* Crater's (OR) Tyrone Gorze won the Eastbay West Regional on Saturday
Photo Credit: Raymond Tran/MileSplit
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Fresh off a brilliant performance at the Eastbay South Regional on Nov. 27, Denmark's Ethan Ashley claimed another big reward.
The Georgia Class 7A state champion notched his first National Boys Performer of the Week presented by New Balance award, registering just over 35-percent of the vote.
Ashley managed to slip past second-place Daniel Appleford of Newbury Park, who finished in second with 30-percent of the tallie.
Ashley clocked a career best time of 15:00.31 at the South Regional to win the overall title and book his ticket to the Eastbay Cross Country Championships on Dec. 11 in San Diego.
A big congrats goes out to Ashley and all the other nominees.
Now let's move on to Week 17 of the NPOTW XC poll. This will be our second-to-last vote of the 2021 calendar year.
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.
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)
- Week 14 Winner: Gabe Hinrichs, Elkhorn South (NE)
- Week 15 Winner: Aidan Ross, Uxbridge (MA)
- Week 16 Winner: Ethan Ashley, Denmark (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)