Kristen Burgess State Bound In Two Sports - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

5/05/05-Winona

Kristen Burgess State Bound In Two Sports

It will be a long week for Winona's Kristen Burgess.

Her seventh and eighth trips to the state finals come just three weeks before the end of her career as a Winona Wildcat. The six-sport athlete qualified for the state track meet in the 800, and in singles tennis.

"I'm excited," Kristen says, "It's nice to finish my senior year this way with a bang. It'll prepare me for college."

Kristen is signed with Arkansas Tech next year on a scholarship to run cross country and play tennis. When you add in her four straight years at state in cross country, plus volleyball, golf, and football, you've got quite a body of work in high school.

"I've pretty much had to make my schedule outside of the team, " Kristen explains. "And when my team is gone from the tennis courts, I have to go practice with my dad, or the coach will stay and hit with me."

Her hard work has paid off, but even as a six-sport athlete and eight-time state finalist, Kristen still wishes she could have done more.

"I still think I should have played basketball," she laughs. I play a lot, but I stopped playing when I got to high school and started playing tennis."

"I would have loved to play softball, too, but I had too much on my plate at the time. It's hard work, but I wouldn't have it any other way."

Next week, Kristen's high school career will end with two more trips to Austin.

Reid Kerr (rkerr@kltv.com) reporting.

  • KLTV SportsLocal SportsMore>>

  • Sports WebXtra: Mahomes working out for NFL teams

    Sports WebXtra: Mahomes working out for NFL teams

    Thursday, March 23 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-03-23 21:29:17 GMT
    Patrick Mahomes is working out for several NFL teams.Patrick Mahomes is working out for several NFL teams.

    There are 35 days until the NFL Draft, and the market for Patrick Mahomes II is heating up. According to his agent Leigh Steinberg, 13 teams have asked for private workouts with the Whitehouse product.

    More >>

    There are 35 days until the NFL Draft, and the market for Patrick Mahomes II is heating up. According to his agent Leigh Steinberg, 13 teams have asked for private workouts with the Whitehouse product.

    More >>
  • H.S. bi-district round highlights and scores

    H.S. bi-district round highlights and scores

    Friday, March 24 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-03-24 04:14:18 GMT
    Athens boys celebrate goal in win against Henderson.Athens boys celebrate goal in win against Henderson.

    Girls and boys soccer scores and highlights.

    More >>

    Girls and boys soccer scores and highlights.

    More >>
  • Trinity Valley women advance to semifinals of national tournament

    Trinity Valley women advance to semifinals of national tournament

    Thursday, March 23 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-03-24 03:59:29 GMT
    Trinity Valley women advance to semifinals.Trinity Valley women advance to semifinals.

    In the national tournament for the 10th straight year, the Trinity Valley women's basketball team picked up its 64th victory Wednesday night at the Big Dance. Pretty incredible. But, the six-seeded Lady Cardinals were actually underdogs in the quarterfinals against number three Chipola.

    More >>

    In the national tournament for the 10th straight year, the Trinity Valley women's basketball team picked up its 64th victory Wednesday night at the Big Dance. Pretty incredible. But, the six-seeded Lady Cardinals were actually underdogs in the quarterfinals against number three Chipola.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly