Katherine Lee made a strong first impression running cross country on varsity as an eighth-grader. Now as a freshman this past season, Lee went from a top runner to the best.
Lee compiled an outstanding season for the county champion Wildcats, winning not only the division meet and state qualifier meet, but the Class B state title as well. She was the first Shoreham girl to ever win a state title in a cross country meet.
She earned a spot at the New York Federation Championships in Wappingers Falls, where she ran 18 minutes 30.4 seconds over the 5,000-meter course to finish fifth overall in the competition that combines runners from all divisions in the state.
Lee’s time put her in the top-60 all-time for the course at Wappingers Falls, which has been the home of the federation race for more than a decade, coach Paul Koretzki said.
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