Angelina Napoleon Breaks 2K Steeplechase Record, Again

* Angelina Napoleon en route to her New York State Championship title in the 2K steeplechase

Photo Credit: Todd McDonough / MileSplit

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Two of New York's best steeplechasers in history broke the national high school record three times since June of 2022. 

At last year's Section VI Track and Field State Qualifier, Angelina Napoleon of Allegany-Limestone (NY) set a new national high school record of 6:24.32 in the 2K steeplechase before going on to win the New York State Championship and New Balance Nationals Outdoor titles.

Earlier this month, Karrie Baloga of Cornwall (NY) stepped onto the track at the Glenn D. Loucks Games and clocked a new mark of 6:22.85.

This weekend the bar was raised even higher.

In her third 2K steeplechase race of the 2023 season, Napoleon won the Section 6 Class C Championships in a record-breaking time of 6:19.75 on Saturday, making this her second time breaking the national high school record in this event. Napoleon also became the first girl in US high school history to dip under 6:20 in this event. 

Alongside winning the title and setting a new national high school record, her time is a new national U20 record. 

It's safe to say that the NC State recruit had an eventful and memorable Section 6 Class C Championships. She also won titles in the 800m, 3K and high jump. 

1	Angelina Napoleon	12	Allegany-Limestone	6:19.75		1
2	Ryanna Brady	10	Salamanca	7:48.83		1
3	Lucy Brown	9	Southwestern	7:58.82		1
4	Lilly Coulter	11	Allegany-Limestone	8:13.63		1
5	Lydia Kushmaul	11	Chautauqua Lake	8:34.59		1
6	Jordyn Centner	9	Newfane	9:07.45		1
7	Victoria Hirner	10	JFK Buffalo	10:02.62		1
8	Sienna Gibson	7	Newfane	10:22.59		1
9	Sophia Gervasio	11	Chautauqua Lake	10:45.71		1

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