Kiara Parker

Sr | 5-5 | Sprints | Waldorf, Md. | Westlake HS


  • Eight-Time All-American
  • Two-time NCAA outdoor honorable mention (100)
  • Program record-holder (60-meters, 100-meters, 4-x-100)

Senior (2019)
Competed in 12 meets… First-Team All-American in the 60m, 100m, 4-x-400-meters, 4x-100-meters)…  Set the program record in the 100-meters running 11.02 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships… Set the program record in the 60-meters at the Razorback Invitational running 7.15…

Junior (2018)
USATF Finalist in the 100-meters, NCAA Second-Team All-American (4-x-100-meter relay)… Competed in six meets during the indoor season… Set a personal-best of 7.27 in the 60-meters at the SEC Indoor Championships (Feb. 24)… Competed in 10 meets during the outdoor season… Bronze medalist at the 91st Texas Relays in the 4-x-100-meter relay (Mar. 28)… Set personal-bests of 11.13 and 23.9 in the 100-meters and 200-meters at the SEC Outdoor Championships (May 12)… Qualified for the NCAA West Prelims in the 100-meters and 200-meters… Earned Second-Team All-American honors as a member of the 4-x-100-meter relay at the NCAA Championships… Advanced to the final of the 100-meter at the USATF Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa…

Sophomore (2017)
First team outdoor All-American (4-x-100-meter relay), second-team outdoor All-American (4-x-400-meter relay), NCAA outdoor honorable mention (100) … Began her second year with a pair of top-two finishes in the 60 and 200 at the Arkansas Invitational … Posted a PR in the 60 of 7.36, the fifth-fastest time in program history, at the Tyson Invitational where she also ran a season-best of 23.90 in the 200 … Wrapped up the indoor season with a top-12 finish in the 60 at the SEC Indoor Championships … Opened outdoor with three-consecutive titles in the 100 at the Arkansas Spring, Baylor and John McDonnell Invitationals … Posted a PR of 23.51 in the 200 to close out the regular season at the Arkansas Twilight … Helped both sprint relays place top-eight at the SEC Outdoor Championships … Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships with both relays and as an individual in the 100 … Completed the year setting a program record of 43.34 with the 4-x-100-meter relay team, which earned them sixth place at the national meet … Parker also picked up second-team All-American honors with the 4-x-400-meter relay team.

Freshman (2016)
Outdoor second-team All-American, NCAA outdoor honorable mention … Kicked off her freshman campaign with a runner-up finish at the Gladstein Invitational (1/23) in the 60 … Recorded a PR in the same event the following week, clocking 7.56 at the Razorback Invitational (1/30) where Parker also picked up an indoor personal best in the 200 of 24.29 … Closed the indoor season with fifth-place finishes in the 60 and 200 at the Arkansas Qualifier (2/19) … Opened the outdoor season placing inside the top-eight in three events (100, 200 and 4-x-100) at the Arkansas Spring Invitational (3/26) … Part of the first-place finishing SMR team at the Texas Relays (4/1) where she also finished fifth in the 100 … Finished second in the 100 at the John McDonnell Invitational, posting a personal best of 11.39 in the event … Posted a personal best in the 200 of 23.79 at the SEC Outdoor Championship … Qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championship in the 100 and as a member of the 400 relay … Tied the Razorback program record of 43.84 with the 400 relay, placing ninth and earned honorable mention recognition for her efforts in the 100.

High School
Went undefeated in the 55 meter and 100 meter sprints her senior year in Maryland (2015) … Finished her senior season ranked fourth in the nation in the 55-meter dash and seventh in the 60-meter dash while being the top-ranked sprinter in the 55, 60, 100, and 200-meter sprints in Maryland (2015).

Born on Oct. 26, 1996 … Daughter of Tracy Grant … Has two siblings; Corey Grant Jr and Jasmine Grant … Majoring in broadcast journalism.