Nov. 3, 2011
DALLAS (SMU) - SMU track and field assistant coach, Tony Miller, will be enshrined into the Baylor University Athletic Hall of Fame tomorrow night. Miller, a standout sprinter at Baylor from 1990-1994, was a15-time All-American, an achievement which still tops Baylor's list for the highest number of combined All-America honors earned in the history of Baylor's track and field program.
"I'm excited about it because it's nice to get the acknowledgement for all of your hard work and sacrifices that you made to do everything necessary to be inducted into the Hall of Fame," Miller said. "I'm also excited about it from the standpoint that the university meant so much to me. Running with my teammates, Deon Minor, Michael Johnson, Jay Hicks and those guys, this honor is not just for myself, but for them as well because it was a brotherhood for us back in the day."
Miller's nine-time All-American honors as a member of the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relay teams matches the school record set by teammate and Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson. He was a member of the Bears' 4x400-meter relay teams which swept the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor championships. A year later, Miller's group also captured the 1991 NCAA Indoor title. More than two decades later, his 1990 4x100-meter relay team's time of 38.98 seconds at the NCAA Championships still stands as a school record.
In addition to earning three NCAA titles in the 4x400-meter relay, Miller earned seven Southwest Conference championships. Outside of Baylor, Miller was also member of the 1995 US Pan-American 4x400-meter relay team, competed in two US Olympic Trials and was a semi-finalist in the 400 meters at the 1996 trials.
Looking back on his career, Miller still sees his freshman year at Baylor some of the most memorable times as he won both the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA Outdoor Championships as well as capturing the Southwest Conference's 400-meter title.
"I see my time at Baylor as being a platform for the rest for the rest of the success in my life," Miller said. "What I take from it is if you are in the right place at the right time, you can do great things."
Miller's Athletic Accomplishments
- 15-time Division I NCAA All-American
- Three-time Division I NCAA National Champion
- Seven-time Southwest Conference Champion
- 1992 US Olympic Trials quarter-finalist
- 1994 US Olympic Festival SOUTH Team
- 1994 US vs. Great Britain Team
- 1995 US vs. Great Britain Team
- 1995 US Pan American Games Team
- 1996 Olympic Trials semi-finalist
- 1989 USA Today All-American in the 400m
- 1989 4A State Champion in the 400m
- 1989 4A State Champion in the 4x4oom relay
- 1988 4A State Champion in the 4x4oom relay