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Queen Alalah LXXXII


Jamesia Milton


Recognized as a record-breaking thrower on the Cowley College track and field team, Jamesia Milton may add another crown to her list of accomplishments as she is one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXII. Coronation is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 in the Robert Brown Theatre.


Milton, a sophomore pre-nursing major, is the daughter of James Milton and Muriel Taylor. She is the granddaughter of Verna Ricks. She has four sisters, Alecia 22, Khalia 18, TaMurial 15, and Rosaria13, and one step-brother, James 25.


Milton attended Duncan High School in Duncan, OK, where she was involved in numerous activities. She served as the president of the Lucky Circle Club, the vice president of band, was the captain of the colorguard, and participated in basketball and track and field.


She did not start competing in the throws events until her ninth grade year.


“I did it as a way to keep in shape for basketball,” Milton said. “It’s a great feeling to step in the ring and imagine what you can throw.”


Competing for former Tiger All-American and current Duncan High School track and field assistant coach David Starnes, Milton was the Oklahoma Class 5A state champion in the shot put. She left high school with the Class 5A state shot put record (44’8”).


With Starnes’ influence, Milton decided to visit Cowley. She decided the school would provide her with an opportunity to adjust to college before moving on to a larger university.


“Cowley is phenomenal,” Milton said. “The teachers and coaches are here to help.”


At Cowley, Milton has developed into one of the program’s top throwers. As a freshman, she broke the indoor school-record in the weight throw (54-5 ¼) and the outdoor school-record in the hammer throw (160-4). She was named an indoor NJCAA All-American in the shot put and a Coaches Association All-American in the weight throw. While, also being named an outdoor NJCAA All-American in the hammer throw and a Coaches Association All-American in the shot put.


She hopes to accomplish even more as a sophomore.


“I have high goals for myself and pray to be a national champion in the hammer, shot put, and weight throw,” Milton said.


As for Arkalalah, Milton is looking forward to the camaraderie with the other Queen finalists, and also trying the fried food.


“It’s a great feeling to be a candidate and an honor to represent Cowley,” Milton said. “This is a really fun group of girls and getting to work with all the queens from the surrounding area will be exciting.”


After Cowley, Milton plans to continue her track career and hopes to one day become a labor and delivery nurse.