UD graduate partners with sports tech company
UD graduate Jacqueline Palmer Merritt has partnered with Milestone Sports, a leading sports tech company focused on connecting retailers and brands to consumers through wearable devices. Merritt is a UD graduate who holds a Ph.D. in the fields of biomechanics and physical therapy.
During this partnership, Merritt will work with the Milestone Sports team to tell her data story – how she applies the metrics every day to become a better runner and stay healthy. She will also be tapped to provide feedback on the technology, not only as an athlete, but as someone with a deep understanding of biomechanics.
Merritt has been racing ultra-marathons since 2010. Her personal records on trails include:
- 50K – 4:07
- 50M – 7:29
- 100K – 12:03
- 100M – 21:40
- 12 Hour – 70 miles in 11:42
While her specialty is ultra distances, Jackie also trains and races a fair amount on the road, including the 2015 Boston Marathon in 3:07.