Shawnee senior Mark Miller has improved gradually as a miler, from 4:40 as a freshman to 4:32.28 as a sophomore and 4:26.49 as a junior.
The PRs have really been falling of late for Miller, who brought a 4:26.49 PR into his senior year of indoor track.
Miller ran a personal-best 4:23.94 at the Bubble in a SJTCA meet in January, then lowered his PR to 4:23.88 at South Jersey Group 4 sectionals, where he was second to Trenton’s Mulual Mu, then lowered it again to 4:21.54 when he placed fifth at states this past weekend.
That’s three PRs in 24 days for Miller!
Miller is the No. 9 seed for the Meet of Champions and the fastest South Jersey entrant coming out of the various states meets.
He’s also the second-fastest indoor miler in Shawnee history:
4:16.71 … Dave Forward, 2009
4:21.54 … Mark Miller, 2017
4:23.15 … Dave DeJong, 1998
4:25.0h … Keith O’Brien, 1992
4:25.51 … Connor Herr, 2012
The last Burlington County runner under 4:20 indoors was Shawn Wilson of Cherokee with a 4:18.50 in 2012.