JUNIOR (2010): Recorded the fifth-best heptathlon total in program history...scored 4,999 points at the New Mexico Classic...moved from 18th to sixth during the second day of competition...posted career-best marks in the 60-meter dash (7.38), high jump (6'0"), long jump (19'10¾") and shot put (35'7¾")...also added a season-best 2:43.88 at that meet...named the team's Field Athlete of the Week following the New Mexico Classic...recorded a career-best pole vault clearance of 16'0¾" at the Air Force Invitational...also earned a season-best time of 8.77 in the 60-meter hurdles at that meet...finished sixth in the 110-meter hurdles at the Military Championships with a time of 15.92...also finished seventh in the pole vault at that meet (15'1")...placed fourth in the 110-meter hurdles (15.95) and javelin throw (176'5") at the Mason Spring Open.
SOPHOMORE (2009): Received the program's Comeback of the Year award, after recovering from off-season knee surgery to place second in the decathlon at the MWC Championships...all-conference honoree...scored career-best 6,642 points, despite suffering a broken nose during the pole vault...that total is the eighth-best score in Academy history...climbed from fifth to second on final day, winning the pole vault (16'2¾"), javelin throw (165'11") and 1500-meter run (4:42.81)...distances in the pole vault and javelin throw were career-best marks...the pole vault clearance was the team's second-best mark of the season and tied for the 10th-best clearance in program history...member of the 4x400-meter relay team (3:15.86) that posted the team's fastest time of the season at the Front Range Invitational...ranked third on the team in the high jump (5'9¾") and long jump (18'0½")...did not compete during the indoor season while recovering from knee surgery.
FRESHMAN (2008): Named the team's Newcomer of the Year...set a Freshman Class record in the heptathlon with 4,681 points...that mark is the seventh-best total in Academy history...placed fifth at the conference championships in both the heptathlon (4,681) and decathlon (6,452)...recorded the team's second-best clearance on the pole vault (15'7") to guide Air Force to a top-five sweep at the Robert Shine Invitational...was the only non-senior on the 4x400-meter team that accounted for the top time of the season at 3:18.61 (adjusted for altitude)...won two of the final three decathlon events at the Mountain West Conference championships to place fifth...finished sixth at the California Decathlon after entering the day in 20th...recorded the team's second-best 400-meter dash time (49.57) of the season...ran a leg of the team's fastest 4x400-meter relay team (3:16.58)...ranked second on the team in the pole vault (15'3") and third on the high jump (5'9¾")...named the team's Newcomer of the Week twice during the indoor season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Runner up at the Pennsylvania AA state championships in the 800-meter run...holds the school record in that event...cleared 15'0" in the pole vault.
PERSONAL: Full name is Noah Alexander Palicia...nickname is "Skeeze"...son of David and Teresa Palicia...has one older brother, Eric, and one older sister, Marie...father was a C-130 pilot for 23 years...brother is a West Point graduate and current captain and company commander for the Army...sister attends Westminster Aeronautical School, while flying for a private company...majoring in systems engineering management...future plans include becoming a pilot...served as Squadron Commander...also served as an A-2 Element Leader...scored a 999/1000 on the AFT and PFT...member of Cadet Squadron 29.