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
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