Jennifer Parker
Jennifer  Parker


Neenah, Wis.

High School:

Personal Bests (as of June 2017):

600: 1:35.55 (No. 2 all-time at MU)
800: 2:10.97 (No. 2 all-time at MU)
Mile: 4:48.62 (No. 5 all-time at MU)
3000: 10:06.47
5000: 17:11.23 (No. 9 all-time MU)

2:11.60 (No. 8 all-time MU)
1,500: 4:28.54 (No. 7 all-time MU)
3,000: 11:12.37


All-BIG EAST (Indoor- 4x800 relay & Outdoor- 3200 relay)
Indoor (Jr.) 
Given a gold medal when she finished the 3000 in 10:06.55 at the John Tierney Classic ... Placed third at the Jack Johnson Invite when she crossed the finish line at 4:45.51 in the mile ... Claimed third with her 4x800 relay team for finishing in 9:00.46 at the BIG EAST Championships.
Outdoor (Jr.): 
Came in second place at the Marquette Duals for finishing the 800-meter race in 2:15.63 ... Made the podium at third place at the SEMO Joey Haines Invitational for her 4:38.44 effort in the 1500 ... Her 4x800 relay team came in third place at the BIG EAST Championships when they crossed the line in 9:04.97.
Cross Country (Jr.):
Came in third place overall at the UW-Parkside 3.1M for her 18:08.2 effort ... Placed 11th at the National Catholic Cross Country Invitational 5k for finishing in 18:04.8.

Indoor (So.): 
Came out victorious at the John Tierney Quad when she finished the 3000 in 10:06.47 and claimed first place ... During the BIG EAST Championship, Parker was given second place in the 4x800 relay after her team had a 8:58.53 finish ... Made the podium at third place at the Wisconsin open for her 2:16.77 effort in the 800.
Outdoor (So.): Placed fourth at the BIG EAST Championships in the 4x800-meter relay (9:08.18) ... Was in the top-five at the Joey Haines Invite when she placed fourth with a time of 4:41.00 in the 1500-meter race. 
Cross Country (So.): Finished second on the team in all six of her races ... Registered a career-best time and 22nd overall finish at the BIG EAST Championships, finishing the 6K course in a time of 20:34.3 ... Improved by 25 spots to take 45th overall at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in a time of 21:36.0.

Indoor (Fr.): 
Competed in the 800 and 4x800 relay at the BIG EAST Championships, taking fifth and helping the relay team to a third-place podium finish ... Took fifth place Registered three victories during the indoor regular season campaign, taking first in the 800 at the Wisconsin Open (Jan. 17) with a time of 2:14.55 ... Won the 600 at the John Tierney Tri (Jan. 23) with a time of 1:35.55 ... Helped the DMR team to first with a time of 11:32.69.
Outdoor (Fr.): Competed in the 1,500 and 4x800 relay at the BIG EAST Championships, once again helping the relay team to a third-place podium finish ... Took first place in the 800 at the UW-Milwaukee dual with a season-best time of 2:13.95.
Cross Country (Fr.): Competed in five meets in her debut season for the Golden Eagles ... Best finish was at the BIG EAST Championships when she placed 23rd overall and second on the team with a 6K time of 21:59.3.

Prior to Marquette: Parker was a four-time letter winner in both track and field and cross country at Neenah High School ... Served as captain of the track and field and cross country teams in 2013-14 as a senior ... Two-time runner-up at the WIAA DI state meet in the 800-meter run (2013 and 2014) ... Finished fourth at the cross country state meet as a senior (2013) and was 10th as a junior (2012) ... Was four-time cross country MVP (2011-14) ... Graduated with personal bests of 2:14.48 in the 800 and 5:03 in the mile ... Track conference team champions in 2013 ... Track regional team champions in 2013 and 2014 ... 4x800-meter relay state champions from 2011-14 ... State record holder in the 4x800-meter relay along with twin sister Jessica and older sister Alison.

Personal: Parker was born in Neenah, Wisconsin to Jeff and Sharon Parker and is the twin sister of fellow 2014 signee Jessica Parker ... Has two older siblings, Chris and Alison ... Sisters, Alison and Jessica, are also Marquette women's distance runners ... Plans to major in biological sciences.

Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships:
800: 5th (2:12.71)
4x800 relay: 3rd (9:03.05; Ran anchor leg)

BIG EAST Outdoor Championships:
13th (4:34.69)
4x800 relay: 
3rd (8:46.70; Ran 2nd leg)

Cross Country:

BIG EAST Championships (6k):
2015 - 22nd (20:34.3; 2nd on MU)
2014 - 23rd (21:59.2; 2nd on MU)

NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships (6k):
2015 - 45th (21:36.0; 2nd on MU)
2014 - 70th (21:38.0; 2nd 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.)
21 / 4
2 of 11
9/27- Roy Griak Invitational (8k)
272 / 8
25 of 35
10/17 - Bradley Pink Classic (4.97mi.) 22:05.3 33 / 3 4 of 30
10/31 - BIG EAST (8k)
23 / 2
5 of 10
11/8 - Wisconsin Open (8k) - - -
11/14 - NCAA Great Lakes (10k)
70 / 2
12 of 32


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