Eagles Josh Parson Reflects on Past and Looks to Future

Josh Parson gets off the blocks well in 2018.(Photo:JoshParson)

Josh Parson keeps up the race past College

June 2018

Athens, TN —  Four Time All-American Track Star Josh Parson has completed his athletic career at Tennessee Wesleyan and now looks to finish his academic work next semester.   Josh will next look for opportunities to run professionally.   During his four years, Josh has brought home plenty of hardware:

Four Time All-American
2018 NAIA South Region Indoor Track Athlete of the Year
7x AAC Conference Champion
10x All Conference Athlete
2018 TWU Dwight Farmers Award Winner
2018 AAC Indoor Championships MVP

School Record holder for:

60 meter dash – 6.68
200 meter indoor – 21.44
100 meter – 10.34
200 meter outdoor – 20.88
Team member on 4×1 record holder 40.1

I talked with Josh about his past and future recently.

Question 1: What are your plans for the summer?

Parson replied, “I plan on training all summer and training my body to reach a new level for next season.”

Do you feel satisfied with what you accomplished at Tennessee Wesleyan?

“Absolutely not.  I mean, the awards, sure they are nice but now that it is over I feel like I could have accomplished much more. To be honest, if I had won a national championship I still wouldn’t be satisfied. The obsession I have for this sport is one that can’t really be filled with satisfaction. There is always a void, an emptiness, that I am chasing to fill. I think that’s one of my best characters as an athlete. Never being able to be satisfied.”

What lessons did you learn in College?

“To Never give up. No matter how backed against the wall you are never ever give up. On the track, go to practice ready to listen and learn. Athletes that are coachable tend to have great success in all levels of athletics.”

How important have summer workouts been to your success?

“Summer workouts are the most important workouts.  You can’t go to hard yet or your body will give up on improving and get hurt but you can’t lighten up or you’re not going to reach a level of improvement that you can take into the preseason.”

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