Head Cross Country/Assistant Track Coach Mike Nelson on Parker:
High School: Parker earned four letters in both cross country and track and field at Neenah High School ... Served as team captain of both squads during her senior year ... A three-time Appleton Post-Crescent Girls' Cross Country Runner of the Year ... Led Neenah to Fox Valley Association Conference cross country championships all four years as well as four sectional titles ... The Rockets were WIAA Division I cross country runners-up three times in her career, while she finished 13th, sixth and 14th, respectively in the state meet over the last three years of her high school career ... Also competed in the Foot Locker Midwest Regional in 2011 and 2012 ... Held a PR of 14:09 in the 4k for cross country ... One of Wisconsin's top middle distance runners on the track during her time at Neenah ... Captured a state title in the 800-meter run during her sophomore season with a prep personal-best time of 2:12.36 ... Also finished as 800 runner-up in 2010 and 2012, while placing fourth in the state as a senior in 2013 ... Won three state titles as part of a record-setting 4x800-meter relay squad at Neenah and set the Wisconsin all-time state record in 2012 with a time of 9:00.42 ... Ran at the 2013 Penn Relays in the High School Girls' 4x800 Championship of America and placed 12th in 9:19.87 ... Competed in the WIAA state meet in the 3,200-meter run (ninth place) in 2013 and in the 1,600 meters in 2012 (seventh place) ... Held PRs of 5:04 in the 1,600 and 11:09 in the 3,200 ... Won three sectional titles in the 800 as well as three regional championships in the event ... As a senior, captured the WTFA indoor state championship in the 1,600 after placing as runner-up in both 2011 and 2012.
Personal: Parker was born in Neenah, Wis., and is the second oldest of four children to Jeff and Sharon Parker ... Plans to major in engineering.