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LCHS runner signs with USCB track team
Miller signing
Surrounded by family, coaches and supporters Liberty County High School track star Nicholas Miller smiles after signing a letter of intent to take his skills to the University of South Carolina — Beaufort this year. - photo by Patty Leon
Liberty County High School track runner Nicholas Miller signed a scholarship with the University of South Carolina – Beaufort Campus. The signing was Monday at the Panthers’ track field.
Miller is among the Panthers’ best hurdlers.
In the 2018 season, Miller hit a personal best of 19.08 seconds in the 110 meter hurdles, 24.34 seconds in the 200-meter dash, 40.08 seconds in the 300-meter hurdles and 1:03.46 in the 400-meter hurdles, according to Georgia Mile Split.
“This is the stuff of my dreams,” Miller said after signing. “Dreams actually come true if you work for them, no matter what it is.”
Panther track coach Darryl McCulley said Miller was a bit stubborn when he first joined the team.
“He resisted change until we proved to him that it works,” he said. “After he understood, he progressed very quickly at what he does. Now I think he is going to blossom in college.”
“Nick showed a lot of leadership in his senior year,” coach Nathan Mims added. “I agree, in the beginning he was a little stubborn, but he proved to be a leader and it showed at state when he finished in the top eight.”
Miller said he plans to keep on training to maintain his endurance and stamina for his college debut.
“I am very proud he was able to accomplish the goals he wanted to accomplish,” David Miller said of his son. “I am behind him 100 percent and anything he needs from us we are there for him.”
The older Miller said the whole family plans to make as many meets as possible throughout his college career offering their love and support.
“We are happy,” he said. “Very happy.”
“Today is a great day,” Rena Miller said of her son’s accomplishment. “I thank God for giving Nicholas the ability to do the things that he does.
She went on to say she is thankful for all the support and prayers from family members and friends.

Miller’s parents said they are confident their son will succeed at the next level. Miller plans to study studio arts and master photography and videography skills.

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