Katherine Lee said goodbye to the track at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood in characteristic fashion — as a winner.
In her final meet as a high school athlete on the 200-meter unbanked track, the Shoreham-Wading River senior blazed to victory in the 1,000 meters in the Section XI Championships Monday night. READ
In the Section XI large school team championships last year, Riverhead came within a second of breaking a school record in the 4×800 relay. (more…)
It’s a different Katherine Lee that has been racing around tracks in a Shoreham-Wading River uniform this winter track season. It’s a relaxed Katherine Lee.
Lee’s more relaxed approach has been in keeping with her theme for her senior season. READ
It was Miasha Pittman Day. Well, not really, but Pittman had quite a day for herself, nonetheless.
The sophomore sprinter won the League II crown in the 300 meters, placed second in the 55 and ran a leg on Riverhead High School’s second-place 4×200 relay team in the league championships Sunday at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. READ
The five-minute mark remains teasingly close, yet beyond Lexi Smith’s reach. Perhaps not for much longer, though.
Smith has never broken the five-minute mark in the 1,500 meters, but she has come close on several occasions. Twice the Shoreham-Wading River High School junior ran 5:01 and once, as a freshman, she ran 5:05. READ
Katherine Lee’s 2016-17 winter track season didn’t go the way she would have liked, and it really had nothing to do with how she performed. Lee’s undefeated indoor season was cut short when she was cleated on her left ankle from behind by another runner while running the 1,500 meters in the Millrose Games. READ
Sal Loverde, coach of the Riverhead High School boys winter track team, has a message to deliver: Look out for the Blue Waves.
“The story of this year’s team is we are a youthful program that is going to be on the rise, without question,” he said. READ
The odds weren’t in Shoreham-Wading River’s favor. Not only was Shoreham missing its best runner, but the girls 4×1 mile relay team was seeded 12th in a field of 15 and had as many as eight teams ahead of it during the race.
But odds don’t determine track and field races. Times and heart do.