14-Year-Old 800m Phenom Brandon Miller Stuns With New Meet Record
Day 3: Monday, August 1
14-year-old Brandon Miller has been on fire this year in the 800m and he's hitting his stride at the perfect time in Houston for the AAU Junior Olympic Games. Missouri native Miller, who represents Ultimate Speed Academy, broke a four-year-old meet record today by four seconds with a stunning 1:53.64 effort in the preliminary round. He finished six seconds ahead of runner-up Victor Zuniga, who ran 1:59.79.
The previous record was 1:57.61, set in 2012 by Terrell Jackson.
Watch Brandon Miller run a solo 1:55 at the AAU Region 15 Qualifier in June:
More highlights from the AAU Junior Olympic Games in Houston, Texas:
- Charles Brockman won his 400m hurdles prelim in 52.62, the fastest time of the day for the Men's 17-18 age group
- Tyrese Cooper clocked 10.69 (-2.8) to advance in Boys 15-16 100m prelims
- Hasani Knight records 15.52m/50-11 (+1.3) to win Men's 17-18 triple jump final; his previous best was 48-7.5 to place fourth at New Balance Nationals Outdoor! Knight's mark ranks U.S. No. 2 for wind-legal marks this year
- Tamari Davis crushed Girls 13 Age Group 100m field by clocking 11.93 (-1.5) to win her prelim; Saraiah Walkes was next fastest in 12.29. Davis' time is a new age group meet record.
- Women's 17-18 100m is building into a loaded final, as Kaylor Harris (11.72, -1.2), Tamara Clark (11.72, -0.7) and Katia Seymour (11.77, -1.7) all dipped under 11.80 with five more girls under 12 seconds in the prelims
Watch Katia Seymour run a wind-legal 11.26 at the Great Southwest Classic in June: