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Robert

Napolitano

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Year Senior
Hometown Brick, N.J.
High School Red Bank Catholic
School: CC
Birthdate July 19, 2013

Bio

Eight-Time Ivy League Champion
11-Time All-Ivy League
2016 2nd Team Indoor All-American, 1 Mile
2017 NCAA Finalist, 1,500m

Career Highlights:

2016-17: (XC) Began the season at the Stony Brook Invitational where he took 7th overall completing the 8K race in 25:54.7 … Finished the Paul Short Run in 24:19.3, coming in 38th and assisting the Lions to a fifth place team finish … Took 15th at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships, posting a time of 24:13.5 as he helped Columbia secure a third place finish … Finished 35th at the Northeast Regionals with a 10K time of 31:34.0, as the team took fifth place. (T&F) Qualified for the NCAA Final in the 1,500m, putting up a season best 3:39.75 at the Swarthmore Final Qualifier ... Ran a career best 1:49.57 in the 800m during the Ocean State Invitational ... Won an Ivy League Outdoor title in the 1,500m, and anchored the 4x800m Relay, to the win at the same meet ... Was second in the 1 Mile run at Indoor Heps before anchoring Columbia to a win in the 4x800m Relay.

2015-16: Earned second team indoor track & Field All-American honors in the 1 Mile run ... Became the second runner in Columbia history to eclipse the four-minute mile, going 3:58.98 during the Fastrack National Elite (Feb. 12) ... Won the indoor 1 Mile at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Feb. 28) ... Part of the school record 4x800m relay team at the Penn Relays that took second in 7:20.41 (April 29) ... Finished second and earned All-Ivy honors in the 1,500m run at the Ivy League Outdoor Championships (May 8).

2014-15: Clocked a 25:10 at the Paul Short Run (Oct. 4) for a season best ... Part of the Ivy League Outdoor Champion 4x800m relay team that clocked a 7:22.83 ... Competed in the 1,500m run at the NCAA East Prelims, qualifying with a season best of 3:44.69.

2013-14: Member of the Ivy League champion outdoor 4x800m relay squad ... Earned second team All-Ivy League honors with a runner-up finish as a member of the indoor 4x800m relay squad ... Won the 1,000m run at the Lions Invitational with a time of 2:25.84.

High School:  Napolitano was named team captain for both his junior and senior seasons in cross country and track & field at Red Bank Catholic. He earned first team all-county, first team all-conference and first team all-state honors in Cross Country as a senior ... On the track, Napolitano won the New Jersey Meet of Champions in both indoor and outdoor 1600m run in his final season. He compiled first team all-county, first team all-conference and first team all-state honors in outdoor track as well. Naplitano's senior season was a huge build on his junior season when he was named first team all-county, first team all-conference and second team all-state in cross country, indoor and outdoor Track.

Career Bests

800m - 1:49.57
Ocean State Invitational - April 15, 2017
1,000m - 2:22.80
Yale Tri-Meet - Jan. 24, 2015
1,500m - 3:39.75
Swarthmore Final Qualifier - May 15, 2017
1 Mile - 3:58.98
Fastrack National Invitational - Feb. 12, 2016
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