Friday Film: The Rise Of 800 Meter Runner Brandon Miller


This week's Friday Film takes it back to our feature on John Burrough's (MO) then-sophomore Brandon Miller in 2017. Ahead of filming, Miller was coming off a third-place outing in the 800m at Brooks PR and was preparing for the AAU Junior Olympics that ensuing summer, where he would go on to set a new AAU 15-16 age group national record in a time of 1:49.87 at the age of 16. 

Since the film, Miller has lowered his PR down to 1:49.55, a new state record time he achieved at the MSHSAA Class 5 Championships. He's also produced a PR of 47.42 in the 400m and has even run 16:20 for 5K across the cross country season. He acheived these feats despite not having his final two outdoor track and field seasons, his junior campaign shortened because of injury and his senior season removed due to public health precautions stemming from the coronavirus. 

In the fall, Miller signed with Texas A&M University over the National Letter of Intent period, joining a program which has been a major talent-developer in recent history at the 800m distance. 

This much is true: Miller's high school career was remarkable to witness. 

The feature film we produced on Miller weren't the only things we have in the archives. Check out some key races and features over Miller's time in high school. 


AAU Junior Olympic 800m Final: 2017


Brandon Miller Breaks Down His 1,500m Win At AAU: 2018


Brandon Miller's 800m at the Festival of Miles



Brandon Miller's 13yo Age Group World Record


Brandon Miller Quarantine Interview: 2019