The Scoop: State Champs & Top Performers Take Center Stage

Ocean Breeze Elite Invitational Hosted Top Performers

* Mark Viggiano won the 800m at the Ocean Breeze Elite Invitational

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In Staten Island, there were many of the nation's top athletes who competed for titles and sharpened their skills as they head into the championship part of the indoor season. 

In the sprints, McDonogh School's (MD) Elise Cooper continued to excel this indoor season by competing in the 60m-300m double. She took down her competition with a 7.63 and 39.17. 

Ocean Township's (NJ) Mark Viggiano continued to break through the two-minute barrier for his fifth race of the season. He won the title in a new personal best of 1:52.85 and led 11 of 17 boys through that mark. 

On the girls side, Angelina Napoleon of Allegany-Limestone (NY), the national high school record holder in the 2K steeplechase, ran her first 800m of the season and won the title with a new lifetime best of 2:11.32. 

There were also six girls who dipped under five minutes in the full mile. Kaleigh Gunsiorowski of Union Catholic (NJ) grabbed the victory with a 4:52.39. Meanwhile, Lindsay Hausman of Kent Place School was 4:54.03 and Hannah Andrejczyk of Shelton was third in 4:55.28. 

Girls 1 Mile Run Elite 
      NAME                          YR   TEAM                               MARK           H#    WIND
1     Kaleigh Gunsiorowski          12   Union Catholic Reg. HS             4:52.39        1     
2     Lindsay Hausman               12   Kent Place School                  4:54.03        1     
3     Hannah Andrejczyk             11   Shelton High School                4:55.28        1     
4     Tilly O'Connor                12   St. Rose HS                        4:55.76        1     
5     Isabelle Walsh                11   Middletown High School             4:57.62        1     
6     Leanna Johnston               12   Immaculate Heart Academy           4:57.79        1     
7     Maddie Scheier                12   Somerville HS                      5:01.91        1     
8     Liliah Gordon                 10   Northern Burlington Reg. HS        5:04.20        1  

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