Canfield High School track star Jon Hutnyan signed his letter of intent on May 29 to continue his track career at Youngstown State University this fall. He will be attending on a partial scholarship and plans to pursue a degree in business accounting and marketing.
Selecting the hometown school was an easy choice, according to Hutnyan.
"It is close to home and just being able to run for the hometown schoolwell I couldn't ask for more," he said. "The coaches at YSU are also great, which made the choice easy for me."
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Canfield track standout Jon Hutnyan signed his letter of intent last week to continue his track career at Youngstown State University. Joining him were his parents David and Susan Hutnyan and his sister Rachel, who is a recent YSU grad.
Hutnyan started his running career in the seventh grade. He ran cross country at the middle school as well as track.
He is a multi-sport letter winner at Canfield High School. He earned his two-year letters in cross country, three years in soccer and four years in track, specializing in long distance events.
"He was special in that if we wanted him to run a certain event, he never questioned it," said coach Pat Pavlansky. "He said, 'OK, coach,' and went and got the job done."
He earned honors as All-Conference in cross country and was a regional qualifier in the 1600-meter race.
On the academic side, Hutnyan maintained a 3.39 GPA and ranked 82 in his class of 233.
His mother, Susan, said she is glad with his choice of colleges.
"I am very happy that he is going to be local," she said.