National Girls Performer Of The Week (8/23-8/29)

* Lily Cridge (left) won the NPOTW Week 2 honor; Gabbie Love (right) is a nominee for Week 3 of the cross country season

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Cross country is officially in full swing and many athletes across the country are opening up their season.

At the Circle City Conference Championships, Lily Cridge crossed the finish line with the fastest 5K of the weekend. She crossed the finish line in 17:27.30 and earned a 148 speed rating.

She was the only athlete to break 18-mintues for 5K on Brebeuf Jesuit's course. Cridge showed her dominance and won this event by nearly 80-seconds. 

The junior from Bishop Chatard (IN) tallied 500 votes over the week, which was about 48-percent of the votes. 

Congratulations Cridge on this accomplishment last weekend.

Let's move on to week 3 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 and Olivia Ekpone at 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 WeekYou can also vote in our National Boys Performer of the Week poll.