Just Joshing With Josh Heiman

First of all, how did you first get involved with running?

I first started running when I was in 7th grade. I joined track and was at first more of a distance runner but as I've gotten older I have progressed into a more explosive athlete.

What are all your personal records?



Long jump-21'3.25"

Triple jump-45'5"

Do you do, or have you done, any other sports?

I also play football and basketball and have all through high school. I was All-State in football this year and had the opportunity to play in the MN showcase all-star game. I also have won running back of the year two years in a row for our conference. 

Is there any interest or inkling to do football as well as track in college?

With football I always loved it in high school but never really wanted to take it to the next level. I got a few smaller college coaches talking to me throughout high school but I always knew I didn't want to pursue it. I've always said if I could do one sport in college it would be track, so I got lucky. 

What is your favorite or most memorable competition you've ever been in?

Every year at State is as memorable as the year before. Going to State my 8th grade year in triple jump stands out though. 

Other than your own teammates, who are some of your favorite athletes to compete against?

Competing against the other athletes who make it to the state meet is always fun just because the competition is at a whole new level and it makes it more fun to compete.

Who are some people that have been most helpful to you in your athletic career?

My parents and my brothers have been very helpful in my athletic career. They have always supported me and given me every opportunity I could ask for. Also, my coaches have been great role models and have always been great teachers of the sport.

What is a challenge you have had to face as an athlete?

I have always been undersized and an underdog in my athletic career. Recently, I broke my ankle and am now just recovering so that will be a challenge for this track season.