Background: Active member of the cross country and track and field teams at Farmington High School ... Earned All-State in cross country his junior and senior seasons ... Finished third in the 4x800 relay, fourth in the 1600-meter run and eighth in the 800-meter run at the state meet his junior year ... Collected a fifth-place finish at the state meet in the 1600-meter run his senior season.
Personal: Ryan Parson was born on June 3 ... Son of Scott and Patrice Parson ... Has three siblings ... Plans to major in Mechanical Engineering while attending UMKC.