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 Lauren Chapey.

Lauren Chapey anchors Mamaroneck's DMR to a win at the 2014 New Balance Games.

Lauren Chapey anchors Mamaroneck's DMR to a win at the 2014 New Balance Games.

Lauren Chapey
Sophomore, Mamaroneck High School 
Mamaroneck, NY
Fastest Mile: 5:04

ArmoryTrack.com: What's your greatest running achievement? 
Lauren Chapey: Qualifying for XC States this year after not running for two weeks due to a knee injury. I was so surprised and it was my first time qualifying for states. Qualifying for the Millrose Games this year is also up there!

ArmoryTrack.com: Best piece of advice someone's ever given you?
Lauren Chapey: “It’s all about being confident.”

ArmoryTrack.com: What are three keys to your running success?
Lauren Chapey: Staying determined, loving the sport, and having amazing coaches and an awesome team!

ArmoryTrack.com: Do you have any pre-race traditions or superstitions?
Lauren Chapey: I have a bunch. In 8th grade, every time I happened to smell mint before a race I would PR. Now I have other superstitions, but they don't work if I reveal them!

ArmoryTrack.com: Who is your favorite athlete?
Lauren Chapey: Mo Farah. Who doesn’t love the Mobot?

ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite Pre-Race Meal?
Lauren Chapey: Peanut butter on just about anything!

Lauren Chapey, far left, with her Mamaroneck High School teammates after the New Balance Games Invitational Distance Medley Relay.

Lauren Chapey, far left, with her Mamaroneck High School teammates after the New Balance Games Invitational Distance Medley Relay.

ArmoryTrack.com: If you could go on a run with anyone, past or present, who would it be with? 
Lauren Chapey: She’s only a year older than me, but probably Alexa Efraimson. I loved watching her NXN race this year and really admire her mental approach to running.

ArmoryTrack.com: What are your favorite hobbies?
Lauren Chapey: Reading, sailing in the summer, and playing with my dog, Tuggy.

ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite Song?
Lauren Chapey: On Top of The World by Imagine Dragons

ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite place to run?
Lauren Chapey: Probably the Leatherstocking Trails in Mamaroneck, especially in the summer.
 
ArmoryTrack.com: If you could be any animal, what would you be?
Lauren Chapey: A dog because they’re so adorable and always happy!
 
ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite Movie?
Lauren Chapey: Finding Nemo
 
ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite TV show?
Lauren Chapey: Modern Family
 
ArmoryTrack.com: What is your dream job?
Lauren Chapey: Probably a biologist or maybe a writer.
 
ArmoryTrack.com: What are you most looking forward to at the NYRR Millrose Games?
Lauren Chapey: I can't wait to be a part of the exciting atmosphere at Millrose and to compete with such an impressive field of runners. I am also looking forward to watching all the other amazing runners and races, especially Mary Cain and Alexa Efraimson in the NYRR Wanamaker Mile!

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