* Juliette Whittaker (left) won the NPOTW Week 15 honor; Kennedi Sanders (right) is a nominee for Week 1 of the club season
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Juliette Whittaker was one of three high school athletes in the 800m to line up at the U.S. Olympic trials. And the junior from Mount De Sales Academy (MD) made it through to the semi-final round -- at what would be the largest stage in any athlete's career.
After advancing through the first round, she just missed making the finals by 0.11 seconds. Whittaker ran a 2:01.30 to finish sixth in her heat and tenth overall in the semi-finals.
Over the week, she earned almost 63-percent of the NPOTW vote. A big congratulations goes out to Whittaker on her accomplishments this season and advancing to the semi-final round at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 800m.
Now let's move on to Week 1 of the Club season's outdoor National Performer of the Week presented by New Balance poll.
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. Better yet, each boy and girl winner will win a pair of New Balance shoes.
We are requesting winners (or their parents or coaches) from each week to email Cory Mull at firstname.lastname@example.org and Olivia Ekpone at email@example.com to notify us of your contact.
Vote below in the poll and let us know your thoughts in the comments. For reference, check our Top 25 Outdoor Performances of the Week. You can also vote in our National Boys Performer of the Week poll.
NPOTW Outdoor Track And Field Winners:
- Week 1 Winner: Eddiyah Frye, St. Thomas Aquinas
- Week 2 Winner: Autumn Wilson, St. Dominic Savio Catholic
- Week 3 Winner: Abby Merner, Auburn (AL)
- Week 4 Winner: Allison Johnson, Mount Gilead (OH)
- Week 5 Winner: Zoe Duffus, Fort Wayne Carroll (IN)
- Week 6 Winner: Elizabeth Floch, Valley Christian (WA)
- Week 7 Winner: Alexis Glasco, St. Thomas Aquinas (FL)
- Week 8 Winner: Alli Ince, Normal Community (IL)
- Week 9 Winner: Falon Spearman, Providence Day (NC)
- Week 10 Winner: Kaniya Johnson, White Knoll
- Week 11 Winner: Lauren Tolbert, Highland Tech (NC)
- Week 12 Winner: Paige Floriea, Mentor (OH)
- Week 13 Winner: Addy Wiley, Huntington North (IN)
- Week 14 Winner: Madison Whyte, Heritage (Newport News) (VA)
- Week 15 Winner: Juliette Whittaker, Mount De Sales Academy (MD)