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2010-11... Miller set the bar for the Cowboys last season, finishing first among the UW runners in all six cross country events. Highlights of his year included four top-15 finishes, and his lowest finish was 33rd at the Chile Pepper Festival, an event with nearly 500 competitors. He received Second Team All-Conference honors for finishing 11th in the MW Championships on his home course. He missed All-Mountain Region honors by just one spot in the last meet of the year. His best performance of the year was in the opener, the Wyoming Invitational, in which he was third overall. Miller then finished fourth and sixth in his next two races, respectively. Miller also excelled during the Cowboy track season, posting the team's top marks in the 1,500-, 3,000- and 10,000-meter races. He was an NCAA Preliminary qualifier in the 10,000, but missed out on NCAA Nationals by just six spots.
2009-10... Miller had some of Wyoming's highest finishes in events for the season, but struggled with injuries down the stretch and was forced to miss two of the five meets for the year. He started out with eighth- and seventh-place finishes in the first two meets, but didn't run in the Chile Pepper Invite in Fayetteville, Ark. He came back to run at the MWC Championships, finishing 26th with a time of 25:43. But due to injuries, the two-time letterwinner was forced to miss the NCAA Regionals.
2008-09... A letterwinner during the cross country season, Miller competed in five of seven events for the `Pokes as well as finishing 28th at the Mountain West Conference Championships with his time of 25:56. Miller ran his personal best in the 8k race during the Montana State Invitational with his time of 25:26, good for 18th. Academically, he was named to the All-MWC team, in addition to his MWC Scholar Athlete award for his hard work in pre-pharmacy.
2007-08... During his first year of competition he ran in the 3,000- and 5,000-meter runs and the 3,000-meter steeplechase. During the indoor season, Miller finished seventh at the Adidas Classic in Lincoln, Neb., in the 3,000-meter run with his personal best time of 8:36.84. While competing in the 3,000-meter steeplechase he placed 16th in Palo Alto, Calif., at the Stanford Invite. For his accomplishments in the classroom he was awarded with a conference Scholar Athlete Award as well as being named to the Academic All-Conference team.
High School... He was a four-time cross country Athlete of the Year, while earning the outdoor track Athlete of the Year in 2006. In 2006, he was a member of the Canadian Junior National Cross Country Team and the Canadian Junior National NACAC Cross Country Team. He was the National Champion in the 2,000-meter steeplechase at the Chase Legion 17 and younger National Track and Field Championships. Miller helped his team to Provincial Cross Country Championships in 2005 and 2006 and the Outdoor High School Track and Field Provincial Championship in 2006.
Personal... Miller was born July 28, in Winnipeg, Canada. He is the son of Joan and Doug Miller and has one older sister, Amber. He is studying pharmacy at UW.