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Tale of the Tape - NIN Mile Champions
Merber vs. Smith - 2008 Nike Indoor Nationals

Compiled by Laura Magee and Dave Devine

A new feature in which we pit some of the top high school athletes in the country head-to-head over a series of topics that have little to do with track.

NIN Mile Champs
What is something you'd like to invent?Something you're not very good at?What superpower would you want?If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?Last lap of a big mile race, who don't you want on your shoulder?
How long does it take you to get ready to go out?

A teleportation system

Unfortunately I have absolutely no understanding of physics, chemistry, biology, time travel or black magic.
I'm a really bad fighter. I know it's a surprise since I'm such a big kid, but I just can't fight. I even took karate when I was younger and I actually won a gold medal once.

The ability to bend space and time, like Hiro Nakamura from Heroes.

Clif bars and G2

Robby Andrews.

When you KNOW your competition is closing in 27 for the last lap, it's not a good feeling.

If it's with just the guy friends, then I will be quick.
I don't really care if they aren't drooling over my outfit or my hair. But if I'm going out with the g/f, then we could be talking hours (just kidding, 15 minutes tops)


Everlasting Gobstoppers that really last forever

My sense of direction isn't too good. Good thing the track is a big circle with continuous left turns.

Time manipulation- the ability to rewind, accelerate, or stop the flow of timeTwizzlers

About a half

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