CLOVIS – Sierra’s Miranda Miller wrapped up her illustrious, albeit short, track and field career Saturday night with a 10th-place finish in the triple jump during the 101st CIF State Track & Field Championships at Buchanan High’s Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Miller got her best mark on her first jump, going 38 feet, 7 inches, just short of her school record of 38-8 ¼. Silver Creek’s Jazlynn Shearer won the event at 41-1.
“When you do field events, you can get your best mark on your first or your last attempt,” Timberwolves coach Ezequiel Ruiz said. “It had been a long day and we didn’t even start until 7:30 at night. A lot of girls appeared to be struggling and did not get a mark until their third attempt.”
Miller did not take up track and field until her junior year, and she was the lone state qualifier from the area that year with a 26th place finish in the triple jump. As a senior this year she qualified 15th going into the state championships and improved on that with her 10th-place finish.
“It was a great year,” Ruiz said. “A great way to cap off her two years.
“She had an impressive run her two years here and we are proud to have been a part of that. Getting into the finals and finishing 10th was quite an accomplishment.”
After winning the pole vault in the Sac Joaquin Section Masters and Division III meets, Miller qualified for the state championships but failed to make the opening height of 11-6 on Friday night. She graduates as the school record holder at 11-9.