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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.

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