Pitt’s top performance of 7.86 in the 60m hurdles … Picked up team-best third win of the year with a personal record in the 300m (33.61) at the SPIRE Invitational (Feb. 10), marking the Panthers’ top performance of the season.

2016 Outdoor: Second Team All-America ... Became a three-time NCAA qualifier after an automatic-qualifying third-place finish in the 400 meter hurdles at the NCAA East Prelims with a time of 50.22 … Helped the 4x400 meter relay team punch tickets to NCAAs by earning a top-12 finish at the NCAA East Prelims (3:06.24) … Successfully defended his 400 meter hurdles ACC title after running a season-best 49.66 … First Team All-ACC in 400 meter hurdles and 110 meter hurdles … Ran the final leg of the 4x400 meter relay at the ACC Outdoor Championships en route to a silver medal with a season-best 3:06.23 … Second Team All-ACC honors as part of the 4x400 relay team … Also brought home silver in the 110 meter hurdles at ACCs with a PR 13.83 … Ran a personal best 11.27 in the 100 meter dash and a season-best 2:03.27 at the Wake Forest Open … Recorded PR’s in the 200 meter dash (21.89) and the 400 meter(47.01) at the Louisville Invitational.
 
2015-16 Indoor: Second team All-ACC honors with his 4x400 relay team … Took third at the ACC Indoor Championships with his 4x400 relay team, running a 3:13.43 … Ran a personal best in the 300 meter with a time of 34.25 at the SPIRE NCAA D-1 Indoor Track and Field Invitational … Ran a PR 7.95 in the 60 meter hurdles and a season-best 47.17 in the 400 meter at the Kent State Golden Flash Gala … Season best in the 200 meter dash (22.16) at the Kentucky Invitational.

2014-15:
First Team All-America ... Placed eighth at NCAA Outdoor Nationals in 400mH ... Ran the nation's fourth fastest time in the 400 meter hurdles at 49.41 ... Won the ACC title in the 400mH and broke his own school record with his time of 49.41 ... Also placed sixth in the 110mH at ACCs and helped the men's 4x400 meter relay team take third overall with a season-best time of 3:07.35.

2014-2015 Outdoor:
Second Team All-America in 400mH with a 16th place finish at NCAA Nationals ... Also a member of the NCAA Outdoor Championships 4X400 relay team that finished 11th in the nation with a time of 3:06.61 ... Named ACC Male Performer of the Week for the week of May 19th ... Placed first overall at the IC4A Championships in the 400H (51.50) ... Ran a then-personal best (51.73) in the 400H at the Virginia Challenge ... Raced as a part of the school-record breaking 4X400m relay (3:03.44) at the Penn Relays.

2013-14 Indoor:
In his collegiate debut, Palmer finished third overall in the 60m hurdles (8.17) at the PSU Relays ... Clocked in as the second-fastest freshman in the ACC with a 47.53 in the 400m dash ... Ran a personal-best time in the 60H (8.08) at the Nittany Lion Challenge ... Posted his fastest time in the 200m dash in 22.27 at the Hokie Invite ... Ran the 4X400m relay at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a time of 3:06.31 ... Named to the All-ACC Academic Track and Field Team.

High School:
Palmer was three year national USATF Junior Olympic Champion in the 400m hurdles ... Member of the American Family Insurance USA Today All USA Track and Field Boys National Team ... A district finalist in the open 400m as a freshman ... OCC champion in the 300m hurdles as a sophomore ... OCC regional champion and state runner-up in the 300m hurdles as a junior ... Also OCC district 110mhurdles champion ... Again OCC district, region and state champion as a senior ... Finished in first-place at state finals in the 110 and 300 meter hurdles ... Ohio Gatorade athlete of the year ... Played four years of basketball, including two years on varsity and as a team captain.

Personal:
Son of Lisa and Rodney Palmer ... Has one sibling, Dondre ... Majoring in communications.

Desmond Palmer

Desmond  Palmer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pickerington, Ohio

High School:
Pickerington North

Event:
Hurdles

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