Athlete of the Week: Parker Mitchell

By Griffin Gantt, Staff Videographer

Name: Parker Mitchell

Sport: Track

Grade: 10


Parker finished second at districts in the 200 m and qualified for the state meet this weekend at Shippensburg. 

Coach Chris Shedd’s Quote:

“Parker has been steadily improving as the season has progressed. He will need to continue that trend this Friday at States in order to pass through the preliminaries in the 200 meters to reach the semi-finals on Saturday. I’m feeling good about his chances!”

EE: How did you first get involved in this sport?

Parker: Track and Field days in elementary school

EE: What other sport(s) do you play? 

Parker: Football and Basketball

EE: Favorite professional sports team?

Parker: East High Wildcats

EE: Favorite professional athlete? 

Parker: LeBron James

EE: Who is your hero? Why?

Parker: Cullen Raftery because he started the #wave movement

EE: Favorite band/musician?

Parker: High School Musical

EE: Favorite movie?

Parker: Dope

EE: Favorite food?

Parker: Nut roast

EE: What advice would you give younger athletes? 

Parker: Just ride the wave…

EE: What are your future goals?

Parker: To be as popular as Levi Walk