She topped rival Lily Corsaro of York Suburban to win the YAIAA championship. Her improvements came across the board, at regular-season invitationals, districts and states.
For her performance, YAIAA coaches voted Kubisiak the York Daily Record/Sunday News' girls' cross country runner of the year in Division I.
Here's a question-and-answer session with the standout runner:
What is your favorite memory of your high school career?
All the friends that I made on the team. We have just so many memories, it's hard to pick one out. Both (previous coach) Keith Williams and coach (Colby) Frantz have helped me so much, and I will always remember them.
Who are the goofiest members of your team?
If there is one person, it would be (junior) Tom Wagner. Oh my gosh, he is definitely a clown. He always keeps us laughing.
If you couldn't play your sport, what sport would you play?
I'd have to say I might play tennis. If there was a badminton team, I would play that. But I guess tennis would be the closest.
What sport are you the absolute worst at?
I'd say probably softball. I don't think I can hit a ball with a stick very well.
What's on your holiday gift wish list?
I have something running related: I want a pair of those minimalist shoes. I'd use them for cross training.
What's the most interesting vacation you've ever taken?
Usually we just go out to visit the family in Wisconsin, but I also dance, and I got to perform on a cruise ship to Bermuda. I do it all ... ballet, jazz, tap and pointe.
Name one place you'd love to go during your lifetime.
I'd want to go and see the pyramids of Egypt, but I don't know if this is the right time to go there. So, I'd like to go see the Northern lights.
Who do you talk to most often on your cell phone?
I talk to my boyfriend and my dad the most.
What was your favorite thing to do at elementary school recess?
It was probably tag. Or hide-and-seek tag. Something to do with running.
Are you a clean-bedroom person or a messy-bedroom person?
Well, it depends on the time of the year. During cross country season, it tends to get a little messier. After that, I clean it up. I have slight OCD (laughs), so I guess I am a little of both.
What's the best piece of advice or tip that you ever got from your varsity head coach?
It's your race. When they said that, they meant it doesn't matter if you go out and win this thing, and it doesn't matter what people expect of you. Just go out and do what you're capable of doing.