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 Bella Burda.
Fastest Mile - 4:54 at the 2013 NYRR Millrose Games
ArmoryTrack.com: What's your greatest running achievement?
Bella Burda: My 9:33 in the 3K last indoor season.
ArmoryTrack.com: Best piece of advice someone has ever given you?
Bella Burda: "Stay the course" - This is a classic Coach [Steve] Arnett phrase. It applies to both ups and downs. It reminds me to trust, stay level headed and focused.
ArmoryTrack.com: What are the three keys to your running success?
Bella Bura: Hard work, perseverance, great coaching.
ArmoryTrack.com: Who is your favorite athlete?
Bella Burda: Mary Cain
ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite Pre-Race Meal?
Bella Burda: Peanut butter and banana sandwich
ArmoryTrack.com: If you could run with anyone,past or present, who would it be?
Bella Burda: Abbey D'Agostino or Coach Arnett...in his prime.
ArmoryTrack.com: What are your favorite hobbies?
Bella Burda: Playing the viola, swimming, reading
ArmoryTrack.com: What is your favorite place to run?
Bella Burda:"909" (Taconic - Hereford Multiple Use Area). 909 acres of trails to explore...except during hunting season!
Watch a video of Bella after she won the Hispanic Games Mile below!