2024 FHSAA Outdoor Championships

Christian Miller, Currently Top In The World At 100m, Heads To States

Christian Miller, Currently Top In The World At 100m, Heads To States

As the Creekside senior readies for the U.S. Olympic Trials, he prepares for his final state championships on Saturday at the University of North Florida.

May 14, 2024 by Cory Mull
Christian Miller, Currently Top In The World At 100m, Heads To States

It's not every day that the fastest man in the world competes in a high school state championship. 

But on Saturday, that description will fit Creekside High School senior Christian Miller, who still stands today as the No. 1 athlete in the world at 100 meters with his wind-legal 9.93 time from May 16. 

There's only one hitch, though. 

Miller, who now owns outright the national high school record for the 100m distance, will not compete in any individual races at the Florida High School Athletic Association Class 4A Championships on Saturday in Jacksonville on the campus of the University of North Florida -- essentially his hometown. 

Instead, Miller will line up for Creekside in the team's 4x100 squad, St. Johns Strider coach Rickey Fields told FloTrack on Monday. He may also compete in the 4x400 to finish out the event. 

Fields said Miller is preserving all of his focus in individual events ahead of the U.S. Olympic Trials, where he is automatically qualified for the 100m. 

"Wanted him as fresh as possible for that," Fields told FloTrack.

This past weekend, Miller also recorded a time under the U.S. Olympic Trials 'A' standard for the 200m at the PURE Athletics Sprint Elite Meet in Claremont with a time of 20.15 seconds, but it was wind-aided by 2.6 meters-per-second, so he will have to vie for another turn at the distance to get his auto Q -- currently the 'A' standard is 20.30 seconds. 

"He's rolling," Fields said of Miller. "His vision is to run the Olympic Trials in June." 

Miller does, however, have the Olympic entry standard in the 100m, with his 9.93 time well below the 10 second barrier. The Olympic entry standard in the 200m is 20.16. 

A year ago, Miller won two Florida state titles in the 100m and 200m, the latter distance becoming his second win at the distance. He followed with U.S. U20 titles in the 100m and 200m, scoring times of 10.06 and 20.51 seconds, respectively. 

The University of Georgia signee is considered the top sprint recruit in the country and at this point could potentially make a U.S. team at the age of 18 -- he turns that age on May 16.

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