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Matt Parham
 

Matt  Parham

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Richmond, Texas

High School:
Fort Bend Christian Academy

Height:
5-8

Event:
Distance

Experience:
3L

05/09/2017

Track & Field Has 19 Named to Academic All-Big 12 Team

Bears have 11 women's, eight men's athletes honored by Big 12 Conference.

03/31/2017

Obi Sets Triple Jump School Record

Senior jumper finishes second in record-setting fashion Friday in Austin.

03/19/2017

T&F Closes TCU Invitational With Three Event Wins

Men's squad produces three title-winning performances Saturday in Fort Worth.

02/25/2017

Track & Field Women Lead Big 12 Indoor After First Day

Rhodes wins pole vault title, four score in 5,000 meters to propel Bears.

02/25/2017

Track & Field Women Win First Big 12 Team Title

Bears set program records for points, event champions to clinch indoor crown.

• 2017 All-Big 12 Indoors (DMR)
• 2016 All-Big 12 Indoors (DMR)
• 2017 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (cross country)
• 2017 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (track)
• 2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (cross country)
• 2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (track)
• 2015 Academic All-Big 12 First Team (cross country)
• Four-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection


2017 Cross Country: Scoring runner in three of five meets he raced in during senior season…Had highest team finish at the NCAA South Central Regional Championships, serving as the second scoring runner and 39th overall with a time of 31:21.6 on the 10,000m course…Had sixth-place finish at Bear Twilight Invitational, running 18:23.2 and was the fourth scoring runner…Was fourth to cross the finish line at the Big 12 Championship, finishing 53rd overall with a time of 25:23.6…Also competed at the Joe Piane Invitational and Pre-Nationals for the Bears, finishing with times of 27:06.4 and 25:45.3, respectively…Earned third consecutive Academic All-Big 12 First Team honor.

2017 Track:
Earned All-Big 12 honors after running the first leg of BU’s sixth-place distance medley relay team at the Big 12 Indoor Championship…Recorded a time of 10:05.62 to secure second-straight all-conference accolade in the distance medley relay…Individually, placed 16th in the mile at the Charlie Thomas Invitational (4:25.48)…Ran in five outdoor meets, competing in the 800 and 1,500 meters…Ran a season-best 4:02.96 at the Baylor Invitational…Finished third at the Roadrunners Invitational with a time of 4:03.41…Placed 11th in his only meet running the 800 meters, clocking 2:00.55 at the TCU Invitational…Ran the third leg of the distance medley relay at the Texas Relays, helping BU place third (9:57.22)…Named to Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

2016 Cross Country: Competed in five meets, tallying four scoring performances...Placed 47th at Big 12 Championship in 8K time of 26:50.8 to be BU's fifth and final scorer at conference...Was fourth runner to cross for BU at Notre Dame Invitational, taking 147th in five-mile time of 25:29.9...Had season-high finish of seventh at Ken Garland Invitational, finishing four-mile course in 20:28.1 to help Bears to team title as fifth runner...Opened season by taking 15th at Bear Twlight Invitational in 4K time of 12:33.8...Ended season with 84th-place showing at NCAA South Central Regional, completing 10,000-meter course in 32:50.1...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team. 2016 Track: Earned career-first All-Big 12 honor by running opening leg for BU's seventh-place distance medley relay squad at Big 12 Indoor Championship...Enjoyed four-meet indoor season...Set PR with time of 4:24.22 in mile at league meet to be 10th in prelim action...Finished eighth in 3,000 meters at Tyson Invitational with personal-best time of 8:42.31...Competed in six outdoor meets with personal-best 3:57.07 in 1,500 meters at Big 12 Outdoor Championship to be 17th in prelims...Ran 800 meters at season-opening TCU Invitational, placing 22nd at 3:57.07...Was third leg on 4x1600-meter relay quartet that placed 11th at Drake Relays...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List.

2015 Cross Country: Ran in seven meets, producing scoring performances in four races...Helped BU place second at both Bear Twilight Invitational and Gerald Ritchey Invitational by finishing 12th and sixth, respectively...Logged season-best 8,000-meter time of 25:14.3 at Stanford Invitational...Was BU's fourth runner to cross at Big 12 Championships with time of 26:08.4 to be 45th...Tallied the final scoring points at NCAA South Central Regional with 10K-time of 31:57.7 to finish 57th...Earned spot on Academic All-Big 12 first team...Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2015 Track: Did not compete in any meets...Named to spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2014 Cross Country: Ran in four meets...Had season-best 5,000-meter time and top finish (15:50.7, 14th) at UTA Season Opener...Secured season-best 8K-time of 26:33.6 at Chili Pepper Festival to be 173rd...Placed 75th at Big 12 Championships in 8,000-meter time of 27:13.7...Named to fall Baylor Dean's List and Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

High School: Competed in track and field and cross country for two years for head coach Jason Williamson at Fort Bend Christian Academy...Won Texas TAPPS 4A state title in 800-meter run in 2013...Recorded three runner-up state finishes in cross country (2013), 800 meters (2014) and 1,600 meters (2013)...Took fifth-place at USATF National meet in 1,500 young men category...Produced school-record marks in both 800 (1:55.34) and 1,500-meter (4:03.02) events...Was two-time Academic All-State in both cross country and track.

Personal: Parents are Gordon and Veronica Parham...Has one brother, Gordon, and one sister, Anna...Majoring in pre-med/biology.

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