* Mia Cochran defended her PIAA Class 3A State Cross Country Championship over the weekend
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At the IHSAA Cross Country State Championship, Karina James won her first state title after placing fourth the season prior. The Lowell (IN) High School junior received tough competition from Fort Wayne Carroll's (IN) Zoe Duffus, who finished just two seconds behind her.
James almost ran her first sub 18 minutes for 5K at the championships when she clocked an 18:00.10 and earned a 140 speed rating. Out of almost 3,200 votes last week, James earned about 64-percent of the votes, winning the Week 11 of the National Performer of the Week honor.
She finished the week with a total of 1,980 votes. A big congrats goes out to James on the recognition.
Vote for whom you think should win this week's national honor following this most recent week of action. Voting will end Friday, and we'll recognize the winner every Monday during the unveiling of the newest poll.
Vote below in the poll and let us know your thoughts in the comments. For reference, check our Top 250 Performances of the Week. You can also vote in our National Boys Performer of the Week poll.
NPOTW XC Winners:
- Week 1 Winner: Jenna Hutchins, Science Hill (TN)
- Week 2 Winner: Isabella Babilonia, Melbourne Viera (FL)
- Week 3 Winner: Anastacia Gonzalez, Boerne Champion (TX)
- Week 4 Winner: Jenna Hutchins, Science Hill (TN)
- Week 5 Winner: Ava Parekh, Chicago Latin (IL)
- Week 6 Winner: Abbey Nechanicky, Wayzata (MN)
- Week 7 Winner: Crawford West, Vestavia Hills (AL)
- Week 8 Winner: Analee Weaver, Stillwater (MN)
- Week 9 Winner: Jenna Hutchins, Science Hill (TN)
- Week 10 Winner: Annie Christie, Carmel (IN)
- Week 11 Winner: Karina James, Lowell (IN)