UT Arlington hurdler competes for El Salvador this week
AT UT ARLINGTON Indoor Highlights: 2012
Did not compete in the 2012 indoor season.
Won the 60m hurdles at the Oklahoma Sooner Open I with a time of 8.16.
Took fourth in the 55m hurdles with a time of 7.54 at the Varsity Apartments Shocker Quad.
Placed third in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.03 at the SLC Indoor Championships.
Placed fifth in the 60m hurdles, scoring four points, at the SLC Championships with a time of 8.18.
Clocked a season-best time of 8.15 in the preliminaries at the SLC Championships.
Won the 110m hurdles at the Wichita State Shocker Quad with a time of 8.29.
Placed in the top 10 during each hurdles event.
Was a Capital One Bank/Southland Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll recipient.
Outdoor Highlights: 2011
Was runner up at the 110m hurdles in 14.38 at the North Texas Spring Classic.
Placed third in the 110m hurdles at the Bobby Lane Invitational with a time of 14.19.
Took third in the 110m hurdles (14.66( at the Northwestern State Invitational.
Placed fifth in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.61 in the SCL Outdoor Championships.
Advanced to the NCAA West Region Preliminaries in the 110m hurdles.
Finished fourth in the 110m hurdles and eighth in the 200m at the Southland Conference Championships, turning in career-best times of 14.29 and 21.57, respectively.
Scored six points at the SLC Championships.
Finished runner-up in the TCU Invitational and the North Texas Classic in the 110m hurdles.
Ran the 110m hurdles 10 times, recording sub-15.0 times on each occasion.
Ran the 200m six times, clocking times of 22.19 or better on each attempt.
PRIOR TO UT ARLINGTON
Semifinalist at the 2007 World Youth Championships.
Was the Central American and Caribbean champion in 2007.
Earned a fifth-place finish in the Pan-Am Junior Championships and set a national record of 13.79 in the 110m hurdles, earning a spot on the IAAF list.
Career-best times included 10.87 in the 100m, 13.79 in the 110m hurdles and 21.59 in the 200m.
Was a national champion as a junior and senior in the 110m hurdles.
Named Central American Junior Champion for the 100m hurdles.
Named Male Athlete of the Year in track and field by the CACAC.
Born October 13, 1990.
Son of Renan and Xiomara Palma.
Has two sisters.
Majoring in international business.