Miller to Represent U.S. at Jr. World Championships

Photo courtesy of Tim O'Dowd
Photo courtesy of Tim O'Dowd

Harvard track and field rising sophomore to compete for the United States at the Jr. World Championships July 22-27.

EUGENE, Ore. – Harvard track and field rising sophomore Jade Miller qualified to represent team USA at the IAAF World Junior Championships in the 400m hurdles over the weekend.

Miller clocked a time of 57.27 to finish third overall, the second qualifier amongst the finalists in the 400m hurdles. The Temecula, Calif., product will be back in Oregon July 22-27. Miller placed second in the prelims Saturday with a time of 58.40.

Rising sophomore Josh Whitener posted a mark of 62.45m (204-10) to rank seventh overall in the hammer throw. Classmate Jackie Modesett finished ninth in both the 100m (13.77) and 400m hurdles (1:00.34).

The top two in each event are selected to represent the US at the Jr. World Championships. Jade was 3rd in the 400 hurdles. However, the young lady that finished 2nd is only a freshman in high school so she is too young to represent the US at the Jr. World Championships.  Therefore, Jade was the 2nd qualifier amongst the finalists in the 400 hurdles. 

After advancing to the finals, junior Kieran Gallagher clocked a time of 4:38.13 in the 1500m run to finish eighth overall. Gallagher posted a fourth-place finish in the preliminaries with a time of 4:37.34.