PARK'S PERSONAL BESTS
|400 individual medley
2010-11: Ranked on NU's top times list in five different individual events ... Was first in the 1,000 free with a career-best 9:20.18, which places him fifth on NU's all-time top times list in the event ... Also was second on the list in the 1,650 free and third in the 200 breast, 200 fly and 400 IM ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Qualified for the bonus final of the 400 IM at the Big Ten Championships, placing 19th overall ... Also swam in the 1,650 free (35th) and 500 free (43rd) at the conference meet ... Swam with NU's 800 free relay at the Big Ten Championships, earning an NCAA `B' provisional qualifying time with the group ... That time also placed the 800 free relay fourth on NU's all-time top times list in the event ... Earned an NCAA `B' provisional qualifying cut while swimming a career-best 1:40.91 200 free leadoff leg for NU's 800 free relay at the TYR Invitational ... Qualified for five championship final heats at Northwestern's own five-team TYR Invitational (11/19-11/21), taking third in the 200 free, 500 free, 200 fly and 400 IM ... Finished seventh in the 200 IM at the TYR ... Won six dual-meet events including a pair of victories at NU's quad dual (11/6) and two more at Iowa (01/22) ... Totaled 15 top-three dual-meet finishes.
2009-10: Ranked second on NU's top times list for the year in the 1,000 free and 1,650 free while ranking third in the 500 free, 400 IM and 200 fly ... Scored points at the Big Ten Championships with a 16th place finish in the 200 fly after qualifying for the consolation final with a season-best 1:49.36 during preliminary heat action ... Also earned a second swim at the Big Ten meet in the 400 IM, cutting 3.67 seconds off his previous season-best time with a 3:57.66 in the finals to take 20th ... Placed 26th in the 1,650 free at the Big Ten Championships with a season-best 15:42.75 ... Won the 500 free at the Wildcats' six-team TYR Invitational with his NU-season-best and career-low time of 4:28.70 ... Captured third in the 1,650 free, fourth in the 400 IM, sixth in the 200 IM and eighth in the 200 fly at the TYR ... Won a trio of dual meet races against UIC (11/14), capturing the 1,000 free, 100 fly and 200 IM ... Also won the 200 free against Carthage and Lewis (1/16) ... Had 13 total top-three dual meet finishes on the year.
2008-09: Key member of the Wildcats' freestyle, backstroke and butterfly teams ... Earned spots on NU's top times list in five different events this season, including the second-best time in the 1,000 free ... Swam in three different events at the Big Ten Championships, earning the fifth-best time in NU history in the 200 fly to take 14th during the consolation final with a 1:47.84 ... Made a bonus final appearance in the 400 IM at the Big Ten meet, finishing 23rd ... Secured second place in the 500 free at the TYR Invitational (11/21) ... Swam in a total of six events for NU at the Invitational ... Started the season with a bang against Indiana (10/24), notching a first-place time in the 1,000 free, a second-place finish in the 400 IM and a third-place mark in the 200 fly ... Victorious in both the 200 free and the 200 fly against UIC/Chicago (11/15) ... Exits the pool for the season with 25 top-five finishes.
2007-08: Emerged as part of a strong freshman distance duo for Northwestern along with Alex Tyler ... Competed in the 200 fly, 500 free and 400 IM at the Big Ten Championships ... Best finishes at the meet came in two 24th-place efforts in the 400 IM, swimming a season-best 3:58.40, and the 200 fly, where he went a season-best 1:49.61 ... Ranked second on Northwestern's top times list for the year in the 1,000 free and 400 IM while coming in at third in the 200 fly ... Had two dual-meet race victories on the year, winning both the 1,000 free and 400 IM against No. 21 Notre Dame (1/19) ... Had six other top-three dual-meet finishes on the year ... Qualified for the championship heat in the 400 IM at the Georgia Invitational (11/30-12/2) ... Also made the consolation finals in the 200 fly and 500 free at the UGA Invite.
High School: First-team All-Prep selection of The Star-Ledger ... Selected to attend the men's 16 and under USA Swimming National Select Camp in 2006 ... High school won the Easterns Championship for the 2006-07 season ... Team captain of his high school squad ... Swam four years of club for the Peddie Aquatics Association ... Former New Jersey age-group record holder in the 200 IM and 200 breast.
Personal: Born Peter Park ... Son of Sung Chan and Mi Kyong Park ... Served as a U.S. Ambassador to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Youth Camp ... As part of his involvement with the Olympic Youth Camp, wrote a blog for the Chicago 2016 Olympic campaign ... Chose Northwestern over Indiana ... Majoring in cultural anthropology.