Batavia freshman Katrina Schlenker’s first high school season was historic.
Schlenker, second in the Class 3A state cross country race in November, ran the fourth-fastest time in girls cross country state finals history (16:07.31) – and the fastest time ever by a freshman. It put the cherry on a dominating high school season. She was the individual champion at conference, regionals (17:14) and sectionals (16:47.5).
Earlier this month, Schlenker participated in the Nike Cross Nationals in Oregon and placed 27th (17:42.8). Schlenker was the first-ever runner in Batavia cross country history to qualify for the event.
Schlenker was one of two freshmen to enjoy a sensational debut this fall.
Rosary’s Lianna Surtz took second in Class 2A and placed 24th at Nike Cross Nationals.