Name: Mike Heck
High school: Northern Bedford
Hometown: New Enterprise
Sport: Cross country; track and field
Position: Distance running
College choice: Pitt-Johnstown
Other colleges considered: St. Francis University
Why I picked Pitt-Johnstown: "I like the location, and I'm excited to be a part of a new cross country program.''
Greatest high school achievement: "My greatest achievement has been winning the District 5 cross country meet and qualifying for states.''
Coach Jeff Batzel's quote: "Mike is as hard-working and dedicated runner as we've had here, and I feel positive that will translate to success at the college level.''
How I got my start in distance running: "I always seemed to do well in conditioning practices in soccer and football, so I figured I'd be a good distance runner and went out for track.''
Favorite college growing up: Penn State
Other interests: Being with friends and family, soccer
What getting to play in college means to me: "Being able to run in college feels like an amazing accomplishment, and I am very excited to compete at the college level.''
Probable college major: Biology
Parents: Mike and Jen Heck