Krista Parks
Krista  Parks


Kentwood, Mich.

High School:
East Kentwood HS


Psychology (3.17 GPA)


Chippewas Head to MAC Championships at Ohio University

Devene Brown is among the many Chippewas who enter the MAC Championships with high hopes of earning a title.

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 11th in the 5000m run with a mark of 17:05.95 at the Bison Outdoor Classic (4/13) ... finished 12th in the 10000m run with a mark of 35:02.54 at the Penn Relays (4/24) ... placed third in the 10000m run (35:15.32) and eighth in the 5000m run (17:10.42) at the MAC Outdoor Championships (5/15).

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 (9:54.25); 3200m (10:59.20); 5,000m (16:44.37); 10,000m run (35:02.54).

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