Heather Miller-Koch
Personal information
Birth nameHeather Miller
NationalityAmerican
Born (1987-03-30) March 30, 1987 (age 34)
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.
EducationSt. Cloud State University
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Websitehttps://www.athletebiz.us/heather-miller-koch
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Heptathlon, pentathlon
College teamSt. Cloud State Huskies[1]
ClubCentral Park Track Club
Turned pro2010
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Heptathlon: 6423 Pentathlon: 4105

Heather Miller-Koch (born March 30, 1987) is an American track and field athlete who represents the Central Park Track Club. She participates in multi events, the pentathlon and heptathlon.

High school

Miller graduated in 2005 from Columbus High School in Columbus, Wisconsin.[2] She won the 2003 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association state championship in the triple jump in 36 ft 6.5 in (11.138 m) and was runner up in the 2004 WIAA state championship triple jump in 37 ft 9.5 in (11.519 m).[3]

College

St. Cloud State University alum captured the 2010 NCAA Division II indoor track and field title in the pentathlon.

The St. Cloud State Huskies alumna is a 10-time All-American, having won NSIC titles during her college career in the indoor 60 meter hurdles (2009 and 2010), indoor triple jump (2009 and 2010), indoor pentathlon (2010), outdoor triple jump (2009 and 2010), outdoor long jump (2010) and outdoor heptathlon (2010).

Miller broke Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference records in the indoor pentathlon and outdoor heptathlon.[4] Heather's heptathlon record was broken by Bree Woeber at Northern Sun Conference Championships at Augustana University in 2016.[5][6]

Professional

Miller-Koch is a part-time operating room nurse, specializing in orthopedic surgery at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.[7]

She finished ninth in the heptathlon at the 2012 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) and qualified to represent Team USA. Miller finished fifth in the 2012 Thorpe Cup.

Miller finished fifth in the heptathlon scoring 5945 points[8] in the 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa and qualified to represent Team USA in the Thorpe Cup for the second consecutive year.[9]

Miller finished fourth in the heptathlon at the 2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, California, scoring 6100.[10]

Miller-Koch finished fourth in the heptathlon at the 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, scoring 6274.[11]

Miller-Koch finished second and scored a personal best 6423 points in the heptathlon to join Team USA teammates Barbara Nwaba and Kendell Williams at the 2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) and represented the United States at Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's heptathlon, finishing 18th.[12]

References

  1. ^ St. Cloud State Huskies profile
  2. ^ "Columbus HS - Columbus, Wisconsin". athletic.net. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Heather Miller-Koch, United States". madison.com. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  4. ^ "Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Outdoor and Indoor Track and Field record books". Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  5. ^ "Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Indoor Track and Field record book". Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  6. ^ "Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Outdoor Track and Field record book". Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  7. ^ "Heather Miller-Koch: From HSS Nurse to Competitive Heptathlete". Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  8. ^ Women Heptathlon Senior - 2013 USA Track & Field Championships - 6/19/2013 to 6/23/2013 Drake Stadium - Des Moines, Iowa Results, retrieved August 10, 2016
  9. ^ "Former SCSU Track & Field Star Heather Miller Selected for Thorpe Cup" (Press release). scsuhuskies.com. July 12, 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  10. ^ "2014 USA Track & Field Championships - 6/25/2014 to 6/29/2014 Hornet Stadium - Sacramento, California Results". usatf.org. June 29, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  11. ^ "USATF Championships - 6/25/2015 to 6/28/2015 Hayward Field, Eugene, Ore. Results". usatf.org. June 28, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2016.
  12. ^ "2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field". usatf.org. July 10, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2016.