Mitchell Parsons The Track Runner

Mitchell Parsons is the second of two Athletics stars to be accepted into the 2017 Heartland Motors Lone Star program. Mitchell attends Westfield Sports High School for his talent in athletics, particularly in the discipline of long distance running.

Mitchell excels in the 800m, 1500m, 3km steeplechase and cross country running. Mitchell is excited to become a part of the Academy with the goal of “improving mentally and physically as well as learning about nutrition and sport psychology”.

When we asked Mitchell what sportsperson he most admires he told of ex-Westfield Sports High athlete Jarryd Hayne “because of his ability to play different sports at a high level”. Hayne was accepted into Westfield’s athletics program and eventually made the switch over to Rugby League, Mitchell finds his versatility inspiring.

Mitchell recently won Bronze at the Australian All Schools knockout and made the Top 10 at State Little Athletics in the 800m, 1500m and 3000m. The next goal is to perform well and win a medal at the National Championships.

We asked Mitchell for the best piece of advice he has received and he told us “train hard, play hard”. The Academy is excited to welcome Mitchell on board, with his talent and enthusiasm we will be sure to see some exciting achievements over the next 12 months.


Posted: 1 June 2017