2017 Indoors: Competed primarily in the 60m hurdles and the long jump... Made finals in the 60mH at the Clemson Invitational, Vanderbilt Invitational and Armory Invitational... placed fourth at Clemson in a personal-best 8.42... added a sixth-place result at the Armory... finished 16th at the SEC Championship, running 8.47... had her best long jump effort at the Armory, a PR mark of 18-10 3/4 to finish ninth... placed 25th in the long jump at the SEC meet. Outdoors: Ran the 100m hurdles three times, with a season-best 13.93 at the Gamecock Invitational... ran the 4x100m relay once during the regular season, part of a third-place effort at the USC Open... rejoined the 4x1 squad at the NCAA Championships, running the opening leg as the team finished in 44.65... the 14th-place result at nationals was good for a second-team All-America nod.
2016 Indoors: Ran her top 60m hurdles time at the conference championship, running 8.48 in the prelims to finish 16th... also had her top long jump at SECs, reaching 5.72 meters (18-11 1/4) to take 18th overall... had two top-10 finishes in the long jump, topped by a second-place finish at the USC Open #1. Outdoors: Ran her best 100m hurdles time at the Spec Towns Invite, crossing in 13.95 (4.5) for 11th place overall... competed in the long jump at one meet, reaching 5.66 meters (18-7) at the Shamrock Invite... also ran on the 4x100m and shuttle hurdle relay teams.
Won the state long jump title, helping to lead Western Branch to a state title in 2014... part of a shuttle hurdle relay team that set a new national record at the New Balance Nationals... three-time Shuttle Hurdle Relay champion at Outdoor Nationals, and 2015 Indoor Nationals champion in the event... 2014, 2015 Chesapeake Sports Club Best Female Athlete Award... 2014 Norfolk Sports Club Best Female Athlete Award... 2014 Portsmouth Sports Club Best Female Athlete Award... Western Branch High School Most Outstanding Female Athlete as a senior... All Region... High School All-American... also lettered in cross country.
Born Nov. 5, 1996... daughter of Scott and Debra Parks... has two younger siblings, Skylar and Justin... plans to major in retail management... also considered Ohio State, Kentucky, UNC, Florida, Florida State, Texas A&M, Oregon, but chose Carolina because of the team atmosphere, the facilities and the coaching staff.