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Ross Parsons
Position: Sprints
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: DeWitt, Mich.
High School: DeWitt HS
Major: Integrated Science (3.44 GPA)
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Ross Parsons
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 05/14/2012

Member of the indoor school-record 4x400m relay team (3:14.19).

2012 (Outdoor Track and Field): Finished 18th in the 100m dash (10.89) and ran a leg of the 7th-place 4x400m relay team (3:14.55) and the 12th-place 4x100m relay team (41.86) at the LSU Relays (3/24) ...finished runner-up in the 200m dash (21.96), 4th in the 400m dash (49.82), ran a leg of the runner-up 4x400m relay team (3:16.78) and the 3rd-place 4x100m relay team (42.43) at the Toledo Collegiate Challenge (3/31) ... finished 5th in the 100m dash in a (10.65) and 6th in the 200m (21.75) at the Western Kentucky Hilltopper Relays (4/14) ... finished 3rd in the 100m dash in a career-best time of 10.57 and ran a leg of the winning 4x400m relay team (3:14.26) at the Al Owens Classic (4/21) ... won the 200m dash (22.36), finished runner-up in the 100m dash (10.93) and ran a leg of the winning 4x100m relay team (41.8) at the Lyle Bennett Open (4/28) ... finished 5th in the 100m dash finals (10.75) and the 200m dash finals (21.53) after running a career-best 21.391 in the prelims, and ran legs of the 4th-place 4x100m relay team (41.35) and 4x400m relay team (3:17.47) at the MAC Championships (5/10-5/12).

2012 (Indoor Track and Field): Finished 4th in the 300m (35.43) and ran a leg of the 4x400m relay (3:16.93) at the GVSU Lakers Early Bird (12/2) … finished runner-up in the 60m dash (6.96) and ran a leg of the 1600m relay (3:25.42) at the Chip Invite (1/13) ... finished runner-up in the 200m dash (22.22) and 3rd in the 60m dash (6.93) at the Jack Harvey Invitational (1/21) ... finished 11th in the 60m dash (6.93) at the Meyo Invitational (2/4) ... finished runner-up in the gold division 200m dash (21.90) and 11th in the gold division 60m dash (7.00) at the Akron Invitational (2/11) ... ran a leg of the school-record breaking 4x400m relay team (3:14.19) that finished runner-up, and finished 3rd in the 200m dash (21.752) and 4th in the 60m dash (6.86) at the MAC Championships (2/25).

2011 (Outdoor Track and Field): Won the 100m (10.90), finished runner-up in the 200m (22.06) and ran a leg on the winning 4x100m relay team at the Black and Gold meet (3/26) ... won the 100m (10.75) and ran a leg on the winning 4x400m relay team at the Toledo Collegiate Challenge (4/2) ... finished sixth in the 200m (22.05), eighth in the 100m (10.70) and ran a leg on the 4x100m and 4x400m relays, both finishing third at the Mid-Major Challenge (4/8-4/9) ... won the 200m with a time of 21.56 and finished runner-up in the 100m with a time of 10.76 at the Lenny Lyles Invitational (4/22) ... also ran a leg on the second-place 4x100m relay team (41.71) ... won the 100m (11.08) and the 200m (21.88) at the Lyle Bennett Open (4/30) ... finished fourth in the 100m (wind-aided 10.52) and 200m (21.33) at the MAC Championships (5/12-5/14) ... also ran a leg on the second-place 4x400m relay team and anchor on the fourth-place 4x100m relay team.

2011 (Indoor Track and Field): Won the 60m dash with a time of 6.94 at the Chippewa Open (12/3) ... 4x400 team finished first with a time of 3:27.95 ... took third in the 60m dash at the Chip Invite (1/14) with a 6.88 ... won the 200m dash with a time of 22.08 and finished seventh in the 60m dash with a time of 6.87 at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (1/22) ... finished 11th in the 60m dash after setting a career-best in the prelims (6.85) ... also took 10th in the 200m dash with a time of 22.15 ... took eighth in the 200m after posting a time of 22.04 ... finished fifth in the 60m dash (6.86) and eighth in the 200m dash (22.43) at the MAC Indoor Championships (2/25-2/26).

High School: Won state titles in both the 100m and 200m in 2010 … won a state title indoors as a member of the 4x200m relay … finished fourth in the 100m and fifth in the 200m at the 2009 state meet … named to the MITCA state dream team in 2010 … won the 100m and 200m at the Greater Lansing Honor Roll Meet of Champions in 2010 … set school records in the 100m and 200m … lettered four times in track and field and twice in football … graduated with a 3.75 GPA.

Career Bests: 60m (6.85); 100m (10.57); 200m (21.391); 300m (35.43); 400m (49.74).