John Mills’ Miller reaps golden reward at INSPORTS' Athletics Championships
John Mills' Ashley Miller flourished on her way to capturing the girls' Class One high jump on yesterday's opening day of the three-day Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/Junior High and All-Age Athletics Championships at Stadium East.
The stoutly built Miller leapt 1.40 metres to win the event comfortably ahead of her teammate, Diandra Ellis (1.25m) and Shana Robinson from Louise Bennett-Coverley (1.24m).
The 14-year-old Miller was delighted with her success.
"I am happy that I won because I had to train very hard all season for this gold medal," said Miller.
"It was pretty easy for me because I just went out there and executed what I have been doing in training," she said.
John Mills, who are seeking to dethrone defending champions Windward Road for the title, lead the standings after three finals on the girls side with 39 points.
They are followed by Windward Road (21), Mico Practising (14), Louise Bennett-Coverley (12.50) and Calabar Junior High (8.50).
Jonie Morgan led a John Mills one-two in the girls' Class Two long jump. Morgan cut the sand at 4.67m ahead of Tatyawna Crawford (4.54m). Tashema Bennett of Windward Road took home the bronze with a leap of 4.26m.
"I feel very grateful because I had my coach there to guide me along, and so I just executed the way he told me to execute," said Morgan. "I wasn't really confident going into the event, but when I realised I was leading I just kept going and so I am happy I came out the winner."
Chasity Taylor from Mico Practising captured the girls' Class Three high jump with a leap of 1.25m, finishing in front of John Mills' Tiffany Williams (1.24m).
Gayon Haughton of Windward Road took silver with a 1.20m effort.