LSU Track + Field BIO
Hollie Parker
Player Profile:
Hollie Parker 2375040
Position: Middle Distance
Height: 5'7"
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Cambridge, England
High School: Kings School
Other College: Coleridge CC
Major: Apparel Design
Born: 12/20/1996

Events: 800M (IN: 2:08.46; OUT: 2:08.47), 1,500M (4:26.92), Mile (4:49.71)

All-SEC

2016
Part of LSU's record-setting distance medley relay team during the indoor season that qualified for the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships for the first time in program history ... Led off the Lady Tigers at the NCAA Indoor Championships as she teamed with Travia Jones, Hannah Deworth and Morgan Schuetz to run 11 minutes, 23.22 seconds for 10th place nationally in 2016 ... Ran the 1,200-meter leadoff leg on each of the three fastest indoor DMRs in school history ... Helped the Lady Tigers qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships by running an indoor school-record time of 11:05.34 at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... Earned All-SEC honors in the event as an SEC Indoor Silver Medalist as she led off the team that clocked the second-fastest time in school history at 11:15.43 for second place overall at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Also led off the team that first set a new school record of 11:16.92 for fourth place at the Razorback Invitational, which ended the season as the third-fastest time in program history ... Also ran the mile in her debut appearance at the SEC Indoor Championships, placing 16th overall in qualifying with a time of 4:54.12 ... Won her first ever mile race at the collegiate level with a personal-best time of 4:49.71 at the Bayou Bengal Invitational ... Ranked No. 9 on LSU's all-time indoor performance list in the mile with her PR of 4:49.71 ... Ran 4:49.82 for 15th place at the Iowa State Classic ... Clocked a lifetime personal best of 2:08.46 in the 800 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational, finishing in ninth place overall ... Ran 2:09.61 in her first collegiate 800 meters at the Razorback Invitational, placing third ... Lined up in both the 800 meters and 1,500 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Placed 19th in the 800 meters with a time of 2:11.14 and 24th in the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:35.52 in the qualifying rounds at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Won the 1,500 meters in her outdoor debut at Miami's Hurricane Twilight, becoming the 10th-fastest Lady Tiger in history with a personal best of 4:26.92 ... Also won the 1,500-meter title at the LSU Alumni Gold with a run of 4:28.62 ... Ran an outdoor seasonal best of 2:08.76 in the 800 meters while placing seventh overall at the Battle on the Bayou ... Followed by running 2:09.87 for eighth place at the Texas Invitational ... Named by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association to the All-Louisiana team in the 800 meters and 1,500 meters for her performance during the outdoor season.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the leading middle distance runners at the youth level in the United Kingdom prior to her arrival in Baton Rouge … Joined the Lady Tigers with personal bests of 2:08.47 in the 800 meters and 4:27.66 in the 1,500 meters … Ran her two fastest 800-meter times as a youth at the Watford Open Graded Meeting where she clocked a best of 2:08.47 in 2014 and 2:08.55 in 2015 … Also clocked her personal-best 1,500-meter time of 4:27.66 during the same meet in 2014 … Nearly matched her 1,500-meter PR with a seasonal-best time of 4:27.72 at the BMC Grand Prix meet also held in Watford in June 2015 … Experienced in championship meets throughout the United Kingdom … Competed for England in the 1,500 meters at the Welsh International during the 2014 and 2015 indoor seasons … Clocked a 2015 indoor seasonal best of 2:12.35 in the 800 meters while running at the Sainsbury’s British Indoor Championships held in Sheffield … Followed by finishing in fifth place overall in the 800 meters at the 2015 England Athletics Under-20 Indoor Championships also held in Sheffield, running 2:13.27 in the semifinals and 2:15.92 in the final … Crowned the 1,500-meter champion at the England Athletics U-20 Indoor Championships after clocking a winning time of 4:38.51 to close out her 2015 indoor season … Won the 800-meter title indoors with a time of 2:13.71 and scored the 800-meter silver medal outdoors with a time of 2:11.35 while competing at the South of England U-20 Athletics Championships in 2015 … Added a bronze-medal-winning third-place finish in the 1,500 meters outdoors at the South of England U-20 Athletics Championships after running 4:40.15 in the final … Posted her second-fastest 800-meter time of the 2015 season at the English Schools Championships where she ran 2:10.99 for fourth place in her division … Placed 12th overall in the 1,500 meters at the 2015 England Athletics U-20 Championships after running 4:32.52 in the preliminary round and 4:48.15 in the final … Lined up in the 1,500 meters at the 2015 England Athletics Senior Championships, clocking 4:34.42 for eighth place in her qualifying heat … Recorded her indoor PR in the 800 meters of 2:12.32 while competing at the British Indoor Athletics Championships in Sheffield in 2014 … Later finished runner-up in the 1,500 meters (4:39.75) and fifth in the 800 meters (2:13.49) at the 2014 England Athletics U-20 Indoor Championships also held in Sheffield … Clocked 2:13.60 indoors to finish fifth overall at the London U-20 Games during the 2014 indoor season … Was the 800-meter champion with a time of 2:13.15 at the UK Youth Development U-20 League Division Southern Premier 2 meet held in Newham in April 2014 … Also finished second in the 800 meters (2:20.8) and first in the 1,500 meters (4:41.7) at the UK Youth Development U-20 League Division Southern Premier 2 meet held in Stevenage in June 2014 … Placed fourth in the 800 meters (2:12.39) and third in the 1,500 meters (4:46.00) at the 2014 South of England U-20 Athletics Championships at Crystal Palace … Added semifinals appearance in the 800 meters while running 2:13.76 at the England Athletics U-20 Championships in June 2014 … Finished fifth overall in the 800 meters with a time of 4:30.98 while competing at the 2014 England Schools Championships … 2013 season was highlighted by running seasonal-best times of 2:09.41 in the 800 meters at the Watford Open Graded Meeting and 4:37.90 in the 1,500 meters at the English Schools Championships … Crowned the 800-meter champion at the London U-17 Games (2:17.43) and Eastern Counties Championships (2:15.19) during the 2013 indoor season … Also captured 800-meter titles during the 2013 outdoor season at the Cambridgeshire County Championships (2:17.43) and Southern Counties U-17 Championships (2:13.93) … Won the 1,500 meters at the 2013 England Athletics U-17 Indoor Championships with a time of 4:45.61 … Added a 1,500-meter crown at the Cambridgeshire Schools Championships with a time of 4:47.3 during the 2013 outdoor season.

PERSONAL
Full name is Hollie Sarah-Jane Parker … Born on Dec. 20, 1996 … Father is Graham Parker and mother is Jane Packman … Has one older sister, Katie, and one younger sister, Lucy … Sister, Lucy, is a standout soccer player with the Arsenal Ladies Under-18s and England Ladies Under-18s teams … Majoring in textile, apparel design and merchandising.

 

 

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