Flashback Friday: Putman's Wild 800m Win

The Glenn D. Loucks Memorial Track & Field Games is one of the last big invitationals that athletes on the East Coast can get in before most of them head to their respective championship meets. Last year, we saw some intense finishes and great battles, but one stood out among the rest.

Today we're taking a look back at the Girl's 800m Final, and Cicero-North Syracuse's (NY) Kate Putman's big 800m win. 

Putman, a senior at the time, was able to come back in the last 100m, going wire to wire with Allegany-Limestone's (NY) Angelina Napoleon, in what turned out to be a wild 800 meter race.

Putman came out victorious in the end, winning in a time of 2:06.50. 

Napoleon followed just four tenths of a second later in 2:06.95. The race was destined to be fast from the get-go, as five girls in total broke 2:10 over 800 meters.
Putman is now a freshman at North Carolina State University, where she joined an extremely talented progam with the Wolfpack. 

The 2024 rendition of The Loucks Games is currently underway, spanning from Thursday, May 9th through Saturday, May 11th.

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