Samara Miller
Samara  Miller

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Neuqua Valley

Height:
5-7

Event:
Sprints

Birthdate:
11/14/1997

06/02/2017

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

05/24/2017

T&F Set to Open NCAA East Prelims

The Boilermakers begin the meet Thursday at the University of Kentucky

05/18/2017

T&F Advances 34 Entries to Regionals

The Big Ten champion women have 20 entries at NCAA Prelims

05/13/2017

Carson Wins LJ Saturday at B1Gs

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

05/01/2017

Student-Athlete Interns Announced

Eight student-athletes will intern throughout Purdue Athletics

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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