Parker Calvert
Parker Calvert
Height: 6-3
Year: Fr.
Hometown: North Charleston, SC
High School: Stratford HS
Major: Wildlife and Fisheries Biology

FMU: First-year athlete at FMU....Team 2018 MVP....Can come in and make an impact immediately....Solid running foundation to build upon and improve at FMU....Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) 2018-19....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll 2018 (fall), 2019 (spring).

PERSONAL:

  • Born Parker Knight Calvert in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
  • Graduated of Stratford High School, where he ran under direction of coach Shane Sutherland
  • Earned All-Region honors as senior
  • Placed 14th at the 2017 AAAAA lower state championship cross country meet with a personal-best time of 17:05.3 in 5,000-meters
  • Went on to place 70th at the AAAAA state championship meet in Columbia with a time of 17:27
  • Team finished 13th at the 2017 AAAAA cross country state championships
  • Participated in the 2017 Shrine Bowl Run
  • Recipient of school’s Pace-Setter Award for 2017 and the Coach’s Award in 2015
  • During the 2018 track season, posted personal-best times of 2:07.47 in the 800-meters and 4:48.20 in the 1,600-meters
  • Ran a personal-best 10:14.68 in the 3,200-meters at the 7-AAAAA meet this past spring

PERSONAL FAVORITES:

  • As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up:  Professional Fishermen
  • Favorite Superhero: Iron Man
  • Favorite Athlete: Galen Rupp
  • Favorite Sports Team: New England Patriots
  • Favorite Movie or TV Show: American Made
  • Favorite Food: Surf and Turf
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Hilton Head Island
  • Instagram Account: @parker.calvert
  • Your Motivation Music: Reggae
  • Favorite Thing About FMU: The campus size
  • Favorite Off-Field Activity: Fishing and Frisbee
  • Goals for Upcoming Season: My 5K goal is 16:45; 8K goal is sub 28:30; 10K goal is 35:35
  • Interesting Notes: I am a direct descendant of Lord Baltimore Calvert; My great-great grandfather Henry Mouzon fought under Francis Marion’s command
  • Brush With Greatness: Completing the rank of Eagle Scout

 

Best 5K Time 18:17 at 2018 CCU Invitational
Best 8K Time 28:34 at 2018 Royals Cross Country Challenge