Abby Parker
Abby Parker

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Reno, NV

High School:
Galena HS

Height:
5-7

Event:
3000mSC-5000m

Experience:
3V

Redshirted (2004-05)

Junior (2003-04): Parker was a Pac-10 and NCAA West Regional qualifier in the 3000mSC (10:48.10 - Cal-Nevada Championships) before injury cut short her season ... That mark ranks second on Cal's all-time list.

Sophomore (2002-03): Had Cal's season-best time in 3000mSC (10:40.37) at NCAA West Regional.

Freshman (2001-02): Set Cal's freshman record in the 3000mSC (10:59.31) at the Brutus Hamilton Memorial Invitational in her first time running the race ... Placed 14th in the 3000mSC (11:55.31) at the Pac-10 Championships ... That mark stood as the Golden Bears' second best of the season.

Cross Country: In the 2005 season finished 46th (22:45) at the 2005 Pac-10 Championships ... Parker was the Bear's third highest finisher at the 2005 NCAA Regional, placing 46th with a time of 21:38.6 ... Redshirted the 2004 season due to injuries ... Cal's second-fastest runner at both the 2003 Pac-10 Championships (41st, 23:47) and NCAA West Regional (43rd, 21:53) ... Honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic ... In 2002, posted the team's second-best performances at the Pac-10 Championships (38th, 22:19) and NCAA West Regional (54th, 23:04) ... As a freshman, finished 58th at the Pac-10 meet in 25:26.1.

High School: Was a member of the track and cross country teams at Galena High School ... Selected a 2000 USA Track and Field cross country All-American ... Was the 1600m division champion and the 3200m division and zone champion ... Finished third in the state in the 1600m and 3200m ...Placed fifth at the 2000 state cross country meet (20:11) ... Holds the school record in the 1600m (5:09) ... Also played volleyball, basketball and softball in high school ... All-state outfielder in 2000 ... Student body commissioner of students and a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Abigail Lynn Parker ... Born June 12, 1983, in Buffalo, N.Y. ... Parents are Steven and Catie Parker ... Father, grandparents and uncle attended Cal ... Uncle, Ian Turner, competed at Cal in crew and won an Olympic gold medal ... Brother, Micah, is currently a sophomore distance runner for Cal ... Undeclared major.

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