Meet Your Footlocker Finalist: Katelynne Hart

Katelynne Hart whether she is a race favorite or not is extremely dangerous in the game of cross country

Katelynne Hart I Glen Ellyn Glenbard West High School I JUNIOR

Regional Finish: 3rd- 18:14

It's hard to believe but Katelynne Hart has been a dominant figure in the state of Illinois for the past three seasons. It seems like yesterday when the prodigy was a freshman. She holds the all-time best distance marks on the track which has translated to well to cross country. Hart was undefeated during her cakewalk through the state season that resulted in the second fastest ever time run at Detweiller in 15:59. It was only during the post-IHSA campaign that "KK" lost any races. She is coming off of a 16th place finish at the Nike Cross Nationals in which looked a bit fatigued during the latter portion of the race. Don't expect Hart to be in a rut for long.

Hart is the top returner based on her runner-up finish with a time of 17:22. Hopefully, with a bit of mental recovery, Hart is now ready for a lights out performance. She will be a mark one for sure on championship day.