* Karina James (left) won the NPOTW Week 1 honor; Lily Cridge (right) is a nominee for Week 2 of the cross country season
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Lowell's senior opened up the cross country season at the Crown Point Invitational. Karina James won the meet in 18:38 for 5K and with a speed rating of 133. She was the only athlete to break 20 minutes at this meet.
Last season, she was undefeated throughout the fall and even won her first cross country state title.
Last week, she earned about 67-percent of the votes with over 110 tallies. Congratulations James on the strong start to the season.
Now let's move on to week 2 of the cross country season 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 Cross Country Performances of the Week. You can also vote in our National Boys Performer of the Week poll.
NPOTW Cross Country Winners
NPOTW Club Track and Field Winners:
- Week 1 Winner: Kayla Pinkard, Carrollton (GA)
- Week 2 Winner: Adaejah Hodge, Alexander (GA)
- Week 3 Winner: Samirah Moody, Buckingham Browne & Nichols (MA)
- Week 4 Winner: Anastacia Gonzales, Boerne Champion (TX)
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)