Two Of New York's Fastest Make Their College Commitments

Two more of the breakout stars from 2021 have made their College decisions. Angelina Napoleon (Allegany-Limestone) and Hannah Boyle (Cicero-North Syracuse) went 1-2 in the 800m last Spring, as well as doing the same indoors at 1000m. Almost as if a complete repeat of history, they announced their commitments just minutes apart.

Angelina Napoleon is headed to NC State, which has become a pipeline of New York talent over the past five years. They are the reigning NCAA Division 1 Champions in Cross Country, as well as numerous fast times on the track. Headlined by New Yorkers Kelsey Chmiel and Katelyn Tuohy, Napoleon is set to become a part of the legacy of the rising program. Ironically, Boyle's High School teammate, Kate Putman, has also committed to NC State, continuing the transference of talent from the Empire State down to Raleigh.

Napoleon set the National Record in the 2000m Steeple in 2021, running 6:24.34 to break the pre-existing record of Sydney Masciarelli (Marianopolis Prep, CT), who went on to run at NC State rival, UNC. Napoleon also finished second at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor competition over 800m, running a PR of 2:06.69. She is the reigning Class C State Champ for Cross Country, and is the top ranked runner in that class this year.

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Hannah Boyle will be taking her talents to Penn State University, located just across the border in Pennsylvania. Boyle, who started as a sprinter before moving up in distance her junior year, set a NY #3 All-Time mark in the 1500m at 4:22.48 this past spring. She followed up that performance one week later by winning the New Balance National Outdoor Title at the full mile, with another NY #3 All-Time performance, this time at 4:42.11.

Penn State is well known for developing 800m athletes in both genders. Last indoor Season, they ran an NCAA #1 for the 4x800m in February with an 8:15.85 mark. They continued with a win for the Penn Relays Championship of America. Central New York is no stranger to Penn State, as 2013 male 800m standout Zavon Watkins (Liverpool) attended, and was a member of a 4x800m team that made strong attempts at the Indoor World Record.

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The girls join Putman, and Karrie Baloga (Cornwall) who has committed to Colorado, as major national standouts who have nailed down their College Commitments early. You can track all College Commitments on our signing page here.