* Drew Griffith (left) earned National Boys Performer Of The Week for week four; Rocky Hansen (right) earns a week five nomination for his US No. 14 all-time 14:20.90 5k at the Alexander/Asics Invitaitonal.
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Following an eye-catching performance at the Carlisle Invitational on Sept. 24, Butler (PA) junior Drew Griffith took home well-earned national honors.
Griffith's 14:49.30 win at the 29th annual invitational in Carlisle, Penn. -- his first-ever sub-15-minute 5k -- helped him take the performer award in week four with 39-percent of the vote, just ahead of Noah Breker (Robbinsdale Armstrong, MN) at 38-percent.
Now, the opening week of October saw new nation-leading performances, course records and significant personal bests. In short, the nominees for performer of the week hold quite the impressive resumes.
Vote below for your National Boys Performer Of The Week for performances from 9/26-10/2.
Rocky Hansen, Christ School (NC): Ran a new US No. 1 14:20.90 5k to win the Alexander/Asics Invitational, equating to a season-high 197 speed rating. Hansen's performance also broke the North Carolina state record and ranks him US No. 14 all-time at the cross country distance.
Connor Burns, Southern Boone County (MO): Won the Chile Pepper Festival in a new 5k personal best of 14:32.30, good for US No. 3. His performance also broke Reed Brown's meet record of 14:41.56 set back in 2016.
Kole Mathison, Carmel (IN): Took home the individual title at the Nike XC Town Twilight Invitational in 14:51.70, which translates to a 193 speed rating. The elusive win made for Mathison's fourth-straight first-place finish of the cross country season.
Brian DiCola, Hatboro Horsham (PA): Broke Gary Martin's course record at the Paul Short Run en route to a meet win in 14:43.20. Not only did the performance surpass Martin's 14:49 course record, but made for DiCola's first sub-15-minute 5k race and a 43-second personal best.
Connor Ackley, Hilliard Davidson (OH): Won Saturday Light Fever in a new personal best time of 14:45.60 for 5k, which moves him up to US No. 10 at the distance.
Tyler Sainsbury, Rocky Mountain (ID): Took the individual win at the Inland Empire Championships in a new US No. 16 5k time of 14:48.00. It made for Sainsbury's first time under 15 minutes and a new all-time best by 26 seconds.