Leon's Katherine Resavage - WTXL Scholar Athlete of the Week

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Posted at 11:21 PM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 23:21:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - The State meet for high school cross country in Florida is November 10th, and Leon senior Katherine Resavage doesn't want to spend another year on the sideline.

"We worked on my diet, and my sleep, and my shoes, and sort of like specialized training to help me get myself in the scene where we want to be," she said.

There's no stone unturned and nothing left unchecked, as Resavage going big or going home in her final season.

"I've been so close each year, but each year getting a little bit close," she said. "I'm hoping this year will be the final inch over the line."

"She's got the whole team focused on getting there and she's focused on getting there and she does want to go out with a bang," said head coach Andrew Wills. "We're going to do everything we can to get her out there."

As focused as Resavage is on the trails, she's just as focused in the classroom. She's ranked third in her class with a 4.52 GPA.

"This is one of those sports where you have to be self disciplined and self motivated to be able to do this and do this at a high level," said Wills. "That's how she is in the classroom as well."

"It's definitely a cool feeling to know that I've put in so much work in athletics and academics and to see how that's paid off in both aspects in my life is definitely a good feeling," added Resavage.

It's a good feeling, that could get even better in early November.

"Every day, grinding out here in the sun sweating, I just am doing it for the hopes that we finally get to that State Meet that we've been so close to the past couple of years," she smiled. "That'd be an amazing way to go out."

It would be an amazing finish, and this time, not on the sidelines.