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
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.