Hayleigh Palotti
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Livonia, N.Y.
High School: Livonia

Before Jacksonville: 2016 USATF Junior Olympics National Champion in the 2K steeplechase ... Two-time USATF All-American in the 600-meter run (1:34.62) ... Two-time New York State Champion in Cross Country (2016, 2017) ... 11-time All-Greater Rochester First Team honoree throughout her career ... Two-time All-Greater Rochester Runner of the Year (2017, 2015) ... Three-year team captain ... Placed third at the state outdoor meet in the 800 and 1,500 ... Personal best times include 57.26 (400), 4:33.24 (1,500), 10:10.72 (3K), 17:36.91 (5K) ... Ranked 28th in the country and ninth in New York State in the 1,500 ... Livingston County News Athlete of the Year ... Set the LCAA conference records in the 400, 1,500 ... As a junior, placed third in the 400 at the NYS outdoor meet ... As a sophomore, finished third at states in cross country ... Also set he LCAA conference record in the 800 (2:11.43) ... As a freshman, ranked fourth in the country for all freshmen in the indoor 1,000 ... Also placed sixth in the freshmen mile at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals ... Graduated 7th in her class ... Served as President of Student Council, Freshman Link Leader, and was a member of National Honor Society ... Also participated in Rochester Running Rebels, Rochester District Youth Soccer League, Girl Scouts, Elim travel basketball, Avon Dance Theatre, and Avon Dance Emplorium 

Personal: Born January 8 ... Daughter of Kristy and Michael Palotti ... Has two brothers, Andrew and Nathan ... Father, Michael played four years of soccer at St. Bonaventure ... Plans to major in nursing