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2012 Men's Cross Country Roster

Mark Parrish

Tampa, Fla.

Track Events

i: 5,000m

o: 5,000m & 3,000m steeplechase & 10,000m



Collegiate Bests

8K: 23:34 (2013 Wisconsin adidas Invite, 10/19/13) – UF School Record

10K: 30:32.90 (2011 NCAA Championships, 11/21/11) – sixth-fastest 10K at NCAAs in UF history



2012 USTFCCCA All-South Region Selection

2012 All-SEC First Team

2011 USTFCCCA All-South Region Selection

2011 All-SEC First Team


2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll


2012: Named to the 2012 All-SEC First Team following his seventh-place finish (24:06.09) at the SEC Championship…Also a 2012 USTFCCCA All-South Region selection after turning in a fifth-place finish (30:40.2) in Tallahassee at the NCAA South Region Championships…Ran the fourth-fastest 8K in men’s program history at the time at Pre-Nationals, turning in a then-career-best 23:43.2 on the Louisville course…Was one of just two Gator men’s runners to compete at NCAAs, his second consecutive nationals appearance at Florida…Scored first for the Orange and Blue in five of six meets he competed in his junior season, including the Mountain Dew Invite, Pre-Nationals, SECs, the South Region Championship and Nationals, while turning in a third-place finish (and scoring third) at UF’s season-opening Western Carolina Invitational.


2011: Scored first for UF in four of the five meets he competed in during 2011 and ran UF’s fastest 8K and 10K races through the duration of the season…Finished first for the Gators at the Wisconsin adidas Invite, SECs, Regionals and Nationals…Picked up SEC Men’s Runner of the Week honors for his performance at the Wisconsin adidas Invite…Set a then-career best 8K time at SEC Championship, his first SEC Championship cross country appearance, with a 24:23.69, while finishing first for the Gators and third overall to pick up All-SEC first team honors…Additionally, set a personal best mark at the NCAA Championship with a 10K time of 30:32.9, the sixth-fastest time for a Florida male at the NCAA Championships…Finished the season with the sixth-fastest 8K and 10K times in the Southeastern Conference his sophomore year.


2010: Finished fourth in his first collegiate meet, the Mountain Dew Invitational, as the third UF scorer with a 24:58.3 8K time…Named the SEC Cross Country Male Freshman of the Week for his career-opening performance at UF’s Mountain Dew Invitational… Finished fourth for the Gators and placed 62nd overall at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational running at a time of 24:34.7… Finished fifth for the Gators and placed 115th overall at 2010 Pre-Nationals at Indiana State with a time of 25:02.5…Finished 27th overall and sixth for the Gators in first collegiate 10K race at the 2011 South Region Championships (31:13.38).


Prep: A distance runner from Chamberlain High School in Tampa, Fla. …Placed second at the 2009 FHSAA Class 4A State Cross Country Championships, following a third-place finish in 2008…Was named the St. Petersburg Times Hillsborough Country Cross Country Runner of the Year and earned the Ben Walker Outstanding Cross Country Runner Award…Had personal-best times of 4:22.65 (1,600m), 9:09.26 (3,200m) and 15:15 (XC 5K) entering his collegiate career.



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