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Marcus Parker

Marcus Parker - Track & Field - Clemson University Athletics
Position:
Short Sprints
Height:
5'9"
Class:
Sr./Sr.
Hometown:
Phoenix, Ariz.
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Career Accolades

Awards & Accolades

  • All-American in the 200m after qualifying for the 2020 NCAA Indoor Championships.
  • ACC Champion in the 200m at the 2020 ACC Indoor Championships.

All-American

  • 4x100m (O) – 5th – 2021
  • 200m (I) – 2020

All-ACC

  • 200m (I) – 1st  – 2020
  • 4x100m (O) – 2nd – 2021
  • 200m (O) – 3rd – 2019
  • 200m (O) – 3rd – 2021
  • 200m (I) – 4th – 2019
  • 100m (O) – 5th – 2021
  • 100m (O) – 6th – 2019

Clemson All-Time Top 10 Rankings

  • No. 2 – 300m (I) – 33.20
  • No. 3 – 200m (I) – 20.70
  • No. 6 – 200m (O) – 20.33

Season Highlights

2021 Outdoor Season

  • Earned first-team All-America honors as a member of the Tigers’ 4x100m relay.
    • The team ran 38.94 to qualify for the final, and 38.96 during the final. These were the team’s two best times that season.
    • Parker ran the second leg of the relay in the semifinals and final.
  • At the NCAA Preliminary East Region meet (May 26-29), Parker contested the 200m, 4x100m, and 4x400m.
    • Parker ran a wind-aided 20.34 to qualify for NCAA’s during the quarterfinal-round of the 200m.
    • Helped the team in the 4x100m by running the second leg and running 39.15.
    • Ran the third leg of the team’s 4x400m relay, as the team ran 3:07.21.
  • At the ACC Outdoor Championships, (May 13-15), Parker contested the 100m, 200m, 4x100m, and 4x400m.
    • In the 100m, Parker finished fifth overall after running 10.35. Parker ran 10.49 during the prelims.
    • In the 200m, Parker finished third overall after running 20.50. Parker ran 20.69 during the prelims.
    • In the 4x100m, Parker ran the second leg, helping his team finish second overall and run 39.17.
    • In the 4x400m, Parker ran the third leg, helping his team finish in 3:09.44.
  • Made his individual outdoor debut for Clemson at the FSU Relays (March 25-26), contesting both the 100m and 200m.
  • In the 100m at FSU, Parker broke 10.20 for just the second time in his career, running a wind-aided 10.19.
  • In the 200m at FSU, Parker ran 20.76 to win the event.
  • Ran a wind-legal time of 20.70 for 200m at the Florida Relays (April 2-3).
  • Won the 100m (10.40) and 200m (20.35) during the USC Open (April 17).
    • Parker’s time in the 200m served as a season’s best.

2021 Indoor Season

  • Had exhausted all eligibility indoors prior to the 2020-21 indoor season.

2019-20 Indoor Season

  • Was crowned ACC Champion in the indoor 200 meters after running 20.84.
  • Ran the third-fastest time in Clemson history, 20.70, for the men’s 200 meters at the Tiger Paw Invitational (Feb. 15).
  • Ranked No. 6 in the NCAA — and No. 8 in the world — entering the NCAA Championships for the 200 meters.
  • Went undefeated in the 200 meters this season, winning three regular-season competitions and being the top finisher in his preliminary round and finals heat at the ACC Indoor Championships.
  • Set the indoor 300m school record at the Clemson Opener (Dec. 7), running 33.20.
  • Ranked No. 12 in the world for his result in the 300m in December.
  • Tied his personal-best in the 60m dash by running 6.67 at the South Carolina Invitational (Feb. 7-8).
  • Was a part of Clemson’s 4×400 meter relay on three occasions this season.
  • Competed in seven meets during the season, contesting the 60m, 200m, and 300m.
  • Parker won six individual races this season.
  • Parker took to the track 16 times to contest an individual event. Parker would be the top finisher in nine of those races. He would finish within the top-5 on 15 occasions and was a top-10 finisher for all 16 races.

2018-19 Full Season Highlights

  • Was an NCAA Outdoor Championships Qualifier in the 200m and 4x100m.
  • Was an NCAA East Regional Qualifier for the 200m, 4x100m, 4x400m
  • Set personal bests in the 100m and 200m — running 10.28 and 20.33, respectively — at the Gamecock Invitational Outdoor (April 13).
  • Mid-year transfer from Eastern New Mexico University

Prior to Clemson

  • Division II All-American in 100m and 200m dashes while at Eastern New Mexico University
  • 2018 NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships runner-up in the 200m dash
  • Placed third at 2018 NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships in 100m dash
  • Achieved PR in the 100m dash at the 2018 Texas Relays, where he clocked 10.17
  • PR’d in the 200m dash with a time of 20.36 seconds at the West Texas A&M Invitational
  • Attended Centennial High School in Peoria, Ariz.

Personal

  • Graduated with a degree in Communications following the 2021 Spring Semester.