Cross Country

Kelly Parsons
Kelly  Parsons


Pleasanton, CA

High School:
Amador Valley HS



Cross Country Regular-Season Concludes

The Lion women took first and the men took second at the Titan Invitational Friday.


Cross Country Season Begins at Mark Covert Classic

Racing begins at 8:30 a.m. with the men's 8K, followed by the women's 5K at 9:15 a.m. at Carbon Canyon Regional Park.


Final Regular-Season Meet Set for Friday

LMU's men's and women's cross country teams head to the Titan Invitational on Friday evening to close out the regular season.


Four Top 10 Finishes at Vanguard Invite

LMU's men's cross country team took first place while the Lion women's team placed third.


Cross Country Back in Action at Vanguard Invite

LMU's 'B' squads kick off the month of October at the Vanguard Invitational in Costa Mesa Saturday.


XC | Mark Covert Classic - Sept. 5, 2015

Cross Country at Mark Covert Classic - Sept. 5, 2015


Cross Country at Mark Covert Classic - Aug. 30, 2014

Cross Country at Mark Covert Classic - Aug. 30, 2014 Photos by Jeff Golden


2013 WCC Cross Country Championships

2013 WCC Cross Country Championships in Malibu, Calif.

At LMU...

In cross country... competed in four meets... season best 5k was 18:58.13 at the Vanguard Invitational... season best 6k was 23:43 at the Stanford Invitational... In track... best times of 5:06.70 in the 1,500m at the LBSU Beach Invitational (Apr. 18), 10:41.61 in the 3,000m at the UCI Spring Break Invite (Mar. 21) and 18:25.42 in the 5,000m at the Ben Brown Invitational (Mar. 14)... times in the 3k and 5k were PRs...

In cross country... ran a 5k personal best of 18:21.12 at the 24th Annual Vanguard Invitational... 6k personal best at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational with a time of 21:53.3... placed 41st overall in 23:00 at the West Coast Conference Championships... In track... best times included 5:05.76 in the 1,500m at the Triton Invitational, 11:04.00 in the 3,000m at the West Coast Quadrangular and 11:45.98 in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Beach Invitational...

In cross country... ran in two 5k races... personal best of 18:58.2 at the Titan Invitational... ran in one 6k race... personal best of 24:19.3 at Triton Classic Invitational... in track... personal best in the 1500m with a time of 5:08.24 at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational... personal best in the 3000m with a time of 11:02.31 at the UCI Spring Break Invitational... personal best in the 5000m with a time of 18:53.59 at the LBSU Beach Invitational... set LMU `s second fastest time and personal best in 3k steeplechase with time of 11:47.99 at the Oxy Invitational...

High School...
Graduated from Amador Valley High School... ran varsity track four years under coaches Peter Scarpelli and Jason Oswalt... named All-EBAL as a senior... ran a personal-best 11:24 in the 3200m... named "Rising Star" for freshman and sophomore years... ran third fastest time in Amador Valley HS history in 3200m... 2012 Amador CIF Scholar Athlete of the Year... 2011 Track All-American in Junior Olympics... placed sixth in the nation in the steeplechase... ran varsity cross-country two years under coach Jason Oswalt... named All-EBAL during junior and senior seasons... 2011 Rookie of the Year... qualified for CIF state championships during senior year... holds nine individual Amador Valley HS top-ten records... played two seasons of water polo under coach Mark Docto... named Rookie of the Year (2008)... ... named to Amador Valley HS honor roll (four times)... received North Coast Section Scholar Athlete award (four years)... named North Coast Section Distinguished Scholastic Team Member (three years)... ran against teammate Kelli Sugimoto in high school... covered as a high school athlete by the Contra Costa Times, Tri Valley Herald, and Valley Times...

Kelly Anne Parsons was born July 5, 1994 in Walnut Creek, Calif., to parents Sally and Bill Parsons... mother played golf at Colorado State University... has one older brother, Ryan... volunteered with Special Olympics for Northern California, the Amador Valley High School Athletic Boosters Club and Open Heart Kitchen... considered the University of Oregon, University of Washington and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo before deciding to attend LMU... chose LMU because of its size, class sizes, location and the athletic distance program... Psychology major with a minor in Political Science...


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