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Lennox Miller

Full name: Lennox Valencia Miller
Nickname(s): Billy
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: October 8, 1946 in Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica
Died: November 8, 2004 in Pasadena, California, United States
Affiliations: USC Trojans, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: JAM Jamaica
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Father of Inger Miller.

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Lennox Miller became the first great 100 metre sprinter from Jamaica. He attended the University of Southern California, running anchor on a sprint relay team that set a world record of 38.6 seconds in 1967 – O. J. Simpson was one of the other runners on the team. At the 1971 Pan American Games Miller won gold in the 4×100 metres relay (with Alfred Daley, Don Quarrie, and the non-Olympian Carl Lawson) and silver in the 100 metres. After graduating from USC, Miller went to dental school there and practiced dentistry in the Pasadena area for over 30 years. His daughter, Inger Miller, also became a renowned sprinter, and competed for the United States at the Olympics.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.04 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 100 metres Jamaica JAM 2 Silver
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Jamaica JAM 4
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics Men's 100 metres Jamaica JAM 3 Bronze

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics Jamaica Final 2 10.0 10.04 4
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics Jamaica Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 10.1 10.15
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics Jamaica Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 10.1 10.11
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics Jamaica Round One Heat Six 1 QU 10.1w 10.15w
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics Jamaica Final 3 10.33 5
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics Jamaica Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 10.31 5
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics Jamaica Quarter-Finals Heat Five 1 QU 10.33 4
1972 Summer 25 München Athletics Jamaica Round One Heat One 1 QU 10.45 8

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics Jamaica JAM Final 4 38.4 38.47 5
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics Jamaica JAM Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/WR 38.3 38.39
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Athletics Jamaica JAM Round One Heat Two 1 QU/=WR 38.6 38.65