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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T35

Further personal information

Residence
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Political Science - Indiana State University: Terre Haute, IN, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He ran track in high school for two years before taking up the sport professionally in May 2015.
Why this sport?
"I love to test the limits of the human heart and prove people wrong."

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
United States
Tournament
Parapan American Games
Location
Toronto, ON, CAN

General interest

Nicknames
Jet [given to him by his coaches after competing at the 2015 National Championships in Minneapolis, MN, United States of America]. (herronhighschool.org, 22 Aug 2015; teamusa.org, 19 Sep 2016)
Hobbies
Travelling, reading. (Twitter profile, 06 May 2020)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
US racing driver Dale Earnhardt Jr, US American footballers Adam Vinatieri and Andrew Luck, US baseball player Jackie Robinson, US sprinter Jesse Owens. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To pursue a career in politics. (statemagazine.com, 22 Dec 2016)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy as the result of being born prematurely six months into the pregnancy. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2015)
Other information
POLITICAL ASPIRATIONS
He has worked in political campaigns at local level in Indianapolis, IN, United States of America, and aspires to pursue a career in politics. "I am very interested in politics and the election process. My near term goal is to become a campaign manager at the local level. I will work my way to that end through volunteer efforts and dedication. Keeping my eyes, ears and mind open, I hope to better understand how I might craft a successful campaign. From there I hope to run for office or possibly become an adviser on the national level." (LinkedIn profile, 2020; statemagazine.com, 22 Dec 2016)

COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
During his time at university, he worked as a team manager for the track and field and cross-country teams at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN, United States of America. He also worked as a reporter and photographer for the Indiana State University newspaper. (teamusa.org, 19 Sep 2016; wthr.com, 29 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T35 Heat 1 2015-10-24 7
Men's 200 m T35 Final 1 2015-10-25 7
Men's 100 m T35 Heat 2 2015-10-28 10
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T35 Heat 2 2016-09-09 3
Men's 100 m T35 Final Round 2016-09-09 5
Men's 200 m T35 Heat 1 2016-09-11 3
Men's 200 m T35 Final Round 2016-09-12 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T35 Final 1 2017-07-19 5
Men's 100 m T35 Final 1 2017-07-23 7