Jackson Beason
Jackson Beason
Height: 5-9
Year: So.
Hometown: Maryville, Tenn.
High School: Alcoa HS
Events: XC/Distance
Major: Biology

2017-18: Cross Country: Ran in five events as a true freshman... Posted a fifth place finish at the Koala Classic with an 8K time of 29:19.4... Carded a season-best 8K time of 26:10 at the Royal XC Challenge (Sep. 29) where he was the top TU finisher at 47th place... Placed 33rd at the SAC Championship (26:51.68) and 56th at the NCAA SE Regional (Nov. 4) with a 10K time of 34:34.88... Indoor Track: Finished 3rd in the 3000m at the Dunamis Super Meet with a time of 9:22.92... Also placed 5th in the mile at the Dunamis Super Meet clocking in at 4:43.67... 15th at the ETSU Indoor Invitational in the 5000m (16;32.44)... Outdoor Track: Posted a season-best time of 16:06.25 in the 5000m at the Gamecock Invitational... 16th at the Terrier Relays in the 1500m (4:12.11) and 13th in the 3000m at the SAC Championship... Also placed 11th in the 1500m at the SAC Championship (4:14.11).

High School: Graduated from Alcoa (Tenn.) HS... Coached by Pam Haggard in cross country and Chris Frary in track & field... 2015-2016 Cross Country MVP... Established school records at Alcoa HS in the mile (2016), 1600m (2017), 800m (2017) and the 3200m (2016).

Personal: Full name is Jackson Clark Beason... Born July 21, 1999 in Maryville, Tenn... Sister, Georgea Beason, is a member of the Tennessee Tech Dance Team (2017-present)... Majoring in environmental science... Hobbies: Running, Dungeons and Dragons, Video Games, Drawing... Community service: Nettie Day of Service volunteering at David Crockett State Park... Favorite book: "Will to Power"; Favorite class at Tusculum: Psychology... Favorite midnight snack; Pretzels; Favorite movie: "Into the Wild"; Favorite musical artist: Jack Stauber; Favorite song: "The Distance"; Favorite sports team: Tusculum Pioneers; Jackson can't imagine a week without: Air; Favorite athlete: Jack Dempsey; Most thrilling moment in sports: Hagler vs Hearns fight; Favorite Tusculum moment: Down time with friends; Advice to kids: "Don't be a jerk"; Favorite color: Green; Favorite food: Rice; Favorite sport other than running: Boxing; Most famous person Jackson has ever met: Michael Phelps; Toughest opponent Jackson has ever competed against: Seth Bowden; What people don't know about Jackson: He's a pretty good whistler.