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Kate Putnam Edges Angelina Napoleon In One Of Several Close Races At Loucks Games

By John Nepolitan of DyeStat

A spectacular weekend at the 55th Glen D. Loucks Games in White Plains, N.Y. has produced some of the top performances in New York. The three-day meet concludes on Saturday. 

In a high-quality boys 3,200 matchup, Antonio Camacho-Bucks of Centennial MD edged out a diving Aidan Cox (Coe-Brown NH) for a hard-fought victory. 

Cox took over the lead at 1,200 meters and led until the final 100 when Camacho-Bucks caught him. The two runners were side by side to the finish line. Camacho-Bucks stayed on his feet and won it in 8:58.32 and Cox was second in 8:58.35.

PHOTOS by John Nepolitan

In the girls 3,200 meters, U.S. U20 cross country team member Zariel Macchia (William Floyd NY) was shadowed by Emily Bush of Saratoga Springs NY for 7 laps before powering away over the final 400 to repeat as winner in 10:17.16, the best time in New York so far in 2023. Bush ran 10:23.24.

Two of New York’s best faced off with in the girls 800 meters with Kate Putman (Cicero North Syracuse NY) and defending champion Angelina Napoleon (Allegany Limestone NY) fighting it out down the final straight. Putnam reached the finish line first, in 2:06.50 to Napoleon’s 2:06.95.

In the boys 200 meters, Marcus Nahim of Iona Prep lowered his state-leading time to 21.57 in the prelim and then went onto win the final in 21.58. 

Ashley Fulton of Elmont Memorial posted the fastest qualifying time in the trials and then took the girls 200 meters final in a state leading 24.03 seconds. 


Boys 800 – The unseeded heat with the pack closing in on early leader Travis Wolfe-Thompson (Brooklyn Tech, NY) but the junior would hold on for the win in 1:56.34 – 1:56.37 for Henry Reinke (Beacon, NY).  The seeded heat saw top seed Devan Kipyego (St Raphael Academy, RI) pass through the 400 in 5th but would move up over the final lap to win in 1:51.83


Girls 800 – 



Boys Shot – Jacob Cookinham (Bishop Stang, Ma) finished 2nd but returned to take the win with a best throw of 63’ 9.75”: to win by over 12’ and post the bets field performance of the day




Boys East Coast DMR  – St Anthony’s (NY) pulls away from the field win crossing in 10:22.77 the 3rd fastest time in New York State this season


Girls East Coast DMR – Running without Emily Bush (taking the AP Physics test) Penn Relays Champions and Loucks defending champions Saratoga Springs (NY) ran…

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