Samara Miller
Samara  Miller


Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Neuqua Valley





Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics


T&F Set to Open NCAA East Prelims

The Boilermakers begin the meet Thursday at the University of Kentucky


T&F Advances 34 Entries to Regionals

The Big Ten champion women have 20 entries at NCAA Prelims


Carson Wins LJ Saturday at B1Gs

The Boilermakers are set up for an exciting finish at the Big Ten Championships


Student-Athlete Interns Announced

Eight student-athletes will intern throughout Purdue Athletics

  • Six-time All-American
  • 2016 AAU Northern Nationas 17-19 Champion in the 400m dash
  • Member of championship 4x400m relay team at AAU Northern Nationals 17-19 in 2016
  • Finished third in the 400m dash at the AAU National Indoor Track & Field Championships
  • Helped 4x400m relay team finish third at the AAU Northern Nationals 17-19 in 2015
  • Won the 400m dash at the AAU Region 13 National Qualifier 17-19 in 2015
  • Helped 4x400m relay team finish third at the AAU Junior Olympics National 17-19 in 2014
  • Ran a 400-meter dash time of 52.96 seconds to win the AAU Junior Olympics National Championship in 2016
  • Time ranked as the No. 1 time by an Illinois prep, No. 7 time in the country and No. 3 mark all-time in the state
  • Ran a 200m dash PR of 24.3 at the AAU Junior Olympics National Outdoor Championships 17-19 in 2016
  • Won the Illinois Top Times Girls State Championship in the 400m dash in 2016
  • Won the DVC Outdoor Varsity Conference 200, 400m and 800m championships in 2016, including setting the records in the 400m and 800m
  • Won the Upstate Eight Outdoor Conference 400m dash with a record time in 2015
  • USATF Hershey Indoor National Championship 400m dash champion in 2015
  • Four-year letterwinner in track
  • Earned All-State and All-Conference honors as a junior and senior
  • DVC conference champion in the 200m and 400m dashes as a senior
  • Earned high school's MVP award as a junior and senior
  • Earned all-academic honors as a senior
  • As a junior, won the Glenbard North High School Invitational 4x400m relay with a school record
  • Finished fifth at the IHSA Outdoor Girls 2015 3A State Championships in the 400m dash
  • Finished third at the 2015 Illinois Top Times Indoor State Championships in the 400m dash
  • Helped team win both the Upsate Indoor and Outdoor Conference Championship twice during her prep career
  • 2016 New Balance National Indoor Championships qualifier in the 200m and 400m dashes
  • Holds numerous USATF, AAU, high school and conference records across the 200m, 400m and 4x400m relay
  • Won the 2016USATF District Championships in the 400m dash
  • Won the USATF Region 7 Track & Field Championships in the 4x400m relay 17-18 division in 2015 and 2016
  • Won the 200m and 400m championship at the 2015 AAU Outdoor Invitational in the 17-18 division
  • Went to the same high school as Purdue teammate and record holder Savannah Carson
  • Full Name: Samara Miller
  • Major: Political science
  • Minor: Law and society
  • Birthday: Nov. 14, 1997
  • City Born: Naperville, Illinois
  • Parents: Renard Miller, Sr. and Sharon Miller
  • Siblings: Older brother, Renard Jr.
  • Notes: Plans to become an attorney
  • Enjoys Christian-faith based classes, services, groups and activities, as well as liturgical dance and plays


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