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Miller Captures First Team All-America Honors

Miller Captures First Team All-America Honors

EUGENE, Ore. - Sophomore Jade Miller put the finishing touches on a stellar sophomore campaign with first team All-America honors in the 400 meter hurdles on day four of the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Racing in the finals at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon, Miller crossed in 56:68 to claim fifth. The field for the 400 meter hurdles was exceptionally talented this season, as the top two finishers, Shamier Little (Texas A&M) and Kendra Harrison (Kentucky) posted the third and fourth best times in collegiate history.

Miller is the first Harvard women's outdoor track and field athlete to earn first team All-America honors since Rebecca Christensen '09 in 2009 and the 15th overall. She is also the first Ivy League competitor to finish with first team All-America accolades in the 400 meter hurdles since Brenda Taylor '01 in 2001. Miller is the second first team All-America this year for Harvard, as sophomore thrower Nikki Okwelogu earned the honor in the shot put during the indoor season.

"Jade competed very well against a world class field," said associate head coach Kebba Tolbert. "She had a great warm-up and executed a great race. She represented Harvard and the Ivy League superbly. I am very proud of her - she earned this finish with her year of hard work and resilient attitude. Our goal is to come back to Hayward Field next year and have two in the finals." 

 

Miller's teammate Autumne Franklin earned second team All-America in the same event on Thursday. 

Harvard will now turn its focus to Oxford, England, competing with Yale at the historic Oxford/Cambridge Meet on June 29.

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