Press Herald Girls' Runner of the Year: Katherine Leggat-Ba

Posted by: MBR on Sun Dec 7th, 2014 9:49 am
Press Herald Girls' Runner of the Year: Katherine Leggat-Barr, GreelyThe hard-working sophomore switched from soccer to running and ended up winning a state title.Greely High cross country coach David Dowling first heard about sophomore Katherine Leggat-Barr last spring, when one of his runners told him about a freshman soccer player who had broken 20 minutes in a local 5-kilometer road race. Further investigation revealed that Leggat-Barr not only played soccer, but basketball and lacrosse as well. What’s more, she would often run for fun after team practices. “Some people would say, ‘You’re going for a run? You’re weird,’ ” Leggat-Barr said. “But I just love to run. Being outside, that’s where I’m happiest.”...Read more: ... yers-year/Note: Portland Press Herald - allows 10 free reads per month for non-subscribers.