Patrick Parsel
Patrick  Parsel


Carmel Valley, Calif.

High School:
Carmel HS '04

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 120

Exercise Biology


Aggies head to Stanford with heavy hearts

UC Davis toes the line for the first time since the loss of their teammate

2007: Aggies' top finisher in two of his five appearances, including Big West Conference Championship (20th)... Opened season with 11th-place showing at Washington Sundodger Invite... Other scoring finishes where No. 2 at Stanford Invite (53rd), No. 3 at Santa Clara Invite (30th) and No. 4 at NCAA West Regional (88th).

2006: Redshirted... Raced at Aggie Open as an unattached competitor, placing 8th (25:45.7).

2005: ALL-DIV. I INDEPENDENT, placing 10th at championship meet... Appeared in all seven meets, scoring points in all five team competitions... Finished as Aggies' top runner in two meets: 4th at Santa Clara (25:02.57) and 21st at Pacific Association/USATF West Regional (32:15)... Was team's No. 2 finisher at Willamette (37th).

2004: Competed in six meets, scoring team points in all four regular-season competitions... Made collegiate debut by placing 7th (26:10.6) at Aggie Open... Finished 15th at D-I Independent Championships.

UC DAVIS TRACK & FIELD: Saw limited action in 2008, making one finish each in 1,500 and 5,000... Competed in one indoor meet in 2007, recording 5K time of 14:55.22... Had Aggies' top 3,000 time with 8:34.04 at Arizona State Invite... Hit season-best 5,000 time of 14:55.51 during Aggie Open... Ran team's best 10K time as a redshirt freshman in 2006, posting 30:30.45 at Oregon Invite... That mark ranks 9th in school outdoor record book... Finished 7th in fourth race of 5,000 at Stanford Distance Carnival (14:34.96)... Won 3K during Causeway Classic dual, running season-best 8:40.37... Redshirted in 2005.

CARMEL HS '04: Finished 4th (15:52) at the CIF Div. IV state 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... 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.

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