Jessica Parker
Jessica  Parker

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Neenah, Wis.

High School:
Neenah

Personal Bests (as of June 2017):

Indoor-
800: 2:10.08 (School Record)
Mile
4:48.53 (No. 4 all-time at MU)
3,000: 
10:05.72

Outdoor-
800: 2:06.97 (School Record) 
1,500: 4:25.23 (No. 4 all-time at MU)
5,000: 17:46.70 


2016-17:
All-BIG EAST (Indoor- 4x800 relay & Outdoor- 3,200 relay)
Outdoor (Jr.):
 Qualified for the NCAA West Prelimiary round. While at NCAA, Parker ran twice in the 800-meter placing 14th (2:07.77) the first time and 23rd (2:13.38) the second ... At the BIG EAST Championship, she placed fourth in the 1500-meter for a time of 4:31.87, and her 4x800 relay team brought home bronze for finshing in 9:04.97 ... Broke the school record in the 800-meter at the Wisconsin Alumni Classic for a time of 2:06.87, along with taking third place ... Topped all of her competitors at the SEMO Joey Haines Invitational after finishing the 800-meter in 2:12.39.
Indoor (Jr.): 
Set the new school record for the 800-meter at the GVSU Big Meet as she finished the race in 2:10.08 in fourth place ... Collected fifth place at the BIG EAST Championships in the mile after finishing in 4:48.53, and writing herself in as the fourth fastest time in Marquette history ... Made the podium at third place for her 4x800 relay's 9:00.46 effort.
Cross Country (So.): 
Competed in four meets ... Placed 30th at the BIG EAST Championship for finishing her 6k in 22:37.5. 

2015-16:
Outdoor (So.):
 During the BIG EAST Championship, Parker's 4x800 relay cracked the top-five when they finished in fourth place by a time of 9:08.18 ... At the Illinois Twilight meet, Parker placed fourth in the 1500-meter race (4:31.98).
Indoor (So.): 
Amassed five top-five finishes ... Her 4x800 team placed second at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 8:58.53 ... Collected third place with her DMR team at BIG EAST Championships after crossing the finish line in 11:31.45 ... In her solo event at the BIG EAST Championship, Parker placed fourth after running the mile in 4:52.83 ... Brought home gold from the Jack Jennett Invitational for her 2:17.42 effort in the 800-meter race.
Cross Country (So.): Did not compete...Redshirted.

2014-15:
Indoor (Fr.): 
Competed in the mile, 4x800 relay and DMR at the BIG EAST Championships ... Placed sixth in the mile with a time of 4:57.75, sixth in the DMR running the anchor leg on a team that finished with a time of 11:52.88, and third place in the 4x800 relay as the second leg.
Outdoor (Fr.): 
Competed in the 1,500 and the 4x800 relay at the BIG EAST Championships, finishing 10th and third, respectively ... Ran the anchor leg on the 4x800 relay team that reached the podium with a time of 8:46.70 ... Registered three wins in the 1,500, including back-to-back victories at the Big Blue Classic (April 4) and the UW-Milwaukee Dual, followed by a win and personal-best time of 4:30.01 at the final meet of the season, the NCC Gregory Final Qualifier.
Cross Country (Fr.): 
Competed in five of seven meets for MU, placing fifth among Marquette runners in every one … Ended season with a 79th overall placement at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional (Nov. 14) with a time of 21:47.

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 ... 1,600-meter run state champion in 2013 ... Finished as runner-up at the cross country state meet as a senior (2013), was fourth as a junior (2012), 14th as a sophomore (2011) and 19th as a freshman (2010) ... Was four-time cross country MVP (2011-14) and two-time MVP in track and field (2013-14) ... Two-time first team all-state selection in cross country and twice earned second team all-state honors ... Captured two individual sectional cross country titles and one individual conference championship ... Won Neenah Joint School District Outstanding Female Athlete Award as a senior in 2014 ... 2014 Appleton Post Crescent Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year ... 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 Jennifer 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 Jennifer Parker ... Has two older siblings, Chris and Alison ... Sisters, Alison and Jennifer, are also Marquette women's distance runners ... Plans to major in biomedical science.


Championships History:

BIG EAST Indoor Championships:
2015-
Mile: 6th (4:57.75)
4x800 relay: 3rd (9:03.05; 2nd leg)
DMR: 6th (11:52.88; anchor leg)


BIG EAST Outdoor Championships:
2015-
1,500

4x800 relay

Cross Country:

BIG EAST Championships (6k):
2015 - Did not compete
2014 - 37th (22:19.0; 5th on MU)

NCAA Great Lakes Region Championships (6k):
2015 - Did not compete
2014 - 79th (21:47.0; 5th on MU)

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