* Karrie Baloga (left) won the NPOTW Week 15 honor; Natalie Cook (right) is a nominee for Week 16 of the cross country season
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After a solid performance last weekend, a New York athlete won her second National Girls Performer Of the Week poll presented by New Balance.
Karrie Baloga lined up to face stiff competition at the New York Federation Championships. The junior added another victory to her resume as she crossed the finish line in 17:54.70 against a handful of New York's best.
She was able to edge out competitors who finished before her at the New York State Championships, just a week earlier. When Baloga won this title, she earned a 150 speed rating for her efforts.
Baloga was able to accumulate 44-percent of the votes to be named this week's National Performer Of The Week presented by New Balance.
Let's move on to week 16 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 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. 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)
- Week 13 Winner: Rachel Forsyth, Ann Arbor Pioneer (MI)
- Week 14 Winner: Ali Weimer, Saint Michael-Albertville (MN)
- Week 15 Winner: Karrie Baloga, Cornwall (NY)