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.
Junior, Northport High School
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.
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.