Events: 800M (1:50.32)
LSU’s top 800-meter runner in his first season with the program in 2013 … Ran a seasonal best of 1 minute, 50.98 seconds in his first 800-meter race with the Tigers at the LSU Relays … Placed third in the event in his debut at the LSU Relays … Followed with a third-place in the 800 meters at UCLA’s Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational with a time of 1:51.96 … Competed in the event at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships, running 1:52.45 for 19th place in the qualifying round … Also ran the 800 meters at the Battle on the Bayou (1:52.56) and LSU Alumni Gold (1:53.51) held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Ran 50.81 for 19th place in his only 400-meter race of the season at the Louisiana Classics … An alternate on LSU’s 4x400-meter relay team throughout the outdoor season … Ran the third leg on the foursome that clocked 3:08.06 for the win in the college section at the 119th Penn Relays … Also ran the third leg on the team that posted a time of 3:07.04 for third place at the LSU Alumni Gold … Did not compete during the indoor season.
PRIOR TO LSU
A two-time junior college All-American while competing for South Plains College in the National Junior College Athletics Association … Claimed a pair of All-America honors in the 4x800-meter relay in 2011 and 2012 … Helped the Texans earn a third-place finish in 2011 and a second-place finish in 2012 at the NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships … Set a lifetime personal record of 1:50.32 in a runner-up finish in runner-up finish in the 800-meter final at the 2012 Red Raider Invitational at Texas Tech University … A product of the powerhouse prep program at Catholic High School under the direction of LSU Track & Field alum Pete Boudreaux … Helped guide Catholic High School to four-straight indoor state championships from 2007-10 … Also a member of three-straight outdoor state championship teams from 2008-10 … Claimed a trio of individual state titles in the 800 meters during his prep career … Won a pair of outdoor state titles in 2008 and 2010 and an indoor title in 2009.
Full name is Julian Demond Parker … Born on July 27, 1991 … Parents are John and Renee Parker … Has an older brother, Jeffrey, and a younger sister, Janelle … Brother also attended LSU … Majoring in kinesiology with a concentration in human movement.