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 Virginia's Louis Colson.
Thomas Edison, VA
Fastest 1600m - 4:14.26
ArmoryTrack.com: What's your greatest running achievement?
Louis Colson: My greatest running achievement is a tie between qualifying for Foot Locker Nationals and out leaning Sean McGorty by .02 seconds in the 3200 for a state title.
ArmoryTrack.com: Best piece of advice someone's ever given you?
Louis Colson: My mom gives me the best advice. She always tells me to run fast.
ArmoryTrack.com: What are three keys to your running success?
Louis Colson: The three keys to my running success are my coaches, the support from family and friends, and the will to run.
ArmoryTrack.com: Do you have any pre-race traditions/superstitions?
Louis Colson: I tie my left spike first
ArmoryTrack.com: Who is your favorite athlete?
Louis Colson: Maksim Korolev
ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite Pre-Race Meal?
Louis Colson: Pizza
ArmoryTrack.com: If you could go on a run with anyone, past or present, who would it be with?
Louis Colson: Mary Cain
ArmoryTrack.com: What are your favorite hobbies?
Louis Colson: Playing the trumpet, cooking, and sailing.
ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite song?
Louis Colson: What a Wonderful World
ArmoryTrack.com: What is your favorite place to run?
Louis Colson: Burke Lake
ArmoryTrack.com: If you could be any animal, what would you be?
Louis Colson: An eagle
ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite Movie?
Louis Colson: Argo
ArmoryTrack.com: Favorite TV show?
Louis Colson: The Big Bang Theory
ArmoryTrack.com: What are you most looking forward to about the Millrose Games?
Louis Colson: I am looking forward to running on one of my favorite tracks and watching some very competitive races.
Watch a video of Louis Colson after winning the New Balance Games Mile below!