Josh Miller Places 14th in Shot Put at Indoor Nationals

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Photo credit: d3photography.com

By: Sean Neidig, sports information graduate assistant

BOSTON – The indoor track & field season is now over for Capital University Men's Track & Field after sophomore Josh Miller competed in the shot put competition at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday hosted by the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Miller qualified for the indoor championships by achieving the 19th-best mark in the country of 16.09 meters. On his first throw of the day, Miller's throw traveled 15.58 meters and he sat in fourth in the competition's first heat.

Miller then improved with his second throw, a heave of 15.62 meters (51-11 ½). At one point, Miller sat in 10th with that throw but he slid to 11th after a few more throws.

Miller's third attempt was a fault, insuring that his day at the championships was over as only the top nine performers advance to receive three additional throws. Still, Miller is only the third Capital athlete to qualify for the shot put at the indoor championships.

Miller and the rest of the Crusaders will return to action and begin the outdoor season on Friday, March 22 at the Pioneer Open hosted by Transylvania University.