Low Mileage Works for Olivia Sargent
The Pennsylvania high school junior is ready for the Millrose Games Mile on Feb. 14.
By Marc Bloom for Running Times
Athlete: Olivia Sargent
School: Pennsbury High School
Location: Fairless Hills, PA
Mile PR: 4:55.17
3000m PR: 9:59.22
3200m PR: 10:48.52
- 10-minute warm-up, stretching, strides, drills
- Step-down ladder of 2 x 800m in 2:33 with 400m recovery jog; 4 x 400m in 70–72 seconds with 200m recovery between each; 6 x 200m in 32–34 seconds with 200m recovery; and 2 x 400m in 70 seconds (first 200m in 36–37, second 200m in 33–34).
- 10-minute cool down, stretching.
Olivia Sargent of Pennsylvania, who enjoyed a breakout cross country season last fall with a Nike Cross Nationals Northeast Regional triumph, has continued her hot pace this winter by qualifying for Saturday’s Millrose Games Girls Invitational Mile at the New York Armory. Sargent, a Pennsbury High School junior, earned her invitation after winning the Mile at the New Balance Games on Jan. 24. Her time of 4:55.17 was an 8-second PR. Sargent is one of three Pennsylvania girls among the favorites in a closely matched Millrose field.
Millrose Spotlight: This will be Sargent’s first Millrose event. “I don’t have any expectations," she says. "I’ve never run with that many elite runners on the track. I just want to run my race and see how it plays out.”
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