began her Friday as if it were one serious day of playing hooky. The senior at
Southern Regional High in Manahawkin, N.J., slept in, then hung out in sweats
and watched reruns of The Real World. But when Tauro (left) got off the couch,
she didn't mess around, heading to Madison Square Garden, where she won the
girls' high school mile at the Millrose Games for the second straight year. The
Michigan-bound Tauro led for most of the race, winning in 4:52.81, actually a
second off her 2006 pace.
Tauro ran with a
teammate, sophomore Jillian Smith, making hers the only school with two runners
who were invited to compete. Smith finished fourth, at 4:54.35. "I've come
a long way since sophomore year," said Tauro, who finished fifth back then.
"Now watch out for Jillian."