ROBERT O’ROURK PHOTO | Shoreham-Wading River eighth-grader Katharine Lee was first in the 1,500 meters and second in the 600 on Sunday at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.
Sunday was anything but a day of rest for one of the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls winter track team’s most promising young runners.
Katharine Lee, an eighth-grader with fleetness of foot, took first place in the 1,500 meters and second in the 600 in a crossover meet at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.
Lee breezed to victory in the 1,500 in 5 minutes 8.81 seconds. The next finisher was Eastport/South Manor junior Ashley Schafer in 5:17.68.
In the 600, Lee was edged out at the finish by Bay Shore senior Jacqueline Anderson. Anderson’s winning time was 1:43.41. Lee clocked 1:45.43.
Another Shoreham-Wading River runner, Kaitlyn Ohrtman, was a runner-up in the 1,000. Ohrtman, a sophomore, finished in 3:15.63, taking second to Bay Shore junior Nia McCaslin (3:13.87).
Shoreham-Wading River also picked up second place in the 4×800-meter relay in 11:19.56. Samantha Steele, Taylor Flanagan, Francesca Lilly and Lee ran for the Wildcats.
One of the top shot putters in Suffolk County, Riverhead’s Maddie Blom, showed why she is so highly regarded. Despite her claims of feeling a little under the weather, the senior turned in a throw of 36 feet 3 3/4 inches, good enough for second place. Half Hollow Hills West senior Oyinkansola Adewale took the event with her effort of 38-11 1/2.
Bishop McGann-Mercy senior Danisha Carter finished third in the 300 in 46.04 seconds. Shoreham-Wading River sophomore Megan Kelly was one place behind her in 46.46.
A teammate of Carter’s, sophomore Meg Tuthill, was fourth in the 600 in 1:50.19.