|Previous School:||Mary Persons|
AS A JUNIOR IN 2016: Competed in four regular season meets and two events in the Peach Belt Outdoor Track & Field Championships ... Recorded a first place finish in the DMR with a time of 10:33.20 … Placed ninth in the 3000 Steeplechase in the Peach Belt Outdoor Track & Field Championships with a personal record time of 10:18.02.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2015: Raced in 10 events on the year … Competed in the 800m five times and set a personal record of 1:55.53 at the Jace LaCoste Invitational … Had six top-10 finishes and top-five results … Set a PR for the 1500m in 4:00.59 at the PBC Championships … Helped the Jaguars earn the first national ranking ever at No. 28 on the USTFCCCA list and a fourth-place finish at the PBC Championships.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013 (XC): Ran in three regular-season meets in his first year as a Jaguar… Finished 28th at the Georgia Southwestern Remembrance Run on Sept. 7th, 15th at the Jaguar Invitational on Sept. 20th and 59th at the Charlotte Invitational on Sept. 28…Took 59th overall the Peach Belt Championships where the Jaguars won the title.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Mary Persons High School in Forsyth, Ga., in 2013…Lettered in cross country from 2009-13 under Brian Nelson, Steve Herr and Darrell Watson…Also lettered in track and field…Region Champion in 2012 for cross country and Region Champion for track in the 3200m…1600m Region Champion from 2011-13, 800m Region Champion in 2013 and state runner-up for the 800m in 2013.
PERSONAL: Son to Darrell and Patricia Watson and Brother to Hannah….Born on Jan. 22, 1995 in Statesboro, Ga…Major is kinesiology…Enjoys video games and reading…Corn is his favorite food and his dad is the person he admires most… “Remember the Titans” is his favorite food and “Avatar: The Last Air Bender” is his favorite TV show.