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  Barbara Parker
Barbara Parker


Norfolk, England

Last College:
Loughborough University







2006 Cross Country: Second on the team, 15th overall, with a career-best time of 17:13 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... Took fifth in her first collegiate cross country race, turning in an 18:32.95 at the Covered Bridge Open ... Recorded the seventh-fastest 6k time in school history with a 21:10 to finish third on the team, 53rd overall, at the NCAA Pre-National Meet ... Fourth on the squad at the NCAA Championships, recording a 6k time of 22:28.

2007 Track: Outdoor - Collected her second All-America honor of the year, placing third in the 3000m steeplechase with a school-record time of 9:48.82 that was the fastest in the ACC ... Earned NCAA All-East Region accolades with a second-place finish in the steeplechase, recording a time of 9:53.23 ... Won her second ACC steeplechase championship in a time of 9:56.29 ... Took fifth at the league summit in the 5000m, turning in a time of 16:43.81 ... Ran a 16:20.56 in the 5000m at the Stanford Invitational, the third-fastest time in school history ... Won the 1500m at the Seminole Invitational, posting a time of 4:18.86 that is the fourth-best mark in FSU lore. Indoor - Earned the first All-America honors of her career, turning in a fourth-place, 4:45.97 during the mile run ... Took fourth in the 800m at the ACC Championships, posting a time of 2:09.65 that was the fourth-fastest in the league ... Second-place mark of 4:40.97 at the Tyson Invitational was the fourth-best in the ACC ... Finished second in the mile run at the New Balance Invitational, posting a time of 4:46.69.

2006 Track: Outdoor - Placed 16th at the NCAA Championships in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 10:22.57 ... Took 12th at the regional in the event, posting a time of 10:33.45 ... Won her first ACC Championship in the steeplechase in a season-best 10:21.16 ... Regionally qualified for the first time of the year by placing third at the Stanford Invitational, running a time of 10:24.75 ... Took the 1500m crown at the Seminole Twilight in a season-best 4:28.36. Indoor - Member of the winning distance medley relay team at the ACC Championships that regionally qualified with a time of 11:16.82 ... Finished fifth at the ACC Championships with a time of 4:52.15 in the mile run ... Placed second in the mile run at the Florida Fast Times meet with a time of 4:50.66.

2005 Track: Outdoor - Advanced to the NCAA Championships in her first year with the Seminoles, taking 21st in the 3000m steeplechase ... Regionally qualified for the steeplechase and 1500m ... Placed sixth in the steeplechase with a 10:20.82 at the East Regional ... Won the steeplechase at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a time of 10:23.90 ... Ran a 10:25.91 at the league championships, narrowly missing All- ACC honors with a fourth-place finish ... Finished first at the FSU Relays in the 1500m with a regional qualifying mark of 4:23.86 that was the fifth-best in the ACC ... Placed seventh in the 1500m at the ACC Championships in 4:29.58 ... Turned in a 800m run time of 2:10.05 during a second-place run at the Seminole Twilight. Indoor - Posted a 2:14.03 in the finals of the 800m at the ACC Championships to take fifth ... Ran a season-best 800m clip of 2:12.53 at the Gator Invitational, the eighth-fastest time in the ACC ... Also had the 10th-best mile run with a second-place time of 4:54.50 at the Florida Fast Times Meet.

At Loughborough - Two-time gold medalist (2002-03) in the AAA Under-23 3000m steeplechase ... 2000 English Schools 800m run champion and made it to the European Under-23 finals of the 3000m steeplechase ... Represented the English schools at the pentathlon event in 2003 ... Ran a personal-best time of 10:13 at the Golden League Pre-Meet in 2003.

Personal: Born November 8, 1982 ... Majoring in social science ... Daughter of Roy and Carol Parker.

Collegiate Bests
5k (XC): 17:13
6k (XC): 21:10
800m: 2:10.05
1500m: 4:15.33
Mile Run: 4:40.97
3000m Steeplechase: 9:48.82 - school record
5000m: 16:20.56

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