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Matt Parham
 

Matt  Parham

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Richmond, Texas

High School:
Fort Bend Christian Academy

Height:
5-8

Experience:
3L

11/10/2016

Cross Country Men Lead Big 12 With Six On Academic Team

Bears have total of eight athletes honored by the conference for work in classroom.

11/10/2016

Cross Country Preps For NCAA South Central Region Championship

Men, women slated to run for regional titles Friday in Fayetteville, Ark.

10/27/2016

Cross Country Set For Big 12 Championship

Men, women slated to run for conference title Saturday in Lubbock, Texas.

09/29/2016

Cross Country Set For Notre Dame Invitational

Men, women to race Friday afternoon in Notre Dame, Ind.

09/17/2016

Cross Country Men Win Ken Garland Invitational

Bears have five runners in top-seven finishers to take team title Saturday.

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


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...Earned spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Baylor Dean's List recognition.

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 Twilight 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 and fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll. 

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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