Roslyn High School's Emily Lipari has qualified to compete in the 26th annual Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden to be held on January 30.
The Millrose Games in New York is the first event of USA Track & Field's 2009 Indoor Visa Championship Series. Emily's race time on Friday is 7:22 p.m. She holds the best 3,000-meter time in the US (9:50.21) and the best mile time of 4:54, said Coach Vera Trenchfield.
In addition, Emily was selected as the Gatorade New York Runner of the Year for the second season. In its third decade of honoring the nation's best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in partnership with ESPN RISE Magazine, announced its 2008-09 Gatorade State Girls Cross Country Runners of the Year.
The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the race course. Emily will also be eligible for the Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year award to be announced later this month.