Year Inducted: 2009
As a freshman at Port Huron Northern in 1976, Miriam Boyd earned a varsity letter in track. Switching to Port Huron High the following year she won the State Class “A” Championship in the Two Mile Run in 10:56:7 and repeated in her junior year with a time of 10:36:8 (a state record at the time which still ranks #4 all-time in the state). The same year, she also won the State Championship with a 5:05.4 in the One Mile Run. As a senior in 1979, Miriam “three-peated” in the Two Mile Run winning the State Championship in a time of 10:54:7. In the same state meet, she repeated in the mile by winning the State Championship One Mile Run in a sub-five minute time of 4:57:4. This set a state record which still ranks among the top ten of all time in the state, and it was the first time a female broke the five minute barrier in a Michigan high school meet.
Because the PHASD did not have a girls cross country program in the late 1970’s, Miriam ran three years on the Port Huron High boys cross country team ranking 2nd on the team.
Moving on to college, Miriam was a 1981 letter winner as a member of the University of Tennessee’s National Championship Team. That year she scored points at the Southeast Conference Championship Meet contributing to Tennessee’s meet victory.
Miriam graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Food Science, She later earned a degree in Kinesiology at Oakland University.