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Brandon Miller '20

June 2, 2017

Brandon Miller '20 was featured in the 6.02.17 St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Brandon Miller nearly fell over. A standout track star and soon-to-be sophomore at John Burroughs, Miller won the high school boys 800-meter run in 1 minute and 52.42 seconds Thursday night at the 10th Festival of Miles at St. Louis U. High. The proud owner of the world-record 800 by a 14-year-old and the fastest 800 by a freshman in American history, Miller devours half miles in a blink. The race wasn't what had him on the brink of blacking out. It was the news. While standing at the podium and accepting his first-place plaque, Miller was informed with the crowd that he had been accepted to the Brooks PR Invitational on June 17 in Seattle. It ranks among the nation's most prestigious track meets and one Miller has been dreaming about. He doesn't need to dream any more. 'It's crazy,' Miller said. 'When I heard that I blacked out.' Miller, 15, put on a show in his signature event. The pint-sized powerhouse powered his way to the lead and never trailed. He ran at Festival of Miles last spring in the middle school mile, which is among the earliest races in a night full of track action. The 800 is in a prime-time slot and Miller shined bright under the lights and the crowd let him know about it. 'I've never run this kind of atmosphere before so it was a really good race,' Miller said. 'Running under the lights is crazy. It's one of the few times I've done it. The crowd was really hype. It's a great experience.'"