Events: 60M (6.66), 100M (10.23), 200M (21.05)
One of the elite sprinters in the Southeastern Conference throughout the 2012 season ... Scored four points for the Tigers with a fifth-place finish in the 100-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at LSU's Bernie Moore Track Stadium ... Clocked a seasonal-best wind-legal time of 10.36 (+1.6) in the conference final ... Advanced to the SEC final with a wind-aided run of 10.40 for ninth place in the preliminary round ... Lined up in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the second-straight season ... Matched his seasonal-best with a time of 10.36 (-0.2) for 14th place in the national quarterfinal at the NCAA East Prelims ... Ran 10.58 for 27th place in the NCAA first round ... Was an SEC finalist in the 60-meter dash during the indoor season ... Finished in ninth place in the 60-meter final at the SEC Indoor Championships with a 6.82 clocking ... Sprinted to the finish line in 6.75 in the preliminary round at the SEC Indoor meet ... Broke his 60-meter PR with a seasonal-best time of 6.66 to win the event crown at the LSU Twilight ... Finished runner-up in the 60-meter dash at the Tyson Invitational with a run of 6.69 ... Clocked 6.72 in the qualifying rounds at both the Tyson Invitational and LSU Twilight ... Opened the indoor season by taking third place in the event at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener for his run of 6.71 in the 60-meter final.
An NCAA Championships qualifier in the 100-meter dash for the first time in his collegiate career ... Finished in 32nd place in the 100 meters in his first career appearance at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Bloomington, Ind. ... Clocked 10.64 seconds in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Prelims ... Ran the second leg on LSU's 4x100-meter relay team that clocked 39.01 for a fifth-place finish in the national semifinal while earning a spot in the sprint relay final at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa ... Earned a spot in his first SEC final with his performance in the 100-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... Posted a 2011 wind-legal seasonal best of 10.28 in a fifth-place finish in the qualifying round at the SEC Outdoor meet ... Pulled up with an injury in the conference final while scoring one point for the Tigers with an eighth-place finish ... Won the 100-meter title in his outdoor debut at the LSU Tiger Relays with a seasonal-best wind-aided time of 10.24 in the final ... Also clocked a wind-aided 10.24 in a sixth-place finish in the invitational 100-meter dash at the Texas Relays ... Earned a fourth-place finish in the 100 meters at the 117th Penn Relays (10.57) ... Also took fourth place in the event at the LSU invitational (10.42) ... Nearly earned a spot in the 60-meter final at the SEC Indoor Championships while taking 10th place in the preliminary round with a time of 6.79 ... Took seventh place in the 60-meter dash with a 2011 seasonal-best time of 6.74 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational ... Clocked back-to-back times of 6.78 at the Tyson Invitational en route to a fourth-place finish in the consolation final ... Finished with a time of 6.81 in a fourth-place performance at the Texas A&M Dual Meet.
Competed in three meets during the indoor season ... Was an NCAA provisional qualifier in the 60-meter dash ... Opened the season with an impressive run of 6.69 in the prelims at the Purple Tiger Invitational ... Time ranked No. 4 among freshmen and No. 21 among all athletes in the NCAA for the 2010 indoor season ... Clocked a time of 6.91 at the Tyson Invitational ... Finished in 32nd place at the SEC Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., after pulling up with a time of 7.30 in the prelims ... Battled a hamstring injury throughout the indoor season ... Received a redshirt during the outdoor season.
PRIOR TO LSU
The No. 1 high school sprinter in the United States for the Class of 2009 ... Signed with LSU with personal bests of 6.67 in the 60 meters, 10.23 in the 100 meters and 21.05 in the 200 meters ... Garnered worldwide attention as a sophomore in 2007 by setting the World Youth Record in the 100 meters with his time of 10.23 to win the event title at the 2007 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. ... The youth level of track and field includes all athletes in the history of the sport under the age of 18 ... His time is also a sophomore class record for high school boys in the United States ... It also ranked No. 1 by a high school boy in the United States in 2007 regardless of class and No. 3 in the world by an athlete under the age of 20 ... Set his personal-best time of 6.67 in the 60-meter dash as a junior in 2008 to rank No. 4 nationally and No. 2 by a member of the Class of 2009 ... Won a bronze medal in the 60 meters at the 2007 Nike Indoor Nationals in Landover, Md. ... Unmatched by his peers in high school track and field in the state of Texas ... Was the University Interscholastic League Class 5A state champion in the 100 meters in 2007 after clocking a wind-legal time of 10.37 in the state final.
Full name is Rynell Deon Parson ... Born on Nov. 7, 1990 ... Son of Roger and Sondra Parson ... Has an older brother, Roger Parson II, of the United States Navy, sister-in-law, Priscilla, and niece, Leah Elizabeth ... An avid bowler who was also a member of his high school bowling team ... Served as a motivational speaker to different schools and organizations in San Antonio ... Is a greeter at True Vine Baptiste Church ... Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce.