OKLAHOMA CITY (July 31, 2014) – Kentrell Miller, who was part of two national-championship relay teams while at Southern Nazarene, has transferred to Oklahoma Christian for his senior season of eligibility, OC track and field coach Randy Heath said Thursday.
Miller, who’s from Oklahoma City, graduated with a bachelor’s degree from SNU earlier this year. Under NCAA rules, a student-athlete who has earned his bachelor’s degree and still has a season of eligibility remaining may transfer without penalty. Miller plans to work on his master’s degree in business administration while at OC.
“We are very excited to have Kentrell become a member of the OC track and field team,” Heath said. “He is a very good sprinter who is exceptional on the relays and will help us immediately.”
Miller graduated from Putnam City North High School in 2005 and spent time in the U.S. Air Force before enrolling at SNU, where he became a member of one of the nation’s top small-college relay teams.
In 2013, the Crimson Storm’s 4x400-meter squad won the National Christian College Athletic Association indoor and outdoor titles with times of 3:22.32 and 3:13.37, respectively, setting NCCAA records in both races. The indoor race came a month after Miller underwent an appendectomy.
In addition to earning NCCAA All-America honors in those two races, Miller also did so as part of SNU’s 4x100-meter outdoor relay team in 2013, which finished third at the national meet. The relay team also qualified in the 4x400 for the NAIA Indoor Championships in 2012 and in the 4x100 and 4x400 at the NAIA Outdoor Championships the same year.
Miller has career-best times of 7.05 seconds in the 60 meters, 10.93 seconds in the 100 meters, 22.41 seconds in the 200 meters and 50.17 seconds in the 400 meters (run this spring in a winning effort in the LSU Twilight Meet).