Born on Bell Island February 21, 1931 Adrian Miller enjoyed considerable success as a track and field athlete and owns a sports building career that covers more than 40 years. His athletics career included five years during which he served on the provincial track and field executive making a large variety of important and valuable contributions to all aspects of track and field.
While his association with provincial athletics began while he was growing up and competing for Bell Island, it was overflowing with success and contributions. In addition to serving on the provincial track and field executive, he provided a great deal of coaching for young Bell Island and Feildian athletes.
During his time as a track and field executive, he earned a universal reputation for being extremely knowledgeable and fair as a dependable judge for weights and other events and for the hard work he put into the sport. He was respected for always speaking his mind and putting the good of track and field first at all times.
From 1948 to 1961 he competed in provincial track and field championships for Bell Island and Feildians in javelin, discus and hammer throw with ten firsts, seven seconds and eight thirds. He set a provincial javelin record in 1947 and was well known as the "Feildian strongman" in recognition of his excellence in weight events.
A member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame, he was also inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Soccer Hall of Fame and the Bell Island Sports Hall of Fame. He was a mission staff member for 12 Canada Games and he was actively involved with provincial rowing and lacrosse.
He was a member of the initial board of governors for the Newfoundland and Labrador Athletics Hall of Fame.
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