LSU Gold
Clinton, La.
High School
Silliman Institute

Major: Biology
Event: Pentathlon (2,765), Heptathlon (3,628)

Competed in the multi-events during her freshman season at LSU … Earned an eighth-place finish in the heptathlon at the LSU Combined Events during the outdoor season, scoring 3,628 points … Scored 2,765 points to place ninth in the pentathlon at the LSU Combined Events during the indoor season … Also competed in the high jump and long jump during the indoor season … Posted an indoor best of 5-1 in the high jump and 16-7 in the long jump … Added the 200 meters to her work load during the outdoor season … Posted outdoor bests of 27.56 in the 200 meters, 5-1 in the high jump and 15-6 in the long jump.

Led her high school track and field team to five state championships during her career … Was the state champion in the high jump as an eighth-grader … Earned runner-up honors in the event as a senior … Also won state titles in the 200 meters and 400 meters as a senior … Anchored Silliman’s sprint relay teams to a first-place finish in the 4×200, as well as runner-up finishes in the 4×100 and 4×400 at the state meet during her senior season … Ran on the 4×100-meter relay team that set a state record in 2007 … Also played basketball, softball and ran cross country in high school.

Full name is Katelin Palermo … Born on Aug. 8, 1990 … Parents are Darren and Toni Palermo … Has a younger sister, Allie, and a younger brother, Jason … Mother and father are graduates of LSU … Majoring in biology.


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