Parker Brown, of Maple Grove, Minnesota, has committed to swim at South Dakota State University, where he plans to study Civil Engineering, beginning in the fall of 2017. Brown attended Maple Grove Senior High School and he swims for the Aquajets Swim Team.
“I am excited to announce my commitment to swim, and continue my education, at South Dakota State University next year. Thank you to my coaches, parents, and teammates for challenging me, pushing me, and helping me achieve this goal. Go Jacks!”.
Brown achieved best times in all his SCY events during senior year, and mostly at the 2017 Minnesota Swimming Senior State Championships. There he was runner-up in the 500 free, and placed fourth in the 1000 free and 1650 free, fifth in the 200 free, and 12th in the 100 back.
His best SCY times are:
- 1650 free – 16:29.34
- 1000 free – 9:50.09
- 500 free – 4:42.14
- 200 free – 1:44.84
Brown will be a nice addition to the Jackrabbits’ lineup in the fall. At the 2017 Summit League Championships, his 500 would have scored in the B final and his 1650 would have been the 10th-fastest in the meet, just after that of future training partner Christian Offenhauser, a rising SDSU sophomore. Offenhauser and Brown will have to shoulder the distance group, as standouts Weston Christensen, Chris Angerhofer, and Matthew Carpenter were all seniors last season.
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