Events: 800M (IN: 1:49.92; OUT: 1:49.72), Mile (4:18.72)
Won the 800-meter title in his indoor season debut in the event at the New Mexico Team Invitational, clocking an altitude-adjusted indoor personal record of 1:49.92 at the Albuquerque Convention Center … Clocked 1:50.95 in a 12th-place finish in 800-meter qualifying at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships held at Texas A&M’s Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium … Also led off the Tigers by running the 1,200-meter leg on the distance medley relay team that took 10th place at the SEC Indoor Championships with a time of 9:54.00 … Crossed the finish line in 1:50.90 in an eighth-place finish in the 800-meter final at the Tyson Invitational … Also ran the 800 meters indoors at Notre Dame’s Alex Wilson Invitational (1:51.08) for fifth place and Texas A&M’s Aggie Invitational (1:56.36) for 16th place … Raced to a PR of 4:18.72 in a seventh-place finish in the mile at the Texas A&M Triangular … Opened the 2014 indoor season by clocking 4:20.49 for a 17th-place finish in the mile at the Auburn Indoor Invitational … Led off LSU’s DMR that ran a seasonal-best time of 9:48.01 in a runner-up finish at the Aggie Invitational … Redshirted during the 2014 outdoor season to preserve his senior season of eligibility … Competed unattached at LSU’s Battle on the Bayou, clocking a lifetime PR of 1:49.72 in a runner-up finish in the 800 meters.
LSU’s top 800-meter runner in his first season with the program in 2013 … Ran a seasonal best of 1:50.98 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 sport administration.