CLOVIS — Miranda Miller has more work to do in her encore appearance in the 101st CIF State Track & Field Championships at Buchanan High’s Veterans Memorial Stadium.
The Sierra senior returns tonight for the triple jump final starting at 7:30 after topping her own school record with a wind-aided mark. Also competing Friday was Sierra junior Holden Fishburn, who had his breakthrough season end after strong showings in the discus throw and shot put.
Needing a top-12 finish to advance, Miller ended up in eighth place thanks to her final jump of 39 feet 1 ¾ inches. Her previous best of 38-8 ¼ still remains as the school record since her farthest mark on Friday came with a 2.1-meter wind reading — 2.0 is considered wind legal.
Miller entered the meet with the No. 15-seeded mark. The lone state qualifier from the area last year, she improved on her 2018 finish of 26th place.
Elise Miller of San Diego Section’s San Pasqual leaped 40-2 ¾ for the top mark Friday. Madison Lyon (Woodbridge, Southern Section) is the only other competitor to clear 40 feet, ending at 40-0 ½ before passing on her final attempt.
Miranda Miller also took part in the pole vault, an event she won at the SJS Masters and SJS Division III meets the past two weeks. She was unable to hit the opening height of 11-6. She goes out as the school’s record holder at 11-9.
The section’s Division III champion in both throwing events, Fishburn set a personal record in the dicus with a 16th-place mark of 151-9 — an inch farther than his previous best. He scratched his third try and came up 5 feet, 3 inches shy of No. 12 final-round qualifier Shane Aberg of Archbishop Mitty.
Fishburn finished 22nd in shot put with a top mark of 49-8.