Virginia Miller

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Virginia "Gi-Gi" Miller-Johnson (born January 12, 1979 in Huntsville, Alabama) is a world class heptathlete and former US champion.

Collegiate career[edit]

Competing for the Arkansas Lady Razorbacks in 2000 and 2001, Miller set school records in the 100-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200-meters, 800-meters, long jump and heptathlon.[1]

In her first season, Miller finished 2nd in the heptathlon at the 2000 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

During her second college season, Miller won the triple jump at the 2001 NCAA Indoor Championships[2] That same year, she won the heptathlon at the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Championships.

Professional career[edit]

Following her college season, Miller finished 3rd in the heptathlon at the 2001 USA Outdoor Championships.[1] She finished 2nd in 2005 and won the title at the 2006 event.[1]

In her efforts to make the US Olympic team, she finished 6th in 2004 and 4th in 2008, missing the team by ten points.[1][3]

Miller-Johnson currently lives and trains in State College, Pennsylvania, with her husband and coach, Chris Johnson.[4]

Rankings[edit]

Since bursting onto the scene in 2000, Miller-Johnson has been consistently ranked among the top heptathletes in the US by Track and Field News.[1]

Year Event US rank
2000 Heptathlon 9th
2001 Heptathlon 3rd
2003 Heptathlon 6th
2004 Heptathlon 6th
2006 Heptathlon 1st
2007 Heptathlon 3rd
2008 Heptathlon 4th

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Virginia "Gi-Gi" Miller-Johnson". USA Track & Field. Archived from the original on 2009-01-21. 
  2. ^ "Arizona Razorback Women's Track & Field: 2009 Media Guide" (PDF). ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-27. Retrieved 2014-04-11. 
  3. ^ "2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field". USA Track & Field. Archived from the original on 2008-07-14. 
  4. ^ "Virginia Miller Johnson". TrackandField.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-14.