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. This week's miler is Laura Leff.


Laura Leff
West Genesee High School
Fastest Mile - 4:48.96 What's your greatest running achievement?
Laura Leff: Finishing 3rd at the 2011 Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships in San Diego, CA What's the best piece of advice someone's ever given you?
Laura Leff: Live in the moment, enjoy every opportunity you are given What are three keys to your running success?
Laura Leff: Hard work, confidence, and pushing past pain Do you have any pre-race traditions/superstitions?
Laura Leff: Used to have a lucky ribbon, forgot it at my house before NB Outdoor Nationals 2011, and every flight I was booked for was cancelled. (Gave up on lucky objects) Who is your favorite athlete?
Laura Leff: Emma Coburn If you could go on a run with anyone, past or present, who would it be with?
Laura Leff: Jennifer Lawrence What are your favorite hobbies?
Laura Leff: Downhill skiing and tweeting What is your favorite place to run?
Laura Leff: Trails If you could be any animal, what would you be? 
Laura Leff: A dolphin Favorite Song?
Laura Leff: Diva by Beyoncé Favorite Movie?
Laura Leff: Bridesmaids Favorite TV Show? 
Laura Leff: Friends What is your dream job?
Laura Leff: Family practitioner M.D.

Watch a video of Laura after winning the New Balance Games High School Mile below!