Several Spartans compete unattached at Grand Valley State University.
2011-12: OUTDOOR: Ran unattached for the Spartans... Took 13th at the Spartan Invitational in the 5,000m run in a time of 18:25.03... Placed fourth at the Don Kleinow Memorial Invitational in the 1,500m run in a time of 4:51.96. INDOOR: Competed unattached for the Spartans...Placed fifth at the GVSU Big Meet in the 3,000m run in a time of 10:31.20.
2010-11: OUTDOOR: Did not compete. INDOOR: Did not compete.
High School: Four-year letter winner in cross country and track & field ... Four-time league champion in cross country ... All-state cross country selection in 2006 (6th), 2007 (3rd), 2008 (2nd) and 2009 (4th)... Four-time all-state selection in track & field ... Eight-time league champion in track & field ... Four-time regional champion in cross country and track & field ...Competed on Team Michigan senior year...Place 48th at the Wisconsin 5k.
Personal: Born March 19, 1991 ... Daughter of Joe and Angela Palinkas ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science.