College signing: Mike Heck

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