Mya Miller
Adair County junior Mya Miller clears a hurdle in the girls' 300-meter hurdles event at state today, June 3, 2022. Photo by Josh Claywell of The Kentucky Standard.
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Mya Miller made the most of her first year of high school track and field. The Adair County junior proved to be a force from the jump and continued racing past all reasonable expectations through the postseason, which concluded today at the University of Kentucky Outdoor Track & Field Complex in Lexington.

When all was said and done, Miller took home 10th-place honors in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles, an astounding accomplishment for anyone, much less a newcomer to the sport.

“To finish in the top 10 at state in her first year ever running, that’s a huge accomplishment,” says Adair head track coach Jamie Bryant. “Not many people can do that — it’s a very difficult task.”

With nine months between now and the start of next year’s track season, Bryant says expectations for Miller will be even higher for her senior campaign and hopes that she’s not alone if she qualifies for state next year. She was the only member of the Adair boys’ or girls’ teams to qualify this time around.  

“We expect even greater things next year, because she’s going to come back after a full winter of lifting, she’ll be stronger and faster, and we hope to have a busload of kids to go with her next year, not just one individual,” Bryant says. “I’m very proud of her. The whole county should be proud of her because she represented the county well — she went out there and ran hard and did her best.”

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Wes Feese is one of this company's owners and founders. He has previously worked as an editor, news reporter, sportswriter, photographer, and freelance contributor for newspapers across central Kentucky. He grew up in the Egypt community of Adair County and is a graduate of Adair County High School and Lindsey Wilson College.