Patrick Parsel
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Carmel Valley, Calif.

High School:
Carmel HS '04

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 130

Position:
Distance

Major:
Sociology

2008: Appeared in two early-season meets... Ran 5,000 of 15:25.76 during UC Davis home quad meet, then competed in 1,500 (4:05.49) in UC Santa Barbara Dual the following week.

2007: Saw limited action, appearing in three March meets... Finished 2nd in 5,000 (14:55.51) to launch year in Aggie Open... Later had team's season-best 8:34.04 in 3,000 at ASU Invitational... Competed indoors at Husky Classic, posting 5K time of 14:55.22, 3rd in school history and fastest since 2004.

2006: Finished 5th in 10,000 (32:38.76) at Div. I Independent Championships... Had posted 30:30.45 at Oregon Invitational three weeks prior, 9th in Aggie record book... Competed in 5,000 three times, including 10th (16:15.38) at D-I Independents... Best 5K was 14:34.96 at Stanford... Raced in 1,500 in both dual meets, winning Causeway Classic with season-best 8:40.37.

2005: Redshirted.

CROSS COUNTRY: Finished 19th at Big West Conference Championship as a senior in 2008... Opened that season with individual win in Aggie Open... Also team's top finisher at Stanford Invite (38th overall)... Team's top finisher in two meets during 2008 season, including Big West Conference Championship (20th)... Opened season with 11th-place showing at Washington Sundodger Invite... Redshirted in 2006... Ran unattached at Aggie Open, placing 8th (25:45.7)... Appeared in all seven meets as a sophomore in 2005... Earned All-Div. I Independent honors with 10th-place showing... Was Aggies' top finisher at Santa Clara, placing 4th overall... Raced in six meets in 2004, including D-I Independent Championships and USATF club nationals... Opened season with 7th-place performance at Aggie Open.

CARMEL HS '04: Twice qualified for state track meet in 3,200, finishing 6th (9:11.15) as a senior... Set school 2-mile record... Went undefeated in league meets... Finished 4th (15:52) at the CIF Div. IV state cross country championships as a senior... Captured 2nd (15:41) at Central Coast Section... Team won every meet in 2003, including league, section and state... Set Mission Trail Athletic League record at Toro Park... Earned All-MTAL honors for three straight years.

PERSONAL: Born in Los Angeles, Calif.... Majoring in exercise biology... Mother is Val Parsel... Uncle, David Parsel, ran cross country at Orange Coast College... If not for cross country and track, would like to join UC Davis cycling club.