This year, the Millers are on a mission! With a fairly young team anchored by some outstanding seniors, high goals have ben set. On Tuesday night, the team opened it’s 2021 outdoor season at home with a 91-41 win over the 2019 State Runner-Up Warren Central Warriors. Both teams were ready to compete since they missed all of 2020 outdoor due to the pandemic.
The 4×800 Relay Team of Paige Hazelrigg (so.), Delaney Boles (sr.), Mya McGavic (sr.), and Abby Line (sr.) launched the first win of the day in 10:31.44. Field events had just started as well and Kiana Siefert (jr.) was off on the best day of her track career in the 47 degree weather. Siefert jumped a 16’7.5″ long jump to win over excellent jumps by Warriors Jila Vadeen (16’3.5″) and Saschanera Tobin (16’2.5″). In the middle of her jumps, Siefert left to race the 100 meter hurdles. In the all-Miller field, she led from the gun and finished in 15.37 — a new Noblesville School record. The previous record was held by Diana Connett (15.97) in 2002. Siefert returned to the long jump and found Reagan Wilson (fr.) jumping to 4th place in 15’7.75″. Siefert’s hurdles time put her #32 nationally and #2 in Indiana in the 2021 U.S. Outdoor Season.
A battle was also brewing over at the high jump. At the end of the day, the high jump would have results for the top three outdoor jumps in Indiana this outdoor season. Tacoria Humphrey (sr.) of Warren Central jumped 5’5″ to lead the way. She was followed by Rylee Hassan (soph.) of Noblesville in 5’4″ and Malina Miller (soph.) of Noblesville in 5’2″. Humphrey wasn’t nearly done with her day. She anchored Warren Central’s winning 4×100 meter relay in 50.91(the state’s best outdoor time) and just touched out the Miller Relay team of Olivia Boe (soph.), Kiana Siefert (jr.), Jenna Chatterton (sr.), and Maddie Coates (fr.). 51.21.
Speaking of Jenna Chatterton, in her first season running track, she battled Humphrey in the 200 meters later in the evening. Humphrey ran the state’s best time of the 2021 outdoor season in 25.25. Chatterton followed in 27.07 and Maddie Coates was third in 27.85. After the race, Chatterton said “That girl is so fast!” in reference to Humphrey.
Pole Vault on this night saw the Millers dominate in taking the top 4 finishing spots. Coach Mike Hanna is one of the best coaches in the state and these athletes were ready. Parker Davis (sr.) posted a top five Indiana outdoor mark in winning with 10’6″. Her teammates Laina Lillge (soph.) 9’0″ and Linley Burman (soph.) 8’6″ rounded out the scoring. Newcomer Delaney Teachnor (fr.) who has only been vaulting for three months posted a 4th place 7’6″.
In shot put and discus, freshman Hannah Alexander (ranked #43 nationally indoors in the U.S. in shot put) won with throws of 36’5″ (shot) and 111’5 (disc). Junior Grace Bastin set a personal best in shot put with 34’8″.
400 Meters saw Delaney Boles (sr.) win in 1:03.56 and in 300 meter hurdles, the Millers placed first and second. Siefert led in 48.94 followed by Wilson in her first ever 300 hurdles race in 51.84. Warren’s Jackson was 3rd in 54.04.
Finally, the night wrapped up with one of the best group races! in the 3200 meters, freshman Nadia Perez made the cold air work for her in a personal best 11:54. Her teammates Kennedy Applegate (fr.) and Brooke Lahee (soph.) posted incredible cold-weather times of 12:18 and 12:22.
The Millers have some training weeks coming up and will next travel to Lafayette Harrison on Thursday, April 15th for a varsity/jv combined meet.