One-by-one, the top runners from across the nation were introduced to the crowd at Balboa Park in San Diego before the start of the Foot Locker Nationals. In a sport where races can feature hundreds of athletes, it was a rare moment for the individuals to be recognized like the starting lineups before a basketball game. READ
For the second straight year Shoreham-Wading River High School senior Katherine Lee has qualified to run in a national cross-country meet. This time around, though, she will run in a different meet in a different setting. READ
Katherine Lee of Wading River took second place in the 39th annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Northeast Regional Saturday. The Shoreham-Wading River High School senior finished second on the 5,000-meter course at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx in 17 minutes, 50.0 seconds. READ
Prior to the girls Class B race in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Cross-Country Championships Saturday, Katherine Lee was given some sound advice by her coach, Paul Koretzki: Run for the green.
“Look for as much grass as you can,” said Koretzki. READ
Katherine Lee could be considered among the cross-country runners who have a love-hate relationship with Sunken Meadow State Park’s demanding five-kilometer course in Kings Park.
Katherine Lee typically doesn’t run against other cross-country runners so much as she runs ahead of them. Often, far ahead.
Shoreham-Wading River High School’s cross country and track and field star, Katherine Lee, had a teaser for Julie Culley, Georgetown University’s director of track and field/cross country, earlier this week. READ
The Big Five has been reduced to the Big One.
Last year’s Shoreham-Wading River team, which coach Paul Koretzki believes was the best high school girls cross-country team that Suffolk County has ever seen, was primarily powered by five sets of strong legs. READ