National Boys Performer Of The Week (8/16-8/22)

* Abe Eckman was our Week 1 XC NPOTW winner; Evan Kraus is a Week 2 nominee

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It was Abe Eckman in a landslide. 

That was how the National Performer of the Week presented by New Balance poll turned out this past week. 

The Jasper (IN) High School senior, who scored an impressive win last Saturday at the Valley Kickoff in 16:04.80, demolished his competition with 5,964 votes, securing the first week of the NPOTW voting. He accumulated over 98-percent of the votes. 

A big congrats goes out to Abe on the win. 

Now let's move on to Week 2 of the NPOTW XC poll. 

Make sure you vote for whom you think should win this week's honor. 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 (shoes have not been sent out just yet!) 

We are requesting winners (or their parents or coaches) from each week to email Cory Mull at and Olivia Ekpone at to notify us of your contact.

Vote below in the poll and let us know your thoughts in the comments. You can also vote in our National Girls Performer of the Week poll.

NPOTW Cross Country Season Winner: