* Archbishop Wood's Gary Martin is a nominee for Week 8 NPOTW
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Joe Sapone covered the last 200 meters at the Wingfoot XC Classic on Sept. 24 with some downright crazy speed.
And on Friday, the Atlanta Holy Innocents' Episcopal junior closed out National Performer of the Week presented by New Balance voting, winning the Week 7 title with over 48-percent of the tallies.
Sapone accrued just under 1,000 votes, securing the win over St. John's Houston's (TX) Emmanuel Sgouros, who was second overall with 36-percent of the vote.
Sapone won the recognition by virtue of his big win at Wingfoot, which saw him grab the overall win in 15:29.60.
A big congrats goes out to Sapone on the honor, and to all the nominees.
Now let's move on to Week 8 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.
We are requesting winners (or their parents or coaches) from each week to email Cory Mull at email@example.com and Olivia Ekpone at firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- Week 1 Winner: Abe Eckman, Jasper (IN)
- Week 2 Winner: Evan Kraus, Erie (CO)
- Week 3 Winner: Kevin Sanchez, Austin Vandegrift (TX)
- Week 4 Winner: Kevin Sanchez, Austin Vandegrift (TX)
- Week 5 Winner: Kaden Levings, Cheyenne Mountain (CO)
- Week 6 Winner: Izaiah Steury, Angola (IN)
- Week 7 Winner: Joe Sapone, Atlanta Holy Innocent's Episcopal School (GA)
NPOTW Club Season Track And Field Winners:
- Week 1 Winner: Matt Bogdan, Colts Neck (NJ)
- Week 2 Winner: Amanuel Putz, La Crosse (WI)
- Week 3 Winner: Carlos Brown, Swift Athletics (CA)
- Week 4 Winner: Omar Thomas, Fort Lauderdale Track Club (FL)
NPOTW Outdoor Boys Track And Field Winners:
- Week 1 Winner: Aiden Paul, West Albany (OR)
- Week 2 Winner: Domonique McKenzie, Pine View (UT)
- Week 3 Winner: Samuel Austin, Oviedo (FL)
- Week 4 Winner: Diallo Good, Cedar Park (TX)
- Week 5 Winner: Zack Truitt, Landmark Christian (GA)
- Week 6 Winner: Gary Martin, Archbishop Wood (PA)
- Week 7 Winner: Miles Ally, Nashville Martin Luther King
- Week 8 Winner: Hobbs Kessler, Ann Arbor (MI)
- Week 9 Winner: Dayton Carlson, Casteel (AZ)
- Week 10 Winner: Joshua Truchon, West Allis Hale (WI)
- Week 11 Winner: Nick Plant, Canfield (OH)
- Week 12 Winner: Gary Martin, Archbishop Wood (PA)
- Week 13 Winner: Brandon Battle, Edwardsville (IL)
- Week 14 Winner: Brandon Battle, Edwardsville (IL)
- Week 15 Winner: Dillon Leacock, Millbrook (NC)