Lennox V. Miller (8 October 1946 in Kingston, Jamaica – 8 November 2004 in Pasadena, California) was a champion runner and father of Inger Miller.
Representing Jamaica, Miller won the silver medal in the 100 meters in the
1968 Summer Olympics and the bronze in the 1972 Summer Olympics, also in the 100.
He and Inger are the first father-daughter to win Olympic track and field medals. He was her coach prior to her winning gold in the
1996 Summer Olympics. Both ran for the University of Southern California, where Miller earned a degree in psychology and graduated from the dental school. He had been a dentist in Pasadena for 30 years.
While at USC, Miller anchored the still standing
World Record 4x110 yard relay at the NCAA Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships, held at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The Imperial distance became defunct as the IAAF now only recognizes metric races (except the one Mile run), so the event is rarely run and not part of elite competition. The record was also complicated because of Miller's Jamaican citizenship, the makeup of the team was not entirely from one country. Miller took the baton from O.J. Simpson. Also on the team was future NFL star Earl McCullouch.
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( Jamaica Daley, Quarrie, Lawson, Miller) 1975:
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