- Daniel Parker
- Orlando, Fla.
- Boone High School
Major: Master's in Electrical Engineering
Track Events: 3,000m, 5,000m, Steeple, 10,000m
Cross Country All-South Region - 2002, 2005
Cross Country All-SEC - 2002
Cross Country SEC Co-Freshman of the Year - 2002
SEC Honor Roll - 2006
USTFCCCA Academic Award - 2006
Three top-10 finishes (best of second) and six career victories on the track ... Has personal bests of 24:27 (8K), 24.33 (5-mile), 30:53.36 (10K), 4:18.19 (iMile), 8:12.59 (i3,000m), 14:29.43 (i5,000m), 3:54.79 (o1,500m), 14:09.04 (o5,000m), 8:54.38 (o3,000m steeple), 14:09.04 (o5,000m) and 30:29.31 (o10,000m).
2005: Competed in six meets for the Gators after taking essentially two years off from cross country … Scored in five of the six meets … Ran a career-best 5-mile time of 24:33 to score for the Gators at the Notre Dame Invitational … Ran a career-best time of 24:27 as Florida's fourth finisher at the highly competitive Pre-NCAA Invitational … Florida's second finisher at the South Region Championship to finish 15th overall and earn all South Region honors with his career-best 10K time of 30:53.36.
2004: Red-shirt season.
2003: Competed in one race.
2002: Florida's most consistent runner ... Was the first Gator finisher in four of six meets and scored in every meet ... Earned All-SEC honors with his 13th place finish at the SEC Championships in Gainesville ... Named the SEC Co-Freshman of the Year for his performances throughout the season ... Began his collegiate career with a second- place finish at the FSU Invitational ... Earned his second top-10 finish at the Gator Invitational, finishing fifth with a time of 25:06.69 ... Set a career-best time of 24:47.2 to be the only Gator to finish in the top 50 at the Pre-NCAA Invitational.
Track Highlights: Won the steeplechase at the 2005 Florida Relays with a regional qualifying time of 9:06.51 … Ran the third leg of the winning 4x1,500m relay at the 2004 Florida Relays … Earned points for Florida with a fourth place finish in the steeple at the 2005 SEC Championship … Won the 2003 Florida Relays 5,000m with a time of 14:23.61 ... Picked up his second collegiate track win at the 2003 Texas Invitational, winning the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 9:05.37 ... Scored for the Gators at the 2003 SEC Championships with an eighth-place finish in the steeple ... Finished third in the 10,000m at the 2003 USA Championships, earning a spot on the U.S. Junior National Team ... Competed in the Junior Pan American games in Bridgetown, Barbados and finished fifth in the 10,000m ... Also ran on the 2003 Florida Relays 4x1500 Champion team with Moise Joseph, Shane Stroup and Steve Zieminski.
Prep: 2001 Florida High School Cross Country Champion ... Set Boone High School records in the 1,600m, 3,200m, 3-mile and 5K ... Also won the 3,200m at the state high school championships ... Twice placed second in the 1,600m ... National Merit Scholarship Recipient ... Valedictorian of his high school class ... Named a Central Florida Scholar-Athlete ... Florida Dairy Farmers Scholar-Athlete ... Won numerous academic accolades in math and science.