Alison Parker
Alison  Parker

Graduate Student

Neenah, Wis.

High School:

Personal Bests (as of June 2017):

600: 1:36.77
: 2:10.86 (No.3 all-time at MU /Freshman Record)
1,000: 2:54.45 (No. 6 all-time at MU/Freshman Record)
Mile: 4:59.71

: 58.83
800: 2:10.97 (No. 4 all-time at MU/Freshman Record)
1,500: 4:37.12

Team Captain
All-BIG EAST (Indoor- 4x800 relay & Outdoor- 800 meter, 3200 meter)
Indoor ( Sr.): The lone time Parker competed in the 600-meter race at UWM John Tierney Classic,  she placed first with a finishing time of 1:36.77 ... Came in second at the Jack Johnson Invitational for finishing the 800 in 2:15.22.
Outdoor (Jr.): Claimed gold at the Marquette Duals in the 1500 meter for finishing in 4:49.14 ... Made the podium at the BIG EAST Championships in the 800-meter race when she crossed the finish line in 2:12.30 ... Placed third when she finished the 800 meter in 2:15.82 at the SEMO Joey Haines Invitational. 
Cross Country (Jr.): 
Competed in three races during her junior campaign, making her season debut at the Louisville Classic with a 5K time of 19:37.3 ... Clocked a season-best 6K time of 23:36.7 at the Indiana State Pre-Nationals meet, taking 51st overall ... At the BIG EAST Championships, placed 54th with a 6K time of 23:50.8.


All-BIG EAST (indoor 4x800 and DMR)
BIG EAST All-Academic
Outdoor (So.): 
Competed in the 4x800 relay (fourth place) and 800-meter run (ninth in prelims) at the BIG EAST Championships ... Ran in the 4x800 relay and DMR (ran 800 leg) at the Drake Relays, helping her sqauds finish ninth and 13th, respectively ... Placed fifth in the 800 at the Illinois Twilight with a time of 2:11.90, which was just 3-tenths of a second shy of her season-best. 
Indoor (So.): 
Earned All-BIG EAST recognition in the 4x800-meter relay and DMR (ran the 800-meter leg) after placing second and third, respectively, at the BIG EAST Championships ... Set a personal-best in the 600 meters with a time of 1:37.03 at the Meyo Invitational.
Cross Country (Jr.):
 Did not compete.


BIG EAST All-Academic
Oudoor (So.): 
Did not compete.
Indoor (So.): 
Did not compete.
Cross Country (So.): 
Competed in four races during her sophomore season ... Placed 36th at the National Catholic Invitational with a 5k time of 19:01 ... Placed 52nd at the BIG EAST Championships with a 6K time of 23:06.2.


All-BIG EAST (indoor and outdoor 4x800; outdoor 800)
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 third in the 800 at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (May 11) in a time of 2:13.63 ... 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

2014 Cross Country
Time (* - PR)
Place (Overall/Team)
Team Finish
9/5 - Badger Opener (6k)
3 of 7
9/19 - National Catholic Invitational (5mi.)
36 / 7
2 of 11
9/27- Roy Griak Invitational (8k)
267 / 7
25 of 35
10/17 - Bradley Pink Classic (4.97mi.) 22:22.2 54 / 7 4 of 30
10/31 - BIG EAST (8k)
52 / 9
5 of 10
11/8 - Wisconsin Open (8k) 22:48.9 8 / 2 -
11/14 - NCAA Great Lakes (10k)
12 of 32
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


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