Ellington SAM Katie Lee

Katie has received the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award and Holy Cross Book Prize. She is a Delegate to American Legion Auxiliary Girls State, is a National Merit Scholar, is a National Honor Society member, and has made high honor roll. She has received a seven-letter varsity blanket, has been a Scholar Athlete every season, was named All-Conference for cross country in 2012 and All-Conference for indoor track in 2013, and was the Coach’s Award recipient for cross country in 2012.

Sports: Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track

How Katie prepares for a meet: On the bus ride to a meet, I always get focused and mentally prepared for my upcoming races. I listen to music to get myself pumped up and ready to run. In preparation for a race, I always warm-up the same way because it reminds my body that it’s time to work hard.

What Katie is most excited about this season: This is my last season of cross country, so I want to make it one I will never forget. We have so much talent between all the girls on our team that I am so excited to see what we can achieve together this season. I am also excited to see just how much I can push myself to be the best I can and run faster than I ever have before.

Katie’s most memorable moment as a high school athlete: My most memorable moment as a high school athlete is when we came in 2nd at the Class M state meet in 2012. This was my first time running for Ellington High School Cross Country, and I never thought I would be contributing to this Runner-Up title. I was so proud of myself and the team for all that we accomplished. We even moved on to run at the State Opens as a team!

What Katie hopes to accomplish this season: I hope to PR this season and break 20 minutes in the 5k race. I also hope to achieve All-Conference in the championship meet at the end of the season, possibly even All-State in our Class M state meet. I also hope to lead my team, as a captain, to be a tight-knit group so that we can push each other to new heights and achieve a favorable ending record!

Katie’s favorite pro or college athlete: Galen Rupp

Katie’s college plans: I do not know where I will attend college yet, but I do hope to pursue a major in either math, science, or engineering.

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