Born August 1986 in Provo, Utah ... parents are Lindon and Debra Parks ... married to Dustin of the men's cross country team ... majoring in home and family living.
Earned a combined five varsity letters in cross country and track and was named all-state in each ... helped Vikings to a runner-up 4A state track finish in 2004 and competed in the middle distance races and 4x400-meter and medley relays.
Transfer from Southern Utah University: 2004 - Earned first-team all-conference in cross country, indoor (3000m) and outdoor (3000m steeplechase) track and field ... helped team to a cross country title as a freshman ... among the top-10 all-time SUU athletes in the 1500m, 3000m steeplechase, 5k and 6k.
BEST TIMES: 1500m - 4:34, 3000m - 9:57, 3000m steeplechase - 10:36, 5k - 17:20, 6k - 21:55
2006 | Junior Year
Participated in her first race at BYU in the BYU Autumn Classic, finishing 17th with a time of 19:29.6 ... ran at the Great American Invitational, placing 16th ... finished 14th at Disney World in 18:37.84 ... ran in the open race at the Pre-National meet, placing 18th ... earned a 16th place finish at the MWC Championships with a time of 22:08.7 ... ran at the Mt. Region meet in 21:55.6 ... named to the Fall 2006 Academic All-MWC team.
2007 | Senior Year
Ran in the BYU Autumn Classic, finishing 15th with a 5k time of 18:29.7 ... finished in fourth place at the Big Wave Invitational with a 4k time of 14:48 ... competed in the Bill Dellinger Invitational, finishing 43rd with a 6k time of 21:21 ... ran at Pre-Nationals finishing the 6k race in 104th place with a time of 21:48.1 ... finished 9th at the MWC Championships with a 6k time of 21:50 ... second-team ALL-MWC for her performance at the MWC Championships ... placed 32nd at the NCAA Mountain Regional Championships, completing the 6k course in 21:55.8 ... placed 165th at the NCAA National Championships with a 6k time of 22:01.8.