That was just one reason the league coaches voted Katora the York Daily Record/Sunday News' Division I boys' cross country runner of the year. Katora keyed Dallastown's run as a team, which finished the season with a 17-2 record, losing only to Northeastern and rival Red Lion.
Here's a question-and-answer session with the standout runner:
What is your favorite memory from your senior season?
Just going on long runs and goofing around with the guys.
Who are the goofiest guys on your team?
Adam Saubel (sophomore) and Matt Lewis. Saubel just has that personality, a really happy-go-lucky kind of kid. Matt just has a good sense of humor. We all got along well.
What three people, dead or alive, would you have dinner with, and why?
Probably the alive ones (laughs). Mark Noll, John Lennon and George Washington. They seem like an interesting group of people to talk to.
Name one place you'd love to go during your lifetime.
London. I'd just like to see how things are over in Europe.
If you couldn't play your sport, what sport would you play?
I'd like to play basketball, but I don't think I'd make the school team.
What sport are you the absolute worst at?
Umm ... probably baseball. Back in the day, I used to play, but I was not very good at it.
What's on your holiday gift wish list?
I have no idea. I really can't think of anything.
What was your favorite thing to do at elementary school recess?
I was pretty into four-square during elementary school. Whenever we play it now in gym class, I still get into it.
Do you have a part-time job?
I worked at Top Flight International, a label-making company in Glen Rock. I stacked things. It wasn't very exciting.
Do you speak a second language?
No, but I'd like to speak Spanish.
What's the best piece of advice or tip that you ever got from your varsity head coach?
Go light on the meat and heavy on the potatoes. He tries to tell us what to eat to help us best prepare.