* Niko Schultz (left) is this past week's NPOTW winner; Connor McClure is a Week 12 nominee
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Two Illinois standouts raced to the finish line during this past week's National Peformer of the Week honor.
But it was Schultz, the high school senior from Plainfield South, who gapped Rogers at the line, winning Week 11 honors after his US No. 1 performance in the 600m at the Misfits Invitational.
Schultz accumulated nearly 1,200 votes after his nomination, which came after he ran 1:19.86 in Chicago. Rogers, a junior from Herscher, earned just over 1,000 votes after running 4:11.77 in the 1,600m and 9:05.35 in the 3,200m at the same meet.
A big congrats goes out to Schultz on the win, as well as a kudos to every other nominee.
Now let's move on to Week 12 of our Indoor National Performer of the Week.
We'll have seven candidates in this week's poll. Voting will end Friday, and we'll recognize the winner every Monday during the unveiling of the newest poll.
NPOTW Indoor Boys Track And Field Winners:
- Week 1 Winner: Michael Bourne, Cosby (VA)
- Week 2 Winner: Jekovan Rhetta, Parker (AL)
- Week 3 Winner: Leonard Mustari, Dunbar (FL)
- Week 4 Winner: Luke Schroeder, Bullis School (MD)
- Week 5 Winner: Chris Hilton, Zachary (LA)
- Week 6 Winner: Marcus Reilly, Northbridge (MA)
- Week 7 Winner: Austin Klinger, West Jordan (UT)
- Week 8 Winner: Jaylen Barringer, Woodbridge Freedom (VA)
- Week 9 Winner: Julian Collins, Hewitt-Trussville (AL)
- Week 10 Winner: Cooper Michaud, Classical (RI)
- Week 11 Winner: Niko Schultz, Plainfield South (IL)