The 5-foot-9 senior won the New Balance Nationals title in the 2,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 6:19.53, completing the most impressive season in the event in the U.S. prep history. Napoleon is now the only American female athlete in history to run sub-6:20 in the event on three occasions. She set the national high school record of 6:18.41 in the steeple at the New York Federation Championships, in addition to winning the 800-meter title in a personal-best 2:03.97, an event in which she also took second at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor. She ranks No. 11 nationally in the 1500 meters among U.S. girls prep competitors in 2023 with a clocking of 4:29.78. In addition, she ranks No. 8 in the steeple in the world this year and is the No. 16 all-time World Under-20 athlete.
Napoleon has maintained a 3.99 weighted GPA. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on scholarship at North Carolina State this fall.
A team leader in the school’s investment club as well as the senior class secretary and a member of the student activities council, Napoleon has also volunteered locally with Girls on the Run, a youth-empowerment program.