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.
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).