The Boilermakers had a strong opening weekend after winning 25 total events.
2015: Competed in eight meets ... part of winning 4x800m relay team from the Purdue/IU Dual ... ran a season best in the 400m of 1:01.03 at the Rankin/Poehlein Invite ... finished seventh in the 600m at the Gene Edmonds Cup ... member of third-place 4x400m relay team at Gene Edmonds Cup.
2014: Competed in four indoor meets and two outdoor meets ... placed fourth in the 600m at the Mastodon Opener with a time of 1:42.65 ... PR in the 600m stands at 1:36.31 ... also participated in the 4x400m, 800m and 400m.
2013: Had a season-best time of 1:02.22 in the 400m dash at the Mississippi State Conference Challenge, where she finished 13th ... took sixth at the Fred Wilt Invite in the 600m run.
2012: Placed third in the 400 meter dash at the Boilermaker Invite (2/18). Took first in the 600 meter run with a time of 1:37.64 at the Indiana University Dual Meet (1/14) and third in the event at the Gene Edmunds Cup (1/21) and the Boilermaker Invitational (1/7). Recorded a time of 1:00.90 at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (3/30-3/31). Part of the 4x400 relay team that placed first at Hoosier Hills (2/11), the Purdue Invitational (1/7) and the Boilermaker Invite (2/18). Placed second at the Purdue Open (4/27-4/28) in the 800 meter run.
High School:Four year letterwinner in track and two in soccer ... named the track team's Outstanding Spring Athlete as a freshman ... also played soccer that year ... won the track team's Coach's Award as a sophomore ... was the League Champion in the 400m and the 4x400m ... won the track Coach's Award as a junior ... was named Second Team All-Conference in soccer ... awarded the track team's Coach's Award as a senior ... league champion in the 4x400m ... named First Team All-Conference in soccer in her final high school season ... track team won the league her sophomore and junior seasons ... was a member of the National Honors Society.
Personal: Alexandra Parks was born on May 31, 1993, to parents Chris and Janice Parks ... has one younger brother, Austin ... enjoys reading and scrapbooking in her spare time ... plans to major in psychology and obtain a job in human resources after graduation.