As part of its three-meet weekend, the Gophers had a group competing locally at St. Thomas Friday night
Agnes Esser and Rachel Schow both won two events to lead the Gophers at the Tommie Twilight
Patty O'Brien wins the 5,000m at the Kip Janvrin Invite to lead the Gophers on Friday
Photos of track and field student athlete Liz Miller.
2017 Season - Indoor: Ran eight races and recorded career-best times in the 600m (1:41.40), 800m (2:19.06), and the mile (5:13.33).
2017 Season - Outdoor: Ran seven races and recorded career-best times in the 1,500m (4:52.12) and 3,000m (11:51.84) • ran a season-best time of 2:18.85 in the 800m at the Holst Invitational.
2016 Season - Indoor: Ran three races with two appearances in the mile and one in the 4x400m relay • ran a career-best 5:14.61 to place 11th in the mile at the Parents Day Invite • ran third on Minnesota’s seventh-place 4x400m relay (4:11.51) at the St. Thomas Showcase.
2016 Season - Outdoor: Ran seven races with appearances in the 800m, 1,500m, and 4x400m relay • ran a career-best 4:52.88 in the 1,500m at the Ashton May Invitational • placed fifth in the 800m in a season-best 2:16.72 at the Hamline Invitational.
2015 Season - Indoor: Did not compete.
2015 Season - Outdoor: Competed unattached.
High School: A 2014 graduate of Watertown-Mayer High School • three-time state meet participant and three-time all-conference honoree in cross country • recorded a career-best finish at the 2011 Minnesota Class A state cross country championship, placing 60th in 16:04.7 as a sophomore • two-time academic all-state honoree in cross country • seven-time track & field state meet participant and two-time state champion • won 800m state title in 2:14.39 and helped Watertown-Mayer tie for 10th place in the team standings at the 2014 Minnesota Class A state track & field championship as a senior • won 4x800m relay state title in 9:31 as a sophomore and finished third as a junior and 10th as a freshman • finished fourth in 1,600m at state meet as a junior • conference champion in 4x800m relay (2011) and 300m hurdles (2013) • holds Watertown-Mayer school records in the 800m and 1,600m • also played basketball and volleyball in high school • National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born May 28, 1996 • daughter of Angela Nelson and Mike Miller • has five younger siblings, Anthony, Trista, Cassandra, Danielle and Max • enjoys going to the Boundary Waters • major is Family Social Science.
|Miller's Indoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|600m||1:41.40||St. Thomas Invite (1/20/17)|
|800m||2:19.06||Parents Day Invite (2/10/17)|
|Mile||5:13.33||Parents Day Invite (2/18/17)|
|Miller's Outdoor Career Bests (2017 Final)|
|800m||2:16.47 (UA)||UW-La Crosse Eagle Open (5/8/15)|
|1,500m||4:52.12||Hamline Invite (4/1/17)|
|3,000m||11:51.84||Hamline Twilight (4/12/17)|
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