Today Ravenscroft students, faculty and staff reflected upon and honored our many blessings during the annual Thanksgiving Chapel and the Lower School program for grandparents and special friends.
Lisa Miller, Ravenscroft's director of human resources, was recently recognized for her contributions to Florida State University's championship women's track and field program.
Miller was in Tallahassee Oct. 20-21 with former teammates and Coach Terry Long as part of the school's Metro Championship Women's Track and Field Reunion for 1967-1991. Attendees took the field during halftime of FSU's football game against Louisville and were honored for the program's strong history of conference championships.
Miller, a two-time All-American athlete and standout in the 4x100-meter relay, served as the team's captain in the conference-championship seasons of 1988-89 and 1989-90.
"It was really wonderful to spend the weekend with friends and teammates and to meet so many of the outstanding women's track and field athletes who came before me," Miller said. "Their success inspired me to attend Florida State and to strive for excellence in the sport. I am very proud to have been a part of the Metro Conference tradition."
The 24-season span for athletes attending the reunion is significant, Miller noted, because 1967 was the first year women were allowed to compete in collegiate track and field. By 1991, when FSU left the Metro Conference for the Atlantic Coast Conference, the women's team had achieved numerous conference titles and twice won the NCAA championship, in 1984 and 1985.