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Riley Parker

  • position Freestyle/Backstroke
  • height 5-8
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Greer, SC
  • Major Biological Science
  • High school Eastside
  • position Freestyle/Backstroke
  • height 5-8
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Greer, SC
  • Major Biological Science
  • High school Eastside

Riley Parker Bio

Parker’s Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 Freestyle

100 Freestyle

200 Freestyle

23.53

50.37p

1:46.69p

2/4/22

2/4/22

2/4/22

VT Invitational

VT Invitational

VT Invitational

Blacksburg, VA

Blacksburg, VA

Blacksburg, VA

100 Backstroke 53.72p 2/19/21 SEC Championships Athens, GA
200 Backstroke 1:57.59p 2/20/21 SEC Championships Athens, GA

! = School Record  |  p = Prelims  |  t = Time Trial  |  # = Leadoff Split/Split

AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2x SEC Academic Honor Roll (2021, 2022)
  • 2x CSCAA Scholar All-American – 2021, 2022 (2nd team)

IN THE RECORD BOOK

  • 7th– 200 free
  • 4th – 100 back
  • 10th – 200 back
  • 5th – 400 medley relay
  • 4 and 10 – 800 free relay

2021-22 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Improved her freestyle stroke, setting new personal best times in the 50, 100, and 200
  • Earned first place in the 200 free three times – during the meets versus UNCW and Missouri and at the Virginial Tech Invitational
  • Became the programs fourth fastest swimmer in the 100 back
  • Competed in the SEC Championships in the 200 free, 100 back, and 200 back

2020-21 (FRESHMAN)

  • Competed in five different events during her first year at South Carolina – 50 free, 100 back, 100 free, 200 back, and 200 free
  • Swam in three different events in the SEC Championships
  • Leadoff swimmer in the 400 medley relay that ranks third in program history
  • Placed first in the 100 backstroke in the meet versus Gardner-Webb
  • Achieved personal best times in the 100 and 200 back

PRE-COLLEGE

  • Attended Eastside High School in Taylors, SC
  • Three-time SCHSL Swimmer of the Year and three-time SCAAWS Swimmer of the Year
  • Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American
  • Personal best times:
    • 100 free – 50.41
    • 100 back – 54.23
    • 200 free – 1:47.24
    • 200 back – 1:57.96
    • 500 free – 4:55.13

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