As part of the lead up to the 107th NYRR Millrose Games, ArmoryTrack.com will be highlighting a number of student-athletes who have qualified for the New Balance High School Mile. The New Balance High School Mile has long been a staple at the NYRR Millrose Games, with past winners including sub-four minute miler Kyle Merber and 2013 IAAF World Championships qualifier Cory Mcgee. Today's Miler Spotlight is on Mike Brannigan.

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Mike Brannigan 
Junior, Northport High School
Northport, NY
Fastest Mile - 4:14 in a time trial; 4:17.04 at the Hispanic Games in 2014


ArmoryTrack.com: What's your greatest running achievement? 

Mike Brannigan: I feel my greatest running achievement is qualifying as a team for the Nike XC Nationals 2013 in Portland, OR. 

ArmoryTrack.com: Best piece of advice someone's ever given you?

Mike Brannigan: The best piece of advice I have ever received is from my Assistant Coach, Bob Berkely, to set specific running goals, long and short term, and to also set life goals. 

ArmoryTrack.com: What are three keys to your running success?

Mike Brannigan: Training, diet, and getting enough rest.

ArmoryTrack.com: Do you have any pre-race traditions or superstitions?

Mike Brannigan: I cross myself before every race.  

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Quick Hits: 

ArmoryTrack.com: Who is your favorite athlete?
Mike Brannigan: Bernard Lagat  

ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite Pre-Race Meal?
Mike Brannigan: Grilled eggplant and salad.

ArmoryTrack.com: If you could go on a run with anyone, past or present, who would it be with? 
Mike Brannigan: I would love to run with Evan Jager.

ArmoryTrack.com: What are your favorite hobbies?
Mike Brannigan: Playing Frisbee, basketball, and hiking.

ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite Song?
Mike Brannigan: Radioactive by Imagine Dragons

ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite place to run?
Mike Brannigan: Central Park, Van Cortland Park and Sunken Meadow State Park.

Watch a video of Mike Brannigan after the 2014 Hispanic Games Mile Below.

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