Jalen Miller Named SEC Runner of the Week
Jalen Miller (photo by Joshua McCoy)
Jan. 13, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – He had a season opener for the ages, and now Ole Miss’ Jalen Miller has been recognized as the Southeastern Conference Men’s Runner of the Week for his world-leading performance at the Gene Edmonds Invitational this past Saturday.

A sophomore from Tunica, Mississippi, Miller not only clocked the world’s fastest 60-meter time in 2015 but posted the top two times at Purdue’s indoor meet.

After running a 6.57 in the prelims, he clocked a 6.56 in the final to claim the world’s fastest time this season by five hundredths of a second. With his winning time, Miller set a personal best that is just one hundredth of a second off of Mike Granger’s school record and also established a meet and facility record at Purdue’s indoor track.

He also ran a converted 21.93 on the flat track to finish runner-up in the 200 meters.

As a freshman, Miller was a USTFCCCA Indoor All-American in the 60 and was a member of the Rebels’ 4x100-meter relay team that participated at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships. He also won a gold medal as the leadoff runner on Team USA’s 4x100 relay team at the IAAF World Junior Championships over the summer.

For more information on Ole Miss Track & Field, follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissTrack and on Facebook at Ole Miss Track. And follow Coach O'Neal at @CoachBrianOneal.

 

 

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