Ashinia Miller
blank Ashinia Miller
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Kingston, Jamaica

High School:
Calabar

Height:
6-2

Event:
Shot Put

2014: Indoor - Was third in the shot put at the Texas A&M Invite after lifting the ball 59 feet, 6 ¼ inches...Topped his teammates for fourth place in the shot put at the SEC Championships with a throw of 62-0.25.

2013: Outdoor - Finished his first season by taking 33rd in the shot put (54 feet, 5 ½ inches) at the NCAA Prelims...Earned SEC All-Freshman honors with a pair of sixth-place finishes in the shot put (58-4.50) and the discus (170-9)...Was second at the Drake Relays after his second attempt measured 61-10.25 in the shot put...Finished third in the shot put (57-11.75) at the War Eagle Invite...Won the Florida Relays after his longest toss in the discus measured 178-3...Launched a career-long shot put throw of 62-6 to be the top collegiate finisher (second overall behind Reese Hoffa) at the Georgia Relays...Also was second in the discus at the Georgia Relays after having a personal-best throw of 178-4.

2013: Indoor - Finished ninth in the shot put at the Razorback Invite...Improved his top mark to 58-0.50 for fourth place at the Akron Invite...Reached 60 feet for the first time in his career to take third in the shot with a mark of 60-5.25 at the VT Elite Meet.

High School: Won 2011 Pan-American Junior Championships with a Jamaica national junior record in the shot put...Captured the 2009, 2011 and 2012 CARIFTA Games titles...Finished first at the 2012 CAC Junior Championships...Ranked sixth overall for world juniors in 2012...Personal-best marks of 66 feet, 1 ½ inches in the shot put (6kg) and 185-3 in the discus (1.25kg)...Finished second at both the ISSA Championships and the CARIFTA Games under-20 division as a junior...Also competed in both the World Junior Championships in Canada and the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore...Member of 11 Jamaican national teams...Won both the shot put and discus championships at the ISSA Championships and the CARIFTA Games at the under-17 level as a sophomore...Named Best Student-Athlete for 2010-11 and was awarded the Herb McKinley Award for sports and academics...Volunteered as a student counselor and mentor.

Personal: Born June 6, 1993...Son of Veronne Bedward and Junior Miller...The middle of five siblings...Pre-Business.

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