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College signing: Mitchell Miko: Saint Francis track and field

Name: Mitchell Miko

High school: Portage Area

Hometown: Portage

Sport: Track and field

Events: Throws

College choice: Saint Francis

Other colleges considered: Washington and Jefferson

Why I picked Saint Francis: Physician Assistant program and for the track and field coaches

Greatest high school achievement: 2019 WestPAC champion in track and field

Coach Lance Hudak’s quote: “He is one of the most mature, respectful and intelligent young men to come through our program. He will be truly missed as an athlete, a leader and a role model for our entire student body. Athletically, Mitch is still a raw talent with his best years yet to come. He possesses the natural gifts of size, strength and agility, which are innate of a D1 collegiate thrower. With his eagerness to learn and the guidance he will receive from the Red Flash coaches, the sky is the limit to what he can accomplish in Loretto. And, a top-notch honor student, Mitchell gets it done in the classroom as well. With the prestigious education Saint Francis has to offer, he will strive academically and earn the building blocks necessary for a very successful life. We are proud of him for what he has, and is yet, to accomplish.”

How I got my start competing in track and field: “I started in ninth grade when I didn’t have a spring sport.”

Favorite college growing up: Saint Francis

Other interests: Football

What getting to play in college means to me: “I’m very excited to start a new chapter and improve my skills at the college level.”

Probable college major: Physician Assistant Sciences

Parents: John Miko and Christa Miko

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