Track & Field

Alison Parker


Neenah, Wis.

High School:



Alison  Parker

Personal Bests (as of December 2015):

800: 2:10.86 (MU Record/Freshman Record)
1,000: 2:54.45 (No. 6 all-time at MU/Freshman Record)
Mile: 4:59.71

800: 2:10.97 (No. 4 all-time at MU/Freshman Record)
1,500: 4:37.12


Cross Country (Jr.): Represented Marquette in four different races, including the BIG EAST Conference Championships … At BIG EAST (Oct. 31), Parker took 52nd place in the 6K while crossing the line with a time of 23:06.2 … Finished 36th her first meet of the season . During the Roy Griak Invitational (Sept. 27), her 5K time was 19:01.0.


Indoor (So.): During the indoor season she competed in the 800, 1,000, mile, 4x400, 4x750 and DMR … During the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (Feb. 21-24) she participated in three different events, with her best finish being in the 4x750- meter relay at a time of 8:20.47 … During the DMR at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 7-8) she notched a time of 11:40. 36 and claimed third place … Topped all of her competition during the 1,000 meter with a time of 2:54.45 … Got on the podium for both of her events at the John Tierney Triangular. Parker placed first in the mile (5:03.66) and third in the 4x400 (4:13.86).
Outdoor (So.): Competed in the 400, 800, 4x400, 4x800 and 1,600 SMR during the outdoor campaign … During the NCC Gregory Final Qualifier (May 15-16), Parker placed third in the 800 meter (2:13.63) … Took home third at the BIG EAST Outdoor championships (May 9-11) for her efforts in the 4x800-meter with a time of 8:55.63 … Claimed first place in the 800-meter for finishing in 2:13.48 at the Butler Stan Lyons Invite (May 3) … Had an overall great performance at the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational (April 10-12). She placed first in the 4x8000 (9:11. 96), third in the 4x400 (4:05.55) and fourth in the 400 (58.33) … Captured gold in both of her events at the Marquette Duals (April 4), finished the 800 in 2:20.72 and the 4x400 in 4:31.22 … While competing at the UC Oliver Nikoloff meet, Parker placed third in the 1,500-meter by notching a time of 4:37.12.


All-BIG EAST (indoor and outdoor 4x800-meter relays)
BIG EAST All-Academic

Outdoor (Fr.)
: Primarily ran in the 800 meters, but also raced in the 400 and 1,500 meters ... Parker posted two first-places finish in the 800 at the Stan Lyons Invitational (May 3) and the Marquette Duals (Apr. 4) ... She set her personal record in the 800 at The Beach Invitational (Apr. 19) with a time of 2:10.97, the No. 4 mark in MU history and a Marquette freshman record ... Placed 13th in the 800 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (May 10) in a time of 2:11.63 ... Also ran in the 4x800-meter relay at the BIG EAST meet and placed third along with Krista McClure, Kayla Spencer and Nicole Ethier in a time of 8:55.75, the No. 4 mark all-time at MU.
Indoor (Fr.): Made her indoor track and field collegiate debut at the UWM Triangular meet (Jan. 17) where she took first place in the mile with a time of 5:03.66... Qualified for the BIG EAST Championship (Feb. 21-22) in the 800 meters where she recorded a personal best, school record and freshman record in the prelims with a time of 2:10.86... In the finalsat the BIG EAST Championship she placed seventh with a time of 2:11.64... Notched a freshman record and earned theNo. 6 spot on the program's all-time list in the 1,000 meters at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (Jan. 25) with a time of 2:54.45 ... Ran in the women's 4x800-meter relay at the BIG EAST meet and placed third along with Krista McClure, Nicole Ethier and Kayla Spencer.
Cross Country (Fr.)
:Parker ran in Marquette's top seven at all seven meets as a true freshman ... Placed second on MU at the first meet of the season, the Badger Classic (Sept. 6) with a 4k time of 14:29 ... Ran a season-best 5k of 18:27.1 to place fourth on Marquette and 24th overall at the National Catholic Invitational (Sept. 20) ... Recorded her best 6k time of the season at the Bradley Classic (Oct. 18) with a mark of 21:46, placing her fourth on the team (28th overall) ... Marquette's seventh runner (42nd overalll) at the BIG EAST Championships (Nov. 2) in a time of 22:59 ... MU's fifth runner (109th overall) at the NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships at a mark of 22:41.

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 ... Majors in biomechanics.

Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships-
800-meter run
: 7th (2:11.64; prelims-2:10.86 (MU record))
4x800-meter run: 3rd (8:20.47; third leg w/McClure, Ethier and Spencer)

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships-
800-meter run
: 13th (2:11.63)
4x800-meter run: 3rd (8:55.75; second leg w/McClure, Spencer and Ethier)

Cross Country:

BIG EAST Championships (6k):
2013 - 42nd (22:59; seventh on MU)

NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships (6k):
2013 - 109th (22:41; fifth on MU)

2013 Cross Country (dist.)
Time (* - PR)
Place (Overall/Team)
Team Finish
9/6 - Badger Classic(6k)
8 / 2
4 of 7
9/20 - National Catholic Invitational (5k)
24 / 4
3 of 11
10/5- Greater Louisville Classic (5k)
107 / 6
9 of 20
10/12 - Lucien Rosa Invitational (5k) 18:45.5 34 / 6 2 of 25
10/18 - Bradley Classic (6k)
28 / 4
3 of 24
11/2- BIG EAST (6k)
42 / 7
6 of 10
11/15 - NCAA Great Lakes (6k) 22:41 109 / 5 14 of 33
  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago
Big East NCAA Marquette University Learfield