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 spotlight is on Pennsylvania's Tessa Barrett.
Abington Heights, PA
Fastest Mile - 4:53
At Large Qualifier
ArmoryTrack.com: What's your greatest running achievement?
Tessa Barrett: Winning Footlocker Cross Country Nationals in San Diego in December, 2013.
ArmoryTrack.com: Best piece of advice someone's ever given you?
Tessa Barrett: "Carpe Diem," which is the Latin term for "Seize the Day"
ArmoryTrack.com: What are three keys to your running success?
Tessa Barrett: Consistency, tenacity and passion. I love the sport!
ArmoryTrack.com: Do you have any pre-race traditions/superstitions?
Tessa Barrett: I have a lucky pair of socks, and I always do 3 striders.
ArmoryTrack.com: Who is your favorite athlete?
Tessa Barrett: Meb Keflezighi
ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite Pre-Race Meal?
Tessa Barrett: Caesar Salad
ArmoryTrack.com: If you could go on a run with anyone, past or present, who would it be with?
Tessa Barrett: Jordan Hasay! She inspires me so much, I have always looked up to her.
ArmoryTrack.com: What are your favorite hobbies?
Tessa Barrett: Swimming, Hiking, Kayaking, Reading, and Running
ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite song?
Tessa Barrett: "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry
ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite place to run?
Tessa Barrett: The State Gamelands Trails in State College, PA
ArmoryTrack.com: If you could be any animal, what would you be?
Tessa Barrett: A lion; they are fierce yet stealthy.
ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite Movie?
Tessa Barrett: Without Limits.
ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite TV show?
Tessa Barrett: Modern Family.
ArmoryTrack.com: What are you most looking forward to about the Millrose Games?
Tessa Barrett: I am really looking forward to meeting and competing against some of the best milers in the country.
Watch a video of Tessa after the NYRR Millrose Games Trials below.