Herron orchestrated one of the greatest moments in Alaska track and field history in 1985 when he ran 1:49.2 in the 800 meters, the fastest time in the nation by a high schooler that year. The Bartlett High grad went to the University of Arizona and won a Pac-10 championship in the 800 in 1987. He later became a highly successful prep cross country and track coach and founded the Alaska Running Academy.