National Girls Performer Of The Week (10/3-10/9)

* Ciara O'Shea (left) won the fifth NPOTW poll for the cross country season; Lily Cridge (right) is a nominee for week six of the season

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Ciara O'Shea of Madison Central (KY) won the Nike Town Twilight Invitational in an astonishing manner as she crossed the finish line 30-seconds ahead of the rest of the competition.

In a solo effort, she clocked 16:52 for 5K to earn a 145 speed rating, according to Tully Runners.

This was O'Shea's third straight win and her first one breaking 17-minutes in her career. As a result, she earned 68-percent of the votes to be named this week's National Girls Performer Of The Week. 

Let's move on to week six of the cross country season National Girls Performer of the Week poll.  

We will recognize a winner every week in this poll, with nominations handed out on Monday. The poll will end on Friday and winners will be announced the following Monday. 


VOTE: National Girls Performer Of The Week (Oct. 3-9)

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Here are the nominations for the third National Girls Performer Of The Week Poll:

Karrie Baloga, Cornwall (NY): Baloga clocked 13:55 for 4K to win the Manhattan College Cross Country Invitational. She executed the No. 6 all-time performance and became the eighth high school girl to dip under 14 minutes on the Van Cortlandt Park course. 

Izzie Sullivan, Fayetteville-Manlius (NY): At the Chittenango Twilight Invitational, Sullivan led Fayetteville-Manlius to victory while she won the 5K race by nearly a minute. She crossed the finish line at 17:50.60.

Hanne Thomsen, Montgomery (CA): The sophomore clocked a 17:04.20 at the Asics Clovis XC Invitational to earn a 151 speed rating. 

Ellie Shea, Emerging Elite (MA): Shea opened her cross country season on the road at the Boston 10K For Women. She finished 12th in a field of 2,769 runners with a 34:12. 

Lily Cridge, Bishop Chatard (IN): Cridge, the Oregon commit, clocked the fastest 5K of the weekend with a season's best of 16:46.30 at the IHSAA Cross Country Sectional. She broke her own course record on Saturday by 39-seconds and raced to the fastest time ever run by a high school girl on Indiana soil. 

Ella Hagen, Summit (CO): At the Pat Amato Classic, the sophomore finished the 5K race in 17:06 to earn a 148 speed rating for her efforts. 

Helen Sachs, Holland West Ottawa (MN): Sachs paved the way at the Portage XC Invitational where she grabbed the victory in 17:03 for 5K. 

NPOTW Winners