Will Miller, E’07, and his team­mates placed fourth in the men’s eight rowing final on Wednesday morning at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, nar­rowly missing out on a medal in the 2000-​​meter Eton Dornay course.

The U.S. crew fin­ished with a 5:51:48 time, slightly behind the 5:51:18 time from bronze medalist Great Britain.

Miller, 28, is Northeastern’s 29th Olympian and the 19th alumnus to row in the Games, con­tin­uing a proud tra­di­tion of Olympic rowing suc­cess for his family and the uni­ver­sity. North­eastern rowing has been rep­re­sented in every Olympiad since 1972, when his father, Bill, ’70, who was an out­standing oarsman for North­eastern, com­peted in the cox­less fours.

The 2012 Summer Olympics in London mark the 16th time North­eastern has sent ath­letes or coaches to the Games.

Northeastern’s most recent medalist is women’s ice hockey head coach Dave Flint, who cap­tured silver at the 2010 Van­couver Games as an assis­tant coach for the USA women’s ice hockey team. Rower Dan Walsh, BHS’02, earned the last Summer Olympics medal, win­ning bronze in the 2008 Games in Bei­jing. Vicky Suno­hara, ’90, is the last Husky to cap­ture Olympic gold, win­ning the medal with the Cana­dian women’s ice hockey team at the 2006 Games in Torino.