Rusty Parker
Rusty Parker
Height: 6-1
Year: Junior
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
High School: Dana Hills HS
Position: Middle Distance

UC Santa Barbara
Set a new personal best in the 2010 season by running 1:51.02 in the 800m and placing third at the Big West Challenge Cup...This time puts him 10th on the all-time 800m list for the Gauchos...Also set a new personal best in the 1500m at the Mt. SAC relays with a time of 3:54.54.

Ran his fastest 800m time of the season at Cal/Nevada, where he clocked a 1:55.49...A week later he set a seasonal best in the 1500m at the Cal Poly Invitational, clocking a 4:03.71...Was first in Section 2 of the 800m at the Big West Challenge Cup, crossing the line in 1:55.78.

High School
Competed in the South Coast League of the CIF-SS Div. I... Was all-league in cross country in 2006 and 2007...A member of the Dana Hills cross country squad that captured the 2007 Division I State Championship...Also a member of the distance medley and 4x800m relay squads that set school records...Held times of 1:55.25 in the 800m, 4:29 in the 1600m, and 16:02 on the Woodward Park course...Scholar-athlete.

Parker is majoring in film & media studies...The son of Russ and Karen Parker...Has an older sister, Paige, and a younger brother, Nash...Enjoys surfing, jamming, and kung fu and zombie movies.

Collegiate Career Bests
800m -  1:51.02 
(Big West Challenge Cup, 4/9/2010)
1500m - 3:54.54 
(Mt. SAC, 4/15/2010)