As part of the lead up to the 107th NYRR Millrose Games, 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.

Tessa Barrett, left, powers home at the 2014 NYRR Millrose Games Trials.

Tessa Barrett, left, powers home at the 2014 NYRR Millrose Games Trials.

Tessa Barrett
Abington Heights, PA
Fastest Mile - 4:53
At Large Qualifier What's your greatest running achievement?
Tessa Barrett: Winning Footlocker Cross Country Nationals in San Diego in December, 2013. Best piece of advice someone's ever given you?
Tessa Barrett: "Carpe Diem," which is the Latin term for "Seize the Day" What are three keys to your running success?
Tessa Barrett: Consistency, tenacity and passion. I love the sport! Do you have any pre-race traditions/superstitions?
Tessa Barrett: I have a lucky pair of socks, and I always do 3 striders. Who is your favorite athlete?
Tessa Barrett: Meb Keflezighi Favorite Pre-Race Meal?
Tessa Barrett: Caesar Salad 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. 

TessaBarrett.jpg What are your favorite hobbies?
Tessa Barrett: Swimming, Hiking, Kayaking, Reading, and Running Favorite song?
Tessa Barrett: "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry Favorite place to run? 
Tessa Barrett: The State Gamelands Trails in State College, PA If you could be any animal, what would you be? 
Tessa Barrett: A lion; they are fierce yet stealthy. Favorite Movie?
Tessa Barrett: Without Limits. Favorite TV show?
Tessa Barrett: Modern Family. 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.