Parker Signs with Sacred Heart


T. DiGeronimo

Brandon Parker signing his NCAA Letter of Intent to run track at Sacred Heart University. Standing: Athletic Director Art Mazzacca, Mr. Rob Parker, Coach John LaForge. Seated: brother Ben Parker, Brandon Parker, Mrs. Sue Parker.

Surrounded by his family and coaches, Brandon Parker signed his NCAA Letter of Intent, joining the Track & Field team at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. For the Hawthorne Bears, Parker has been anchor of the 4-x-100-meter relay team, which this year broke the Hawthorne High School, North 1, Group 1 track and field state meet records. In individual events, Parker  was runner-up in the 100 meters and finished fourth in the 200 at the North 1, Group 1 meet. He placed second in the 100 and 200 meters at the NJIC Colonial Division Championships.

In a special feature article about Parker’s success in track, a Record news article quoted Coach LaForge saying, “Brandon is a team leader and really helpful with all the guys on the team.” (Read the entire article at

As Brandon goes off to join the Pioneers at Sacred Heart University, everyone at HHS wishes him good luck.

Parker’s long list of track accomplishments include the following:


First Team All League

Honorable Mention All County

NJIC Sportsmanship Award


4th in 55m at NJIC Championships Meet

6th in shotput at NJIC Championships Meet

4th in 55m at North 1, Group 1

5th in shotput at North 1, Group 1


2nd in 100, 200m and 4×400 at the NJIC Colonial Division Championships Meet

4th in shotput at NJIC Colonial Division Championship Meet

6th in 200m at Passaic County Meet

6th in 4×100 at Passaic County Meet

2nd in 100 at North 1, Group 1 meet

North 1, Group 1 sectional champ in 4×100 (with school and meet record)

4th in the 200m at North 1, Group 1  sectional meet

6th in the 4×400 at  North 1, Group 1  sectional meet