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Devin Austin of Falconer / Cassadaga Valley showed his winning form in the high jump on Saturday in the state qualification of Section VI in athletics at West Seneca West High School. PJ photos by Tim Frank

WESTERN SENECA – Angelina Napoleon has been making headlines in athletics for years.

Still a junior at Allegany-Limestone, she showed the most stunning performance of her career over the weekend.

Competing in the state qualifiers in Section VI on Saturday at West Seneca West High School, Napoleon set a national record in Division 2 in the 2000 meters steeplechase with a time of 6: 24.32, surpassing the previous score of 6: 25.35 by Sydney Masciarelli of Marianapolis (Connecticut). ) Preparation last year.

Napoleon also won first place in the state qualifiers in the Division 2,800 meters (2: 08.02), 3,000 meters (10: 11.73) and high jump (5-4).

There was still a lot of extraordinary effort on Friday and Saturday by the Division 2 athletes from the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association.

Allegany-Limestone’s Angelina Napoleon sets the national steeplechase record of 2,000 meters. PJ photo by Tim Frank

Devin Austin of Falconer / Cassadaga Valley won two disciplines (high jump and triple jump) and placed second in the second (long jump); Southwestern’s Trenton Shutters won one individual event (800 meters) and anchored the winning relay at 3,200 meters; Ledret Veles-Olmo from Fredonia won 400 meters (50.98) and anchored the relay at 1600 meters; and Michael Butterfield of Southwestern (200 meters), Roan Kelly of Randolph (1,600 meters), Dontae Hoose of Southwestern (shot put), Clayton Crouse of Randolph (pole vault), Jacob Brink of Allegany-Limestone (3,200 meters), Gerald Karis of Clymer / Sherman / Panama (boys’ pentathlon), Jenna Fisher of Clymer / Sherman / Panama (100 meters) and Tyyetta Herman of Franklinville / Ellicottville (400 meters) also broke their ticket to the state championship next weekend in Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

Austin made a jump of 6 feet and 3 inches in the high jump, a 43-8 jump in the triple jump and a 21-7 jump in the long jump, which meets the state qualifying standard; Shutters ran 1: 55.09 in the 800 meters and was joined by Nate Lewis, Donavin Brown and Ethan Luce in the 3,200-meter victory relay (8: 18.72); Velez-Olmo ran 50.98 in the 400 meters and was joined in the 1600-meter victory relay by Alex Field, Jaden Jericho and Matt Linder; Butterfield scored 23.25 hours in the 200 meters; Kelly ran 4: 15.91 in 1600 meters; Hoose threw a shot 45-3.25; Crouse cleared 12-3 in a pole vault; Brink escaped 9: 35.82 at 3,200 meters; Karis scored 2,970 points in the pentathlon; and Herman ran 58.81 in the 400 meters.

In second place among the athletes from CCAA Division 2 were: Colin Riel from Falconer / Cassadaga Valley in the 100 meters (11.50), Brink in the 1600 meters (4: 22.37), Sam Emler from Maple Grove in the high jump (US qualifier) 6-2 and 110m hurdles (15.28), Southwestern’s Nate Lewis in the 3,000m steeplechase (10: 08.95) and Maple Grove’s 3,200m relay in Lucas Bayer, RJ Helt, Ben Cornell and Hal Svetanix 8: 34.29).

Other testimonials for second place were recorded by Matt Lauther of Fredonia in the shot (44-10), Carson Conley of Randolph in the pentathlon (2783 points), Abby Bruenanews of Maple Grove in the 800 meters (2: 19.64) and in the 3200- meter relay, where she was joined by Lizzie Lai, Megan Bayer and Alison Bohol (9: 50.03), Corinne Incly from Ranolph in the jump (9-9), Lagan Swan from Clymer / Sherman / Panama in pentathlon (2526 points) and the relay at 1600 meters for girls Portville (4: 06.07).

Jenna Fisher from Climer / Sherman / Panama took first place in the 200 meters on Saturday. PJ photo by Tim Frank

Roan Kelly of Randolph runs to the 1600 meters final. PJ photo by Tim Frank

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