UNC Track & Field Bio
 Clayton Parros
Parros Parros 674618

 

ALL-AMERICA • 4-TIME NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER • 8-TIME NCAA FIRST ROUND QUALIFIER • 5-TIME ACC CHAMPION • 11-TIME ALL-ACC HONOREE • USA CHAMPIONSHIPS COMPETITOR

 Personal Records:

60 - 7.06 • 200 - 21.02 • 400 - 45.73

Senior: NCAA Championships Qualifier based on his performance in the NCAA East Preliminary in the 400 • Earned a new personal best in the 400 to qualify for the quarterfinals at the NCAA East with a time of 45.73 • Won his heat in the quarterfinal of the NCAA East to automatically qualify and rank third overall in the division • Championed the 4x400 at the ACC Outdoor Championships • Two-time All-ACC honoree for his third-place finish in the 400 and his contribution to the second-place men's 4x400 relay • Added the 60 meters to his sprint repertoire with a season-best 7.06, good for second-best on the team • Ran the fastest 200 meters time at 21.63 and the fastest 400 time on the team at 47.35, both at the ACC Championships • Raced in the men's senior 400 at the USA Championships, finishing in 46.38 to place 18th.

Junior: NCAA National Championship qualifier in the 4x400 relay and the 400 • Member of the ACC Champion 4x400 relay • Member of the school record distance medley relay squad that broke the indoor record at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a time of 9:40.21 • ACC Runner-up in the 400 meters at the indoor championships.

Sophomore: Ran personal-best 200 at ACC Outdoor Championships where he took sixth, also placed second in the 400 • Repeated as ACC Indoor champion in the 400 • Is second on the school record list for the indoor 400 at 46.22 • Ran personal-best 45.78 at NCAA Regionals to place him fourth all-time in the UNC record books • Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Freshman: Placed second in the 400 and 4x400, and finished fifth in the 200 at ACC Outdoor Championships • Competed at NCAA Regionals in the 400 • ACC Indoor champion in the 400 and 4x400, also placed fifth in the 200 • Placed seventh in 400 with 46.22 at NCAA Indoor Championships to claim All- America honors.

Prep: Number two-ranked sprinter and was named team athlete of the year in 2008 and 2009 • State champion in indoor track 08-09 • Three-time state champion in outdoor track • Indoor and outdoor Nike national runner-up • Finished in third place at the USATF junior nationals • Member of USA junior team participating in 4x400 relay.

Personal: Plans to major in exercise and sport science • Clayton Elias Parros is the son of Peter and Jerri Parros • Born Dec. 11, 1990, in Los Angeles, Calif.


 

Position: Sprints
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bloomfield, N.J.
High School: Seton Hall Prep
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