Samara Miller
Samara  Miller

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Neuqua Valley

Height:
5-7

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
11/14/1997

06/05/2018

T&F NCAA Champs Start Wednesday

The track & field teams cap the Purdue sports year this weekend

06/01/2018

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

05/25/2018

2 Boilers Advance to NCAAs on Day 1

Five others advanced to Friday quarterfinals

05/25/2018

T&F Earns 6 More NCAA Berths

Purdue has 13 more chances to advance Saturday

05/23/2018

Regionals Up Next for T&F

The Boilermakers head to Tampa, Florida, for the three-day meet

2018 (RS FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE)
  • Big Ten champion in the indoor 4x400-meter relay with a conference championships record time of 3:30.40, which ranks second in school history
  • Set the Purdue freshman record in the 600-meter dash with a time of 1:28.55 at Big Tens to finish fourth
  • Her 600-meter dash time ranks second in school history
  • Was an alternate for the 4x4 at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships
  • Won the 400-meter dash at the Tyson Invite with a time of 53.58 seconds, which ranks fourth in school history
  • Ran a time of 53.38 seconds in the 400-meter dash at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, which ranks fifth in school history
  • Ran a leg of the winning 1600-meter sprint medley relay at the Drake Relays
  • Finished 11th in the 400-meter dash at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships
  • NCAA East Preliminary Round qualifier in the 400-meter dash

2017 (REDSHIRT/FRESHMAN)

  • Advanced to the Big Ten Outdoor Championships final in the 400m dash after running a time of 53.54 seconds in prelims
  • Finished ninth at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in the 400m dash
  • Season-best time of 53.54 seconds ranks sixth in school history
  • NCAA East Preliminary Round qualifier in the 400m dash
  • Member of the fifth fastest 4x400m relay team in school history which ran a time of 3:34.16 at the LSU Battle on the Bayou
  • Member of the winning 4x400m relay teams at the Louisville Invite and the Rankin/Poehlein Invite
  • Redshirted the indoor season as she sat out with an injury

HIGH SCHOOL

  • 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
PERSONAL
  • 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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