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 New York's Tim McGowan.

Tim McGowan (middle) sprints home at the NYRR Millrose Games Trials at The New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory. Photo/Kyle Brazeil

Tim McGowan (middle) sprints home at the NYRR Millrose Games Trials at The New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory. Photo/Kyle Brazeil

Tim McGowan

Senior
Northport, NY
Fastest Mile - 4:17 (4xMile split at New Balance Nationals Indoor)

ArmoryTrack.com: What's your greatest running achievement? 
Tim McGowan: Getting to qualify for NXN [Nike Cross Nationals] was amazing. I was really proud that my teammates were able to pull off a great race and making what could have been my last cross country race something great.

ArmoryTrack.com: Best piece of advice someone's ever given you? 
Tim McGowan: My old captain Tim Odin and my coach told me to never sell myself short or limit myself.

ArmoryTrack.com: What are three keys to your running success? 
Tim McGowan: Trust my coach, be confident but never cocky, and little things matter when training.

ArmoryTrack.com: Do you have any pre-race traditions/superstitions? 
Tim McGowan: I'm not sure if it's the Irish in me, but I'm a very superstitious person. one that comes to mind is that my best friend texts me good luck before every race and if I don't get the text before I warm up I begin to panic.

ArmoryTrack.com: Who is your favorite athlete? 
Tim McGowan: Galen Rupp 

ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite Pre-Race Meal? 
Tim McGowan: My pre-race meals usually revolve around peanut butter.

ArmoryTrack.com: If you could go on a run with anyone, past or present, who would it be with?
Tim McGowan: I would run with my assistant coach Bob Burklee. He is always full of thought provoking stories about track.

ArmoryTrack.com: What are your favorite hobbies? 
Tim McGowan: Playing and listening to music, frisbee and running.

ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite song?
Tim McGowan: In Too Deep by Sum 41 always got me psyched

ArmoryTrack.com: What is your favorite place to run? 
Tim McGowan: Bellerose bike trails

ArmoryTrack.com: If you could be any animal, what would you be? 
Tim McGowan: A dog, they've got it made.

ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite Movie? 
Tim McGowan: The Boondock Saints or Fight Club

ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite TV show? 
Tim McGowan: How I Met Your Mother or The Walking Dead

ArmoryTrack.com: What are you most looking forward to about the NYRR Millrose Games?  
Tim McGowan: Mostly being at the meet and watching all the professionals run. Being in that environment is an honor.

Watch a video interview with Tim from after the NYRR Millrose Games Trials below! 

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