Palmer’s first-team all-OVC effort paces Tech

Palmer’s first-team all-OVC effort paces Tech

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senior Tiffany Palmer earned first-team all-OVC honors with a seventh place individual finish at the 2009 Ohio Valley Conference championships Saturday morning, pacing the Tennessee Tech women’s team to a seventh place finish at Percy Warner Park.

Palmer covered the 5K course in 20:22.61 to place seventh, the highest finish at the OVC meet in her career.

The Eastern Kentucky women won the team title with 32 points, placing three runners in the top four led by Picoty Leitich in 19:29.05. Murray State 63) placed second in the team standing, followed by Eastern Illinois (65), Southeast Missouri (104), Jacksonville State (145), Morehead State 166), Tech and UT Martin (187), Austin Peay (239) and Tennessee State (304).

Sophomore Traci Jones was the second Golden Eagle to cross the finish line, running the race in 21:47.34 to place 36th. Senior Amanda Simmons (22:21.56) was 43rd, followed by freshman Kathryn Forbes (23:04.52) in 51st place, freshman Courtney Koehl (24:04.74) in 60th, senior Sarah Kmet (26:05.19) in 65th, and sophomore Mary Beth Norris (28:10.78) in 71st place.

Tiffany Palmer (shown at left) was among the seven runners to earn first-team all-OVC honors Saturday at the conference championship at Nashville's Percy Warner Park (photo courtesy of the OVC)