*Ruth White (left) won the NPOTW Week 12 honor; Mackenzie Hart (right) is a nominee for Week 13 of the cross country season
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It's been a busy season for the sophomore from Orono, Maine.
At her first appearance at the Maine Class C State Cross Country Championship, Ruth White won her first individual state title and helped Orono to a team victory by seven points over Houlton.
She was the first athlete to cross the finish line with a 17:31.92 in a solo effort.
Throughout the week, she collected 74-percent of the votes with nearly 1,300 tallies. Congratulations White on winning your first cross country title and remaining undefeated this season.
Let's move on to week 13 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 email@example.com and Olivia Ekpone at firstname.lastname@example.org to notify us of your contact.
For NPOTW winners dating all the way back to July 12, we haven't forgotten about you! We have kept track of your information and will email you once the New Balance order goes out. Stay tuned!
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:
- Week 1 Winner: Karina James, Lowell (IN)
- Week 2 Winner: Lily Cridge, Bishop Chatard (IN)
- Week 3 Winner: Avalon Mecham, American Fork (UT)
- Week 4 Winner: Nicki Southerland, Delta (IN)
- Week 5 Winner: Bethany Michalak, Air Academy (CO)
- Week 6 Winner: Dalia Frias Mira Costa (CA)
- Week 7 Winner: Karrie Baloga, Cornwall (NY)
- Week 8 Winner: Ciara O'Shea, Madison Central (KY)
- Week 9 Winner: Ali Weimer, Saint Michael-Albertville (MN)
- Week 10 Winner: Thais Rolly, McLean (VA)
- Week 11 Winner: Lilly Shapiro, Colts Neck (NJ)
- Week 12 Winner: Ruth White, Orono (ME)