Miller wins steeplechase for U-Dub (Track)

April 30, 2011

University of Washington sophomore Michael Miller Jr. of Anchorage last night delivered the signature moment of his budding college track and field career.

The Alaska runner used a strong kick to win the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Washington-Washington State dual meet, upsetting WSU’s Andrew Gonzales along the way.

Miller, of ACS fame, won with a 12-second personal-best time of 8:57.32, which moved him up to 14th in the West Region and assures a trip to the NCAA prelims with hopes of punching his ticket to the national championships.

He was also eighth in the 3,000-meter run in 8:34.30.