National Leaderboard Begins to Take Shape with First Big Meet of 2023
By Doug Binder, DyeStat Editor
Less than a month after rolling to a national title in cross country, Cornwall Central NY senior Karrie Baloga showed her fitness with an impressive 9:25.64 effort in the 3,000 meters at The Armory Hispanic Games on Saturday in New York City.
Baloga’s performance was one of many on Friday and Saturday that began to populate the new season’s national high school rankings.
Her time was six seconds faster than her previous PR, set last year outdoors at the Penn Relays. It moved her to No. 21 in prep history and she became the fifth-fastest New Yorker.
The massive meet included 440 boys competing in the mile, for instance, across 23 sections.
None was faster than Antonio Camacho-Bucks of Centennial MD, who ran US#3 4:12.52 to win the invitational section and earn a berth in the Millrose Games High School mile. His teammate, Sebastian Martinez, was second in US#4 4:13.38.
Jake Gogarty from Bay Shore NY won the boys 2-mile in 9:29.36 for US#5.
Avery Lewis from Friends’ Central PA won two events. She won the 400 meters in 56.35 and ame back to win the 55 meters, despite an early slip, in 7:04 seconds.