Cross Country

Alison Parker

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Neenah, Wis.

High School:
Neenah

Alison Parker

2013-14:
BIG EAST All-Academic
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 ... Plans to major in engineering.

Championships History

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)
14:29
8 / 2
4 of 7
9/20 - National Catholic Invitational (5k)
18:27.1*
24 / 4
3 of 11
10/5- Greater Louisville Classic (5k)
18:51.49
107 / 6
9 of 20
10/12 - Lucien Rosa Invitational (5k) 18:45.5 34 / 6 2 of 25
10/18 - Bradley Classic (6k)
21:46*
28 / 4
3 of 24
11/2- BIG EAST (6k)
22:59
42 / 7
6 of 10
11/15 - NCAA Great Lakes (6k) 22:41 109 / 5 14 of 33
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