College signings: Demetri Miller: UPJ track and field

Name: Demetri Miller

High school: Portage Area

Hometown: Portage

Sport: Track and field

Event: Triple jump

College choice: Pittsburgh-Johnstown

Other colleges considered: Seton Hill, Tiffin

Why I picked UPJ: “Because It was the closest to home and cheapest. I have other former team members that run track there, so UPJ has familiar faces which will make it easier to fit in.”

Greatest high school achievement: District 6 champion for triple jump

Coach Lance Hudak’s quote: “Demetri is still a raw talent. As successful as he was the last two seasons in the triple, he is all upside and will continue to develop in the horizontal jumps on the collegiate level. UPJ got a real good one. We are excited to watch ‘Meech’ reach his full potential as a Mountain Cat.”

How I got my start in track and field: “Elementary track and field day. My passion grew from there.”

Favorite college growing up: Ohio State

Other interests: Play basketball on the side

What getting to play in college means to me: “It is special to me because I can proudly say to my future kids that I went to college to run track.”

Probable college major: Information technology sciences

Parents: Amy and Robert Bagby


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