LSU Gold
San Antonio, Texas
High School
John Paul Stevens HS

Events: 60M (6.66), 100M (10.23), 200M (21.05)

Graduated from LSU in May 2013 with his degree in sport administration … Finished his collegiate career tied as the No. 4-ranked 60-meter sprinter in program history with an indoor personal best of 6.66 seconds set at the LSU Twilight during his junior season in 2012 … Ran a career-best time of 10.28 in the 100-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor Championships in 2011 … A two-time finalist in the 100 meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships, placing fifth in 2012 and eighth in 2011 … A two-time NCAA Championship qualifier in the 100 meters in his four seasons with the Tigers … Advanced to the national quarterfinals as a junior in 2012 … A member of LSU’s 4×100-meter relay team in the NCAA semifinals in 2011.

Opened the 2013 indoor season with a runner-up finish in the 60-meter dash at the Texas A&M Triangular after running 6.76 in his first race of the year … Matched that performance with a time of 6.76 in a fifth-place finish at the Razorback Invitational … Clocked a seasonal-best time of 6.68 in a runner-up finish at the Armory Collegiate Invitational after advancing to the final with a qualifying time of 6.74 … Placed 30th in the 60-meter prelims at the SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships with a time of 7.03 … Made two appearances for the Tigers during the outdoor season … Placed 14th in the 200 meters at the Battle on the Bayou with a time of 22.24 (+0.6) … Finished in eighth place in the B section of the 100 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold with a time of 10.96 (-1.9).

One of the elite sprinters in the Southeastern Conference throughout the 2012 season … Scored four points for the Tigers with a fifth-place finish in the 100-meter final at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium … Clocked a seasonal-best wind-legal time of 10.36 (+1.6) in the conference final … Advanced to the SEC final with a wind-aided run of 10.40 for ninth place in the preliminary round … Lined up in the 100-meter dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds for the second-straight season … Matched his seasonal-best with a time of 10.36 (-0.2) for 14th place in the national quarterfinal at the NCAA East Prelims … Ran 10.58 for 27th place in the NCAA first round … Was an SEC finalist in the 60-meter dash during the indoor season … Finished in ninth place in the 60-meter final at the SEC Indoor Championships with a 6.82 clocking … Sprinted to the finish line in 6.75 in the preliminary round at the SEC Indoor meet … Broke his 60-meter PR with a seasonal-best time of 6.66 to win the event crown at the LSU Twilight … Finished runner-up in the 60-meter dash at the Tyson Invitational with a run of 6.69 … Clocked 6.72 in the qualifying rounds at both the Tyson Invitational and LSU Twilight … Opened the indoor season by taking third place in the event at the Crimson Tide Indoor Opener for his run of 6.71 in the 60-meter final.

An NCAA Championships qualifier in the 100-meter dash for the first time in his collegiate career … Finished in 32nd place in the 100 meters in his first career appearance at the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds held in Bloomington, Ind. … Clocked 10.64 in the first round of qualifying at the NCAA East Prelims … Ran the second leg on LSU’s 4×100-meter relay team that clocked 39.01 for a fifth-place finish in the national semifinal while earning a spot in the sprint relay final at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa … Earned a spot in his first SEC final with his performance in the 100-meter dash at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Posted a 2011 wind-legal seasonal best of 10.28 in a fifth-place finish in the qualifying round at the SEC Outdoor meet … Pulled up with an injury in the conference final while scoring one point for the Tigers with an eighth-place finish … Won the 100-meter title in his outdoor debut at the LSU Tiger Relays with a seasonal-best wind-aided time of 10.24 in the final … Also clocked a wind-aided 10.24 in a sixth-place finish in the invitational 100-meter dash at the Texas Relays … Earned a fourth-place finish in the 100 meters at the 117th Penn Relays (10.57) … Also took fourth place in the event at the LSU invitational (10.42) … Nearly earned a spot in the 60-meter final at the SEC Indoor Championships while taking 10th place in the preliminary round with a time of 6.79 … Took seventh place in the 60-meter dash with a 2011 seasonal-best time of 6.74 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational … Clocked back-to-back times of 6.78 at the Tyson Invitational en route to a fourth-place finish in the consolation final … Finished with a time of 6.81 in a fourth-place performance at the Texas A&M Dual Meet.

Competed in three meets during the indoor season … Was an NCAA provisional qualifier in the 60-meter dash … Opened the season with an impressive run of 6.69 in the prelims at the Purple Tiger Invitational … Time ranked No. 4 among freshmen and No. 21 among all athletes in the NCAA for the 2010 indoor season … Clocked a time of 6.91 at the Tyson Invitational … Finished in 32nd place at the SEC Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark., after pulling up with a time of 7.30 in the prelims … Battled a hamstring injury throughout the indoor season … Received a redshirt during the outdoor season.

The No. 1 high school sprinter in the United States for the Class of 2009 … Signed with LSU with personal bests of 6.67 in the 60 meters, 10.23 in the 100 meters and 21.05 in the 200 meters … Garnered worldwide attention as a sophomore in 2007 by setting the World Youth Record in the 100 meters with his time of 10.23 to win the event title at the 2007 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. … The youth level of track and field includes all athletes in the history of the sport under the age of 18 … His time is also a sophomore class record for high school boys in the United States … It also ranked No. 1 by a high school boy in the United States in 2007 regardless of class and No. 3 in the world by an athlete under the age of 20 … Set his personal-best time of 6.67 in the 60-meter dash as a junior in 2008 to rank No. 4 nationally and No. 2 by a member of the Class of 2009 … Won a bronze medal in the 60 meters at the 2007 Nike Indoor Nationals in Landover, Md. … Unmatched by his peers in high school track and field in the state of Texas … Was the University Interscholastic League Class 5A state champion in the 100 meters in 2007 after clocking a wind-legal time of 10.37 in the state final.

Full name is Rynell Deon Parson … Born on Nov. 7, 1990 … Son of Roger and Sondra Parson … Has an older brother, Roger Parson II, of the United States Navy, sister-in-law, Priscilla, and niece, Leah Elizabeth … An avid bowler who was also a member of his high school bowling team … Served as a motivational speaker to different schools and organizations in San Antonio … Is a greeter at True Vine Baptiste Church … Majoring in sport administration with a concentration in sport commerce.


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