Molly Miller

About

Date of birth:
April 8, 2001
Place of birth:
Kimberley, BC
Hometown:
Kimberly, BC
Club:
Black Jack Ski Club
Coach:
Dave Wood
Equipment:

Skis: Fischer
Boots/Bindings: Fischer
Poles: Swix

 

Background

National Ski Team Background:

This is Molly’s first year on the Junior National Ski Team. Molly has seven Canadian Championship titles and 17 CanadianChampionship medals. She has also won four gold and one silver aggregate award(s) at Canadian Championships. In 2020, Molly also won two United States National titles.  Molly has represented British Columbia at two Canada Winter Games and has represented Canada at two Junior World Championships.

Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing:
Molly started cross-country skiing in her home town of Kimberley, B.C. at the age of 10 years old. She quickly fell in love with the sport and racing. She trains with the the Black Jack Ski Club throughout the summer and joins the Northern Michigan University Wildcat Ski Team to compete on the NCAA racing circuit throughout the winter. Molly also continues to attend selection races in Canada. In 2019-20, Molly qualified for the NCAA Championships. She is the recipient of the 2019 Canada Winter Games-Team BC, Athletic Excellence Award and of the 2016 R.W. Bennett Athletic Excellence Award. Molly plans to continue skiing after completing her first degree and hopes to one day race for Canada at World Cup races.

Personal:

Molly is currently attending university full time while training and ski racing. She is studying social work with a minor in pre-law and human behavior. While at Northern Michigan University, Molly plans to complete her social work degree in four years and then is focused on pursuing a graduate degree or attend law school. Molly received ‘All American’ academic status and was on the Deans list at NMU this past year.

Molly has always been passionate about volunteer and social justice work. Throughout high school, Molly led several local initiatives that aimed to raise funds to support non profit organizations. In 2016, Molly organized a walkathon fundraiser to raise funds for people living in poverty and who were in need of footwear. Molly shipped shoes to India, Haiti and outfitted schoolchildren in Kimberley for two years with back to school and winter footwear.  In 2019, Molly organized a running race to raise funds for a girls school in Tansania and for her local women’s centre. Molly’s commitment to volunteerism earned her the Governor General Sovereign Award for Canada in 2018. She continues to keep up her volunteer work at university and at home in the summer.

Notable Results

Career Highlights:

2020 – Junior World Ski Championships, Oberwiesenthal, GER: 9 (4×3.3.km Relay), 47 (5km C), 42 (Sprint F)

2020 – Haywood NorAm, Mont Ste-Anne, Que.: 1 (5km C)

2019 – Junior World Ski Championships, Lahti, FIN: 11 (4×3.3km Relay), 50 (Sprint C)

World Championship Results:

2020 – Junior World Ski Championships, Oberwiesenthal, GER: 9 (4×3.3.km Relay), 47 (5km C), 42 (Sprint F)

2019 – Junior World Ski Championships, Lahti, FIN: 11 (4×3.3km Relay), 50 (Sprint C)

Full Results

National Results:

2020 – Haywood NorAm, Mont Ste-Anne, Que.: 1 (5km C)

2019 – Haywood NorAm, Red Deer, Alta.: 9 (Sprint F), 7 (7.5km F)

2019 – Haywood NorAm, Kelowna, B.C.: 3 (10km C)

2018 – Haywood NorAm, Canmore, Alta.: 1 (5km F Juniors)

2018 – Hayood NorAm, Mont Ste-Anne, Que.: 4 (10km Skiathlon Juniors)

2016 – Haywood NorAm, Thunder Bay, Ont.: 3 (5km C Juniors)