No matter how you slice it, the 2014 track season turned in by Amelia Paladino was one of the finest in the nation.
And the honors continue to pour in.
The University graduate and West Virginia commit was named to the inaugural MileSplit All-American Team in the 3,200-meter/2-mile run.
Just one of the highlights for Paladino in 2014 was the state record she put together at the Gazette/Friends of Coal Relays on May 2 in Charleston. Her time of 10 minutes, 0.42 seconds was the fourth best in the nation for the recently completed track season.
The selection process for the MileSplit All-American Teams included multiple factors but was not limited to: season best performances and national rankings; consistency and body of work; finishes in major championship and post-season meets; head-to-head results against other top-ranked competition in the event. After the factors were considered, the top 8 individuals and relay teams were named to the All-American squads.