For nearly four decades they’ve been an unmistakable duo at Shoreham-Wading River. A generation of athletes have flourished under the tutelage of Paul Koretzki and Bob Szymanski, who have combined to coach more than 100 seasons between cross country, winter and spring track and field. READ
It was another banner year on the track and cross country courses for Shoreham-Wading River’s Katherine Lee. She started 2016 in the midst of the indoor track season, where she helped lead the Wildcats to a second-place finish at the small school county championship meet. Lee won the 600-meter run and finished second in the 1,500 while also running a relay. READ
Cross country runners in New York can expect to compete in any combination of difficult conditions. Katherine Lee of Shoreham-Wading River has raced through rain, frigid temperatures and wind.
But she had never quite experienced what awaited last weekend in Oregon at the Nike Cross Nationals. READ
The most accomplished runner in Shoreham-Wading River history added to her legacy Saturday morning. READ
Riverhead fielded one of the youngest high school girls cross-country teams at Friday’s Section XI Championships, with four freshmen among the team’s top seven runners.
But young teams have a way of surprising people, sometimes. This season, for example, Riverhead went 5-1 in Suffolk County League III, defeating Northport for the first time in the program’s history, according to coach Justin Cobis.
The fleet-footed Katherine Lee can cover ground on a cross-country course awfully quickly. On Friday the Shoreham-Wading River High School junior was flying. She ran the five kilometers at Sunken Meadow State Park faster than a Suffolk County girl had ever done before.
The Shoreham-Wading River High School girls cross-country coach, Paul Koretzki, has seen Katherine Lee do some amazing things, but what Lee did on Saturday may have topped the cake.
Lee, a junior, has quite a running résumé. She was a state champion as a freshman and fourth as a sophomore. The last two years she was selected as Suffolk County’s most outstanding runner. READ
Four runners on Shoreham-Wading River’s county champion girls cross country team received all-state honors. READ