Saint Ignatius College Prep senior Patrick Santino will attend Miami University of Ohio next year on a athletics grant-in-aid scholarship. Santino, center, with Ignatius Track and Cross Country Coach Ed Ernst and father Bill Santino, will run on the Miami cross country and track teams.
“Patrick has been a team leader who has set an example to younger runners that if you put in the work, you will get the results,” said Ernst. “He’s made big strides every year at Ignatius.”
Team captain for both cross country and track and field as a senior for the Wolfpack, Santino finished second at the Illinois Prep Top Times indoor championship meet in March, running a personal best time of 9 minutes and 17.94 seconds, the fourth fastest time in Illinois during the indoor season and the top time in the Chicago Catholic League.
“We look forward to having Patrick with our program over the next few years,” said Warren Mandrell, head coach for cross country and track and field at Miami. “It looks like he will be part of a great recruiting class this year. I am excited about the future of these guys.”