Preferred walk on for Volunteers -
Wilson Central cross country / track standout John Elrod will be enrolling at the University of Tennessee this fall as a "preferred walk on" with the Volunteer track and cross country programs.
An accomplished distance runner, Elrod won the 2K Steeplechase back on April 1 at the Austin Peay State University High School Classic in a time of 6:46.71.
He has also teamed to set numerous school records in both the 4X400 and 4X800 relay teams.
In November of 2016, Elrod finished 10th in the TSSAA Class AAA cross country meet in a time of 16:16.96.
As a junior, Elrod ran a 16:31 to win the 2015 Tennessee Classic at Percy Warner Park.
He is the son of David and Kathryne Elrod.