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

FMU: Returning letterman....2019 Peach Belt Conference Team of Academic Distinction....Team 2018 MVP....Team's top finisher in 4 of 7 meets as a freshman....Two Top-20 showings....Placed 55th at the 2018 PBC Championship Meet and 129th at the 2018 NCAA II Southeast Regional Championships....Ran the squad's top 8K time for 2018 (28:34 at Jaguar Invitational)....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....Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll 2019....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll 2018 (fall), 2019 (spring).

PERSONAL:

  • Born Parker Knight Calvert in Charleston, 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
  • Nickname is Ligma

PERSONAL FAVORITES:

  • As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: As a child I wanted to be a crain operator.
  • Favorite Superhero: Swamp Thing
  • Favorite Athlete: Joey Chestnut 
  • Favorite Sports Team: Clemson Spikeball team or FMU XC
  • Favorite Movie or TV Show: Paw Patrol
  • Favorite Food: Bean Sandwiches 
  • Favorite Vacation Spot: Chugwater, Wyomming 
  • Instagram Account: parker.calvert
  • Your Motivation Music: Taylor Swift/ Dj Mustard 
  • Favorite Thing About FMU: My favorite thing about FMU is the friendly cats and the senic forest environment
  • Favorite Off-Field Activity: My favorite Off-Field activity is whittling/woodworking
  • Goals for Upcoming Season: My season goals are, 27:30 8k but at least sub 28. Sub 17 for the 5K
  • Why you first chose your sport: When i was small really competitive and liked cars/machinery so I thought it would be fun to race other kids
  • The biggest mental challenge to you improving faster: My biggest mental challenge is thinking I go out way too slow and let it discourage me
  • Interesting Notes: I once rode a giraffe and an elephant in the same day. I can go upside down on one hand and do upside down pushups while drinking water

 

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