2007-08 Men's Cross Country
Ian McParland

HT.So.
YR.5-10
HOMETOWN135
PREVIOUS SCHOOLCape Coral, Fla./Ida S. Baker HS

Freshman: Ian McParland placed in every event he participated in. He was the second eagle to finish at the Florida State Invitational with a time of 27:44.62, which help propel FGCU to its best finish of the year. He ran 27:39.12 at the Gulf Coast Stampede and had a personal best of 27:14:09 at the Walt Disney World Sports Invitational. He placed 27 overall at the Stetson Hatters Invitational with a time of 28:07.12, and 30 overall at the A-Sun championships while posting a 27:30.45. He will return for the 2008 season as one of the top runners for the eagles.

Prep: Attended Ida Baker High School…senior year named team MVP…All State selection…All Region selection…All District selection…All Conference selection.

Personal: Hometown is Cape Coral, Florida…Son of Charles and Teresa McParland…Major Undecided…A-B Honor Roll all four years of high school…Favorite sport moment was winning the state title in the 4x800m relay (2007)…Chose FGCU because it’s close to home, great atmosphere, and its cross country team.