Beaumont School senior Mia Mlynek announced her commitment to run cross country and track at The Ohio State University on Monday (Nov. 18) afternoon.
Mlynek, a Mayfield native and the daughter of Paul and Lisa Mlynek, was a three-sport standout on North Park Boulevard. She ran cross country in the fall, played basketball in the winter and competed in track in the spring. The News-Herald has recognized her as a ‘Player of the Week’ in both basketball and cross country.
When all is said and done, she will graduate from the all-girls Catholic school with 12 varsity letters.
As a freshman, Mlynek came in 73rd place at the Division II State Cross Country Championships. The next year, she was 17th and as a junior, she finished ninth overall while helping the Blue Streaks to an eighth place team finish.
Earlier this month, Mlynek finished 17th at the 2019 Division II State Cross Country Championships to finish her career as a three-time state medalist. Beaumont was the seventh best team in Division II.
After finishing 19th at the Division II Youngstown Regional Meet as a freshman in 2016, she was sixth in 2017 before back-to-back fourth place showings in her junior and senior seasons. This year, her efforts helped lead Beaumont to a regional title.
On the track, Mlynek is coming off a junior season that saw her finish seventh in the 1600 meter run at the Division II State Championships. She was also the anchor of Beaumont’s 4×800 relay team that placed fourth.
As a sophomore, she was fourth in the state in the mile and a part of two relay teams that scored in Columbus. Mlynek anchored Beaumont’s 4×800 relay that finished third in Division II.
In her first trip to the state meet as a freshman in the spring of 2017, she ran the third leg of the school’s 4×800 relay that came in fifth.
Mlynek carries a 4.21 grade point average and has routinely been named Academic All-Ohio in cross country and track. That distinction is given to student-athletes who have qualified for the state meet while reaching at least sophomore academic standing with a cumulative grade point average north of 3.5.
She intends to pursue a degree in health sciences with a focus on pre-physical therapy coursework at The Ohio State University.