Chantae McMillan
McMillan competing at the 2012 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1988-05-01) May 1, 1988 (age 35)
Fort Campbell, Kentucky, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight152 lb (69 kg)
Country United States
Event(s)Heptathlon, pentathlon, Javelin
Turned pro2011
Coached byKibwe Johnson
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Heptathlon:
6326 points
Eugene (USA)
July 10, 2016
4396 points
College Station (USA)
March 11, 2011

Chantae McMillan (born May 1, 1988) is an American heptathlete who competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Prep career

Chantae McMillan attended Rolla High School in Rolla, Missouri, where she competed in the long jump and graduated in 2006. McMillan earned High School All-America accolades by finishing third in the long jump with a leap of 19 ft 4ins at the 2005 Nike Outdoor Nationals.

McMillan placed at the long jump at the Missouri State High School Activities Association outdoor Class 4 state track and field meet all four years. McMillan finished second to Leandra McGruder and earned a silver medal in the long jump as a senior in 2006 (18-9), winning titles as a junior in 2005 (19-5 1/2) and as a sophomore in 2004 (18-11) and earned a silver medal in the long jump as a freshman in 2003 (18-2 1/2).

McMillan won her only triple jump appearance at the state meet as a junior (38-7).


McMillan then went to the University of Nebraska. In summer 2007, she became a competitor in combined events (pentathlon and heptathlon).[1] She compiled 4 Big XII Championships and set two school records, graduating as the most accomplished heptathlete in Nebraska Cornhuskers history. McMillan placed fourth in Heptathlon at 2010 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships scoring 5583 points.[2] She placed second in the Pentathlon as a senior at the 2011 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships behind Brianne Theisen-Eaton.[3]


Chantae McMillan placed third scoring 6003 points at 2011 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships behind Sharon Day 6058 points and Ryann Krais 6030 points.[4]

McMillan qualified for the 2012 London Olympics at the U.S. Olympic trials on June 30, 2012.[5] She placed third at the trials with a score of 6188 points.[6] At the trials, McMillan set personal bests in 100 meter hurdles, 200 meters, shot put, javelin, and 800 meters and achieved the Olympic A standard.[5] At the 2012 Olympics, she finished in 28th place.

On June 20, 2015, McMillan scored 5601 points to place fifth overall in women's heptathlon at the Pan American Combined Events Cup.[7]

McMillan is one of six athletes to be featured on the 2015 cover of ESPN's famous Body Issue.[8]

In the 2015–2016 school year, McMillan trained and coached at University of Dayton in preparation for U.S. Olympic trials on July 10, 2016.[9] McMillan placed fifth scoring a personal best 6326 points at the U.S. Olympic trials on July 10, 2016.[10]


Chantae McMillan competed on the NBC television series The Titan Games,[11][12][circular reference] and progressed through the competition to become a Titan by beating two-time Olympic gold medallist Claressa Shields. McMillian defended her Titan win against episode competitors once, before being dethroned by Dani Speegle.


  1. ^ University of Nebraska Track & Field bio
  2. ^ 2010 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships Women's Heptathlon DATE: 06/09 - 06/12/10 at Hayward Field - Eugene, OR
  3. ^ 2011 NCAA Division I Indoor Championships Women's Pentathlon 03/11 - 03/12/11 University of Texas A&M -Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium
  4. ^ 2011 USA Championships Results - Hayward Field - Eugene, OR June 23-26, 2011 - Women's Heptathlon Senior
  5. ^ a b Roberts, Dave (2012-07-01). "Rolla native McMillan qualifies for U.S. Olympic Team". The Rolla Daily News. Archived from the original on 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2012-07-01.
  6. ^ "USATF 2012 Trials Results – Women's Heptathlon". Archived from the original on 2019-12-20. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
  7. ^ 2015 Capital Cup Results – Women’s Heptathlon
  8. ^ Chantae McMillan cover image
  9. ^ "Chantae McMillan coached at University of Dayton in 2016". Archived from the original on 2016-12-09. Retrieved 2016-12-13.
  10. ^ "2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) results". Archived from the original on 2016-07-15. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
  11. ^ "The Titan Games". IMDb. 3 January 2019.
  12. ^ The Titan Games