Mike McHan, a senior at Gooding High School in Idaho, has signed a letter of intent to run for the Lewis-Clark State college cross country and track programs next year, Warrior coach Mike Collins has announced.
“We are very excited about Mike being here and believe he is a diamond in the rough, despite the fact that he has a pretty good running resume already,” Collins said. “He is running at a smaller school and I believe that he really doesn’t get challenged until the bigger meets, so we hope that in our environment here, where we know he will get pushed every day, he will start to show what he is truly capable of doing.”
At Gooding, McHan qualified for the Idaho state meet all four years, finishing second both his sophomore and junior seasons, and fourth as a senior. He also was 13th as a freshman. He has a personal best of 16 minutes and 30 seconds over a 5-kilometer course.
In track, he has placed in both the 1,600 and 3,200 races at the state meet in each of his first three seasons. In the 1,600, he finished fourth as a junior and eighth as a sophomore and freshman. In the 3,200, he was second as a junior, third as a sophomore, and fourth as a freshman.
Collins said McHan has a grade point average above a 3.60 at Gooding and is looking at potentially majoring in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Coaching.