blankMichael Miller, Jr.
The Dempsey Indoor season comes to a close with five more Top-10 marks.
2012 (Cross Country): Ran in the Husky top-seven at four of the five races in the fall ... ran at his third Pac-12 Championships, placing a career-best 42nd, as the No. 6 Husky finisher in 24:36 ... the seventh UW runner across the line at NCAA West Regionals, finishing 111th overall in 31:47 for 10k ... was 58th at the Bill Dellinger Invite in Oregon, sixth among Huskies ... opened the fall with an 11th-place run at the Sundodger, seventh among Huskies, in 24:27.
2011-12: The top steeplechaser once again on the squad and was also the only Husky to clock a sub-1:50 half-mile ... just missed scoring for the second time in the steeplechase at the Pac-12 Championships, as he placed ninth with a time of 9:09.03 ... season-best steeple time came in a second-place finish at the UW-WSU Dual meet, as he posted a 9:03.20 ... also was third in the steeple at the Pepsi Team Invite, running 9:04.69 ... ran a pair of 1,500m races, the best a 3:52.63 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... indoors, ended his season with a big PR at 800-meters, as he clocked a 1:49.61 at the UW Final Qualifier, finishing sixth ... that 800m time was the best on the team, and shot him all the way up to fourth on the Husky indoor top-10 list ... also ran the mile three times indoors, setting a PR with a 4:05.85 at the MPSF Championships, as he finished 11th ... also took 18th in the mile at the Husky Classic in 4:06.35 ... (Cross Country): Ran in UW's top-seven at four of five meets despite not being fully healthy all season ... started the season with a 16th-place finish at the Sundodger, scoring as the No. 5 Husky finisher ... was the seventh Husky finisher at the Pac-12 Championships in Arizona, placing 62nd overall ... finished 145th at NCAA West Regionals, again the No. 7 UW runner ... also was the seventh finisher at the Wisconsin Invitational, placing 213th in the large field.
2010-11: Developed into the top steeplechaser for the Huskies, qualifying for the NCAA West Prelims where he finished 36th out of 48 competitors in a time of 9:14.58 in Eugene ... scored at the Pac-10 Championships, finishing eighth in the steeple in 9:18.25 ... set his steeple PR in a critical victory in the UW-WSU dual, as he held on for a close win in 8:57.32, good for a four-point swing in UW's three point victory ... also ran well at the Pepsi Team Invitational, finishing third in the steeple in 9:09.07 ... ran 3:52.12 in an early 1,500-meter run at Stanford ... redshirted indoors, competing just once unattached, running a solid mile time of 4:12.43 at the UW Indoor Preview ... (Cross Country): Stepped up big for the Huskies in the postseason, running in the top-five for the first time at the Pac-10 Championships, where he placed 43rd overall ... continued to run well at West Regionals, as he placed 49th overall, fourth among Huskies, in a time of 31:06 for 10k as UW placed sixth overall after coming in ranked just 15th ... began the year with a 28th-place finish at the Sundodger Invite.
2009-10: Had a busy outdoor season in the mid-distances after competing just once indoors ... first official competition was a 3:55.95 1,500-meter run at the Stanford Invitational ... competed at the Pac-10 Championships at 800-meters, and ran a season-best time of 1:51.10 in the prelims to place 16th overall ... was runner-up at the Ken Shannon Invite in the 800m, crossing in 1:51.97 ... took fourth in the 1,500m in poor conditions at the UW-WSU dual in 3:58.44 ... redshirted the indoor season, competing just once unattached, a 4:17.83 mile at the UW Final Qualifier ... (Cross Country): Did not compete during the fall season.
High School and Personal: Born in Anchorage, Alaska ... parents are Jane Malnoske and John Miller ... has one older sister, Maggie, and three younger sisters, Katie, Jordan, and Mickayla ... sister Maggie runs for the College of Idaho ... a two-state champion in both cross country and track, claiming titles in both Alaska and Washington ... the 2006 and 2007 Alaska 3A state cross country champion, and then transferred to Mt. Rainier and won the Washington 3A state cross country title in 2008 ... captured both the 800-meter and 1600-meter 3A state titles as a senior in 2009 ... competed at the 2007 and 2008 Footlocker West Regionals, taking 15th in 2008 ... won three Seamount League and three West District titles in the 800m and 1600m during two years at Mt. Rainier ... 20th at the 2008 Borderclash ... also lettered three years in both wrestling and basketball ... won an Alaska state wrestling title at 140-pounds.