Christian Miller Breaks Franklin Field Record Of 9.95 In 100

* Creekside's Christian Miller ran 9.95 in the 100m semifinals at NBNO on Friday at Franklin Field

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Christian Miller is back, and he's back in a big way. 

The St. Johns Creekside (FL) graduate and University of Georgia signee clocked his second sub-10 performance across the calendar year on Friday, hitting a wind-legal 9.95 (+1.2) seconds in the semifinals of the 100 meter championship at New Balance Nationals Outdoor in Philadelphia. 

"Just going into it, I had to remind myself in the head that I just got to execute, execute," Miller said. 

The performance, which was just a shade off his season-best 9.93 from May, was a reported new record at Franklin Field. A year ago, Montverde Academy's Issam Asinga clocked a then-record 10.05 (+1.6) seconds at New Balance Nationals Outdoor. 

The performance by Miller, his first since an appearance at the Edwin Moses Legends Meet in Atlanta on May 31, led all performers in the semifinals and pushed him to the finals on Saturday, which takes place at 1:35 p.m. EST. 

"The energy was great," Miller said. "I came across the line. I heard the crowd before I saw the time. I knew it was going to be something fast. Looking at that clock and knowing I broke that meet record, it felt crowd. I was thinking in my head, 'I'm ready for Trials.' 

Miller opened his account on Friday in the first round of the 100m, clocking a time of 10.38 seconds.

The Florida standout will face Archbishop Carroll's Jake Odey-Jordan (10.41), American Heritage's Zamarii Sanders (10.44) and Washington Township's Ajani Dwyer (10.32).

Miller is entered at the U.S. Olympic Trials, which will begin on June 21 in Eugene, Oregon.

Related Links: 

New Balance Nationals Outdoor meet page