Lisa Miller (track)
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Biography[edit | edit source]
Lisa Miller (born 13 January 1983, London) is a former World Junior Champion in Athletics. She earn't a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports and Exercise Science from London South Bank University. In (2010) she founded the S-Factor Academy based in Catford, South London and in (2016), founded Arco Academy an Alternative Provision School
Athletics career[edit | edit source]
Miller’s first successes came over 800m at which she was a national silver medallist at the age of 14 . She progressed to running 300m and then 400m and won additional medals at the English Schools Championships and at National level, before making her International debut at 17.
At the 2000 World Junior Championships in Santiago, Chile, she magnificently anchored the Great Britain 4x400m team to Gold medals, holding off future World senior champion [Walker] of Jamaica. The following year at the European Junior Championships in Grosseto, Italy, Miller won a silver medal in the 400m and returned two days later to anchor the 4X400m relay squad to the Gold medal ahead of Germany.
Whilst still a junior in 2002, Miller made a second World Junior team. At the Championships in Kingston, Jamaica, she placed fifth in the 400m and brought the relay team home in second place - contributing a 51.67 second split. The team’s finishing time of 3:30.46 remains a British Junior record as of 2018.
Ten days after her success in Jamaica the 19 year old Miller, competed for England at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester and again anchored the team in the 4x400m relay and once more won a silver medal. Her relay leg was timed at 51.36 as England (3:26.73) finished second to Australia (3:25.63)—she was Great Britain’s youngest medallist at those Championships.
Miller made her British under 23 debut in 2003 and in 2005, claimed her sixth International medal - (another relay silver)-- at the [[[2005 European Athletics U23 Championships|Under 23 championships]]] in Erfurt Germany. She followed this up with a seventh place finish over 400m at the World Students Games in Izmir, Turkey, before her career suffered premature end due to injury.
Achievements[edit | edit source]
|Representing United Kingdom|
|2000||Commonwealth Youth Games||Edinburgh, Scotland||2nd||400 m||54.99|
|1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:45.78|
|2000||World Junior Championships||Santiago, Chile||1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:33.99|
|2001||European Junior Championships||Italy, Italy||2nd||400m meters||53.28|
|1st||4 × 400 m relay||3:34.63|
|2002||World Junior Championships||Kingston, Jamaica||5th||400m meters||53.20|
|2nd||4 × 400 m relay||3:30.46|
|2002||Commonwealth Games||Manchester, England||2nd||4 × 400 m relay||3:26.73|
|2005||European U23 Athletics Championships||Erfurt, Germany||2nd||Women's 4 × 400 metres relay||3:31.64|
Lisa Marie Miller[edit | edit source]
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