Unlike most years when the goal for Long Island’s top high school cross-country runners is to go upstate, the aim this year is to remain downstate, on the island.
The eyes of the New York State cross-country community will be focused on Sunken Meadow State Park on Nov. 10. Almost 10 years to the day since they were last run on Long Island, the state boys and girls championships will return to the hilly 3.1-mile course in Kings Park. READ
By her own admission, Katherine Lee is not her usual self.
That’s a good question. READ
The Shoreham-Wading River High School girls track and field team has a lot of individual talent, although coach Paul Koretzki isn’t necessarily certain how that will add up in dual meets.
“We’re not going to be very strong in the league as a team, but the team is getting better,” he said. “I don’t really know where it’s going. We’re not going to be a power. We will score well in the divisions because that’s the kind of team we are.” READ
Long Island track and field aficionados were reminded how good Katherine Lee really is on Saturday night.
Even though she was never pushed in the girls’ 1,500-meter race at the Long Island Elite Track Invitational at St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, the Shoreham-Wading River senior came within a second of breaking the meet and track record. READ
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
Shoreham-Wading River High School cross country and track and field coaches Paul Koretzki and Bob Szymanski were honored by Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker for each being named a Coach of the Year by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. READ
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
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