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Krista Parks
Position: Distance/XC
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kentwood, Mich.
High School: East Kentwood HS
Major: Psychology (3.17 GPA)
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Krista Parks
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 01/20/2014

2014 (Outdoor Track and Field): Finished third in the 5000m run with a mark of 17:24.34 at the Lenny Lyles-Clark Wood Invitational (3/29) ... placed eleventh in the 5000m run with a mark of 17:05.95 at the Bison Outdoor Classic (4/13).

2014 (Indoor Track and Field): Finished fifthin the one mile run (5:15.49) at the Central Michigan Jack Skoog Open (1/17) ... finished sixts in the 5000m run (17:23.96) at the Gladstein Invitational (1/24) ... finished third in the 3000m run (10:04.24) at the EMU Triangular-Quad (2/1) ... placed fifth in the 5000m run with a mark of 17:00.80 at the GVSU Big Meet (2/14) ... placed seventh in the 3000m run (9:54.25) and ninth in the 5000m run (7:25.06) at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/28). 

2013 (Cross Country): First team All-MAC selection, earning All-MAC honors for the fourth-consecutive season ... Academic All-MAC selection ... finished runner-up with a time of 18:12 at the Jeff Drenth Memorial Race (8/30) ... finished eighth at the 6k Spartan Invitational in 21:32 (9/13) ... was the top female finisher for CMU, taking 47th with a time of 22:03 at the Roy Griak Invitational 6k (9/28) ... named MAC Runner of the Week (10/2) ... led CMU to a fourth place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational 5k placing seventh in a career-best 17:45.4 in the gold division (10/4) ... finished as the top female racer for CMU at the Indiana State Pre-National 6k Race with a time of 21:42 (10/19) ... placed seventh at the 6k MAC Tournament with a time of 21:31 (11/2) ... finished 50th at the 6k NCAA Great Lakes Regional Meet in a time of 21:36 (11/15).

2013 (Outdoor Track and Field):  Finished 7th with a personal best time (16.44.37) at the Penn Relays in the Olympic Development 5000m Race (4/26).

2012 (Cross Country): All-MAC First Team ... finished seventh in (17:59) at the 5K Badger Opener (9/7) ... finished 22nd (21:55) in the 6k MSU Spartan Invitational (9/14) ... finished 37th (22:20.2)  at the Roy Griak Invitational- 6k (9/29) ... ran a season best 21:40.8 at the Pre-National Meet-6K (10/13) ... finished 6th (21:52.1) at the 6K MAC Championship Meet (10/27).

2012 (Outdoor Track and Field): Won the 5,000m run in a career-best 17:15.17 at the Toledo Collegiate Challenge (3/31) ... finished 6th in the 1,500m run (4:44.13) at the Northwood Open (4/14) ... finished 21st in the 1,500m run in a career-best 4:42.54 at the Polytan Invitational (4/21) ... finished 12th in the 5,000m run in 16:56.92 at the Penn Relays (4/26) ... finished 5th in the 5,000m run (17:06.96) and 7th in the 10,000m run in a career-best 36:40.71 at the MAC Championships (5/10-5/12).

2012 (Indoor Track and Field): Finished second in the 3000m run (10:26.38) at the Chip Invite (1/13) ... finished 3rd in the 3000m run in 10:16.34 at the Red Simmons Invitational (1/21) ... finished 19th in the 5,000m run in 17:15.67 at the Meyo Invitational (2/4) ... finished 22nd in the mile run (5:02.59) at the GVSU Big Meet (2/11) ... finished 7th in the 5,000m run (17:29.37) and 10th in the 3,000m run in a career-best 10:03.55 at the MAC Championships (2/25).

2011 (Cross Country): Finished 59th (22:29) at the 6k Spartan Invitational (9/16) ... finished 39th (18:44) at the 5K Notre Dame Invitational (9/30) ... finished 100th (22:32) at the 6K Pre-Nationals (10/16) ... finished 10th at the 6K MAC Championship Meet with a season-best time of 21:24.6, earning Second-Team All-MAC honors (10/29) ... finished 49th (21:48.1) at the 6K NCAA Great Lakes Regional Meet (11/12).

2011 (Outdoor Track and Field): Raced in th 5,000m at the Stanford Invitational (3/25) ... finished runner-up (17:37.64) in the 5000m at the Bulldog Invite (4/9) ... set a new personal-best time of 17:15.90 at the Penn Relays (4/28) ... ran the 10,000m in 38:19.98 at the MAC Championships (5/12-5/14).

2011 (Indoor Track and Field): Redshirted.

2010 (Cross Country): Earned an All-MAC first team selection as she finished seventh at the MAC Championships with a time of 21:07.6 (6K) ... Finished 29th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship with a final time of 21:31.10 (6K) ... Placed 104th out of 261 runners at the NCAA Pre-National Meet in Terre Haute, Ind. (21:41.5 - 6K).

High School: Earned all-state honors in cross country twice while being named all-area three times and all-conference four times … earned all-state honors in track and field in 2010 … named all-conference three times in track and field … set the school-record in the 1600m … qualified for the state meet in track and field four times and cross country three times … lettered four times each in cross country and track and field.

Career Bests: Cross Country 6K (21:07.6); Cross Country 5K (17:45.4); 1500m (4:42.54); 1600m (5:02.45); 3000m run (9:54.90); 3200m (10:59.20); 5,000m (16:44.40); 10,000m run (36:40.71)