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
It’s Katherine Lee for three.
A Shoreham-Wading River High School girl had never received an Athlete of the Year award more than once from the Riverhead News-Review before Lee came around.
In nearly any other year, Katherine Lee would have stood atop the podium as a double state champion. READ
Katherine Lee’s face lit up in glee.
It was at once a familiar sight, and an unusual one at the same time.
One could surmise that the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls track and field team’s showing in the 3,000 meters in the Section XI Division Championships on Tuesday is a reflection of the team’s outstanding depth at that distance.
Well, yes and no.
Now this wasn’t exactly a sight the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls winter track team had envisioned at the Section XI indoor state qualifier on Monday night. Instead of running the 3,000 meters and the 4×800-meter relay, Shoreham’s star runner, Katherine Lee, was moving about with the aid of crutches, wearing a protective boot on her left foot.
Though based on times and distances, track and field isn’t an exact science. So, trying to predict team scoring can be a risky venture. Things don’t always pan out as projected.
The Shoreham-Wading River High School girls winter track team is grateful for that.
Three school records in five days.
It’s been a busy, eventful run for four members of the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls winter track team.