* Rock Bridge's Andrew Hauser won the Team Midwest Regional on Saturday in Terre Haute, Indiana
Photo Credit: Chris Auckley/MilesSplit Missouri
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Will Pinson finished off his high school cross country season on Nov. 6 with the best of moments: An individual state Class 7A championship in Alabama and a team title for Huntsville, his fourth straight as a member of the team.
Then on Friday, he won the National Performer of the Week presented by New Balance poll.
An insane week.
Pinson generated over 1,500 votes and roughly 34-percent of the vote, eclipsing second-place William Zegarski of Little Miami, who accumulated over 30-percent of the tallies and roughly 1,350 votes after his big OHSAA Division I state championship.
A big congrats goes out to those two young men, and to the rest of the nominees.
Pinson won his first overall AHSAA Class 7A title on Saturday in Oakville, running a career best time of 15:13.61 for 5K. It was his third straight top 10 performance, his fourth straight top 15 effort and the official end to his cross country career as a Huntsville athlete.
Now let's move on to Week 14 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Olivia Ekpone at email@example.com 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. 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)
- Week 8 Winner: Miles Brush, Chelsea (AL)
- Week 9 Winner: Drew Rogers, Herscher (IL)
- Week 10 Winner: Jefferson McMullin, Lehi (UT)
- Week 11 Winner: Kenan Pala, Francis Parker (CA)
- Week 12 Winner: Tanner Brown, Chapparal (CO)
- Week 13 Winner: Will Pinson, Huntsville (AL)
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)