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Jess Palacio sets new standard at Navy

Originally Published: March 8, 2012
By Joanne C. Gerstner

Jess Palacio insists she never thinks about setting records or making history when she runs. It's something she loves to do and it comes naturally, a welcome, head-clearing escape from the rigors of being a senior at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

But running is more than an extracurricular activity for Palacio. She has become the best female distance runner in the academy's history and will be the first female Midshipman to compete in the NCAA Division I indoor ...

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