San Diego High runner Parker Harvey looks past his disability

Posted at 1:57 PM, May 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-25 17:47:22-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Parker Harvey sprints down the track and clears the hurdles just like his teammates.

The San Diego High Caver is one of the top Sophomores in the Eastern League.

Parker's success has been outstanding, considering he takes on his opponents with a noticeable disadvantage. He is missing his right arm.

Parker was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome and says growing up many kids teased him.

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"I was born with a condition that makes me not have one hand," Harvey says. "I didn't have many friends, but the few that I had supported me."

He says his condition made him want to compete more and show people he could do it.

San Diego Head Track coach Robert Dean calls Parker a very competitive young man and very focused on his running. "I don't think it's a disability, I think it's a blessing in disguise.

Parker is now looking forward to making history, as he will compete at the CIF state meet in the first-ever Para-Division.