Matthew McMillan, son of Doug and Denise McMillan, is a senior at Brentwood Academy and a member of the Varsity Boys Cross Country and Track Teams.
This season, he ran a 15:59 5k, 4:17 mile, and 9:18 in the 3200-meter race.
McMillan had a fourth grade teacher at St. Paul Christian Academy, Mr. Cheeseman, who encouraged him to start running. He said he’s been doing it ever since.
When asked what inspires him to continue training and competing he said, “Goals that I have for the year… working for my teammates and coaches… doing my best.”
When he’s not running track or cross country, McMillan enjoys playing the piano and wearing, buying and collecting sneakers.
After graduating from Brentwood Academy this spring, he plans to attend college. He is still deciding on his final choice of university, but is considering The University of Tennessee- Knoxville, Georgetown University and The University of Alabama. He hopes to one day get his MBA and start a designer leather goods brand.