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Johnathan Parks
Position: Hurdles/Sprints
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 175
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Douglasville, Ga.
High School: Chapel Hill H.S.
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Johnathan Parks Biography
Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
Release: 11/25/2010

2012 Outdoor: Earned a fourth place finish in the 400 m hurdles at 2013 Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships after crossing the finish line at 54.40, a season best time for the sophomore … Recorded the ninth quickest 110 m hurdles time at Big South Championships at 15.16 … Ran a season best time of 15.09 in the 110 m hurdles at the 2012 Carolina’s Cup to finish in third place in the event … Also finished third in the 400 m hurdles at the Winthrop Invitational with a time of 54.62 … Set personal best times in the 100 m (11.06) and 200 m (22.64) dash at the Coastal Carolina Invitational … Led off GWU’s sixth place 4x100 m relay at the Carolina’s Cup, helping the team achieve a season best time of 42.40 … Also led off the sixth place 4x100 m relay team at the Big South Championship meet (42.75) … Ran the second leg on the third place 4x400 m relay at the Winthrop Invitational which finished in a season best 3:17.74

2011-12 Indoor: Set a personal best time in the 60 m Hurdles at 2011-12 Big South Conference Indoor Championships with a time of 8.28 ... Finished second in the event to earn All-Big South honors ... Finished in 14th place in the 60 m Hurdles at the Dick Clark Invitational, crossing the finish line with a time of 8.49 ... Finished 21st in the 200m Dash at the Dick Clark Invitational with a time of 23.65 sec ... Finished the 60m Hurdles in 8.57 at the Tiger Paw Invitational ... Placed 21st at this event

2011 Outdoor: Recorded a fourth-place finish in the 400 meter hurdles with a personal best time of 54.87 at the 2011 Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... A member of the 4x400 meter relay team that crossed the finish line in fourth-place with a time of 3:19.41 at the conference championship meet ... Also a member of the 4x100 meter unit that picked up a sixth-place finish with a time of 42.95 at the conference championships ... Picked up a 12th-place finish in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 16.13 at the Big South meet ... One leg of the 4x400 meter relay team that placed third with a time of 3:21.86 at the Carolina's Cup ... Also ran the first leg for the 4x100 meter relay team that turned in a fourth-place finish with their time of 42.54 at the Carolina's Cup ... Earned a fourth-place finish with a personal best time of 15.08 in the 110 meter hurdles event at the Carolina's Cup ... Placed ninth overall in the 400 meter hurdles with his time of 54.82 at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic ... Also helped the 4x400 meter relay team to a 10th-place finish at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic with a time of 3:20.48 ... Ran the opening leg for the 4x100 meter relay team that took first-place at the Asics/Winthrop Invitational with a time of 43.24 ... Recorded a 12th-place finish in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 55.34 and posted a 19th-place finish in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.36 at the 49er Classic ... Turned in a time of 56.77 to place 14th overall in the 400 meter hurdles at the Billy Hayes Invitational ... Turned in a time of 14.86 in the 110 meter hurdles event to take 19th overall at the 2011 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in late June.

2010-11 Indoor: Was top-10 in two events at the 2010-11 Big South Conference Indoor Championships, finishing sixth in the 200 meter dash (22.68) and 10th in the 60 meter hurdles (8.37) ... Recorded a personal best time of 22.47 seconds in the prelims of the 200 meter dash at the Big South Championships ... Provided a crucial leg for the 4x400 meter relay team which finished fourth at the Big South Championships (3:21.46) ... Finished third in the 55 meter hurdles at the Appalachian Opener with a time of 7.74 seconds ... Finished ninth in the 200 meter dash (22.74) and 18th in the 60 meter hurdles (8.46) at the Tiger Paw Invitational ... Came in sixth in the 200 meter dash (22.85) and 12th in the 60 meter hurdles (8.74) in addition to helping the 4x400 meter relay team (3:25.79) finish third at the Liberty Open ... Was a part of the fifth-place 4x400 meter relay team at the Appalachian Collegiate Indoor (3:29.94) ... Took 11th-place at the Appalachian Opener in the 200 meter dash, crossing the finish line in a time of 22.71 seconds ... Competed in two events at the Appalachian Collegiate Indoor, placing 13th in both the 55 meter hurdles (8.07) and the 400 meter dash (51.67) ... Took 19th in the 60 meter hurdles at the Niswonger Invitational, finishing with a time of 8.57 seconds.

High School: Attended and lettered at Chapel Hill High School ... A four-time state qualifier ... A two-time All-State Team selection ... Was the Region Champion in the 300 meter hurdles as a senior and a junior ... Also a Region Champion in the 110 meter hurdles as a junior ... Won the Best Hurdler Award twice ... Was a state runner up as a senior ... Part of the 2008 State Championship Team as a junior ... Awarded 110 High Hurdles Track Man of the Year Award from the Atlanta Metro Track Organization ... Competed in the New Balance Nationals ... Invited to the Golden West Invitational ... Placed third in the regional meet in North Carolina in the 400 meter hurdles ... A Wendy's High School Heisman Finalist ... A National Beta Club and National Society of High School Scholars members ... Recorded personal best times of 14.11 in the 110 meter hurdles, 54.12 in the 400 meter hurdles, 22.2 in the 200 meters and 49.3 in the 400 meters ...  Also lettered in football.

Personal: Johnathan David Parks was born on June 12, 1992 in Atlanta, Ga. ... Son of Byrus Parks and Geneva Mason ... Has three younger siblings ... Attended Chapel Hill High School ... Intends to major in Health & Wellness.

 


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