Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan...parents are Dilworth and Laura Beth Parkinson...majoring in chemistry.
ran for Mountain View HS cross country team...National Merit Scholar for 4 years.
1995 | Freshman Year
finished in 108th place at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.
1999 | Sophomore Year
finished 10th overall and 2nd on the team at the BYU Triple Crown...ran 25:38 at the Pre-National Invitational to help BYU to an 8th-place finish in a field of 35 teams...ran 31:35 for 10K at the District meet to finish 3rd on the team and 21st overall as BYU finished in 3rd place...competed in the NCAA Championship meet.