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2010 ITU Rank: 49
2010 USAT Rank: 5
First Year Elite: 2005

Twitter: @JennaParkerLive

Hometown: Sudbury, Mass.
Resides: Santa Monica, Calif.
College: Harvard University
Height: 5-7
Weight: 121
Birthdate: 4/20/1987 (27)
Birthplace: Concord, Mass.

2013 Highlights: Placed fifth at the Dallas ITU Pan American Cup on June 1

Elite Triathlon Career: Placed fifth at the April 1 Nautica South Beach Triathlon • Finished third in the five-event 2011 USA Triathlon Elite Race Series • Placed seventh in the series finale in Myrtle Beach, S.C. • Finished ninth in the final 2011 Race to the Toyota Cup series standings • Placed eighth at the 2011 Toyota U.S. Open Triathlon in Rockwell, Texas • Finished fourth at the 2011 USA Triathlon Elite National Championship in Buffalo, N.Y. • Placed second at the 2011 Nautica New York City Triathlon • Finished first at the Giant Eagle Triathlon in Columbus, Ohio • Placed seventh in her first draft-legal event of 2011, the San Francisco Triathlon at Treasure Island • Placed seventh at the June 26 Philadelphia Triathlon • Also finished fifth at the June 4 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon • Finished as the No. 5 American and 49th overall in the ITU World Championship Series rankings in 2010 • Finished 23rd in Hamburg and 27th in Madrid • Placed second at the Philadelphia Triathlon on June 26 • Grabbed 18th at the Hy-Vee ITU Elite Cup on June 13 • Was second at the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon on May 2 • Finished ninth at the ITU Monterrey World Cup April 18 • Finished 2009 as the No. 7 American and 61st overall in the ITU World Championship Series rankings • Placed second at both the USAT Elite National Championship and the ITU Pan American Championship • Won the 2009 Mazatlan ITU Pan American Cup event • Posted three other top-eight finishes in ITU Continental Cup races in 2009 • In 2008, logged top-10 showings in ITU Continental Cup events in Suixian, Poznan, Athlone and Vina del Mar • Took 10th at the 2006 Kelowna ITU Pan American Cup race and was sixth at the 2005 Rincon ITU Caribbean Cup event.

Amateur Triathlon Career: Placed second at the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championship in 2004 • Member of the World University Games Team in 2004 • Won just her second triathlon entered, the Mighty North Fork Triathlon on Long Island in July 2003.

Athletic Background:
Swam for three years at Harvard, primarily as a sprit freestyler • Placed 18th in the omnium at collegiate cycling nationals in 2005 • Two-time Massachusetts state swimming champion in high school • Member of track All-America distance medley relay team in high school • Also played field hockey in high school • Studied dance for 15 years.
Mother is Mae Shoemaker • Part of an athletic family • Brother Jarrod is also an elite triathlete and was a 2008 U.S. Olympian • Sister Martha swims for New York University and brother Jake runs cross country for Dartmouth and also participates in triathlons • Mother has run 19 consecutive Boston Marathons • Enjoys baking, especially banana bread, and learning foreign languages • Plans to pursue a post-triathlon career in acting/modeling • Also hopes to have her own clothing line.