Stanley Miller is quite the character. Warm, engaging and humble, Miller never takes himself or his accomplishments too seriously.
He is a better person than he is a track-and-field student-athlete – and that’s saying something.
On Saturday at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium, Miller showed exactly what type of sprinter he is at the 94th annual District Three Class AA Track and Field Championships. The Annville-Cleona senior struck gold in his signature event – the 200-meter dash – after finishing as the runner-up in the 100-meter dash.
In the afternoon, Miller got out of the blocks quickly in the 200-meter dash final and enjoyed a slight lead through the turn. He had enough left in the tank to out lean his competition at the tape.
Earlier in the day, Miller had finished second by a whisker in the 100 final. The second seeded Miller battled the entire way before being nudged by Brendan Sparr of Schuylkill Valley by .18 of a second at the end.
The sprint medals represented half of the four Miller earned on the weekend. He took seventh in the Class AA long jump and anchored the Annville-Cleona team to a seventh-place showing in the 400-meter relay.
Miller, who’s also an accomplished soccer player, plans to attend Liberty University in the fall and hopes to compete in track and field there.
– Jeff Falk