National Boys Performer Of The Week (11/7-11/13)

* Sage Wilde (left) earned National Boys Performer Of The Week in week 10 for his Missouri 5A state title win; Jake Liebert (right) earns a nomination in week 11 after winning his second-straight South Carolina Class 5A state title.

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Liberty North (MO) junior Sage Wilde has been on a tear this season.

His risen through the national rankings. He's earned top-notch speed ratings.

And now, he can add "state champion" to his resume.

Wilde won his first Missouri Class 5A state championship on Nov. 4 in 15:05.9 for 5k, which earned him the week 10 National Boys Performer Of The Week award. The 11th-ranked boy on the MileSplit50 list earned 62-percent of the vote to win the poll.

It may have been Wilde's first state title win of his career, but it wasn't his first time winning National Performer Of The Week. He won twice in back-to-back weeks in the first two polls of the 2022 cross country season.

Now, the week 11 poll features athletes that put together some of the best performances seen all season, considering the stunning races seen in the past week at state championships and the first of many Team Regionals showdowns to come.

Vote below for you National Boys Performer Of The Week from meets held from Nov. 7 - Nov. 13.


VOTE: National Boys Performer Of The Week (Nov. 7 - Nov. 13)


Hunter Jones, Benzie Central (MI): Broke the Lavern Gibson 5k course record by 26 seconds to win the Team Midwest Regional meet in 14:21.8, earning him a trip to Team Nationals and a 202 speed rating -- the nation's fastest rating of the season thus far.

Jackson Heidesch, Dowling Catholic (IA): Surged down the homestretch to take the Team Heartland Regional title in 14:39.0, just two-tenths of a second ahead of runner-up Simeon Birnbaum. That performance from Heidesch garnered a 195 speed rating.

Tyrone Gorze, Crater (OR): Took home the win at Team Northwest Regionals in 14:51.6 for 5k for a 198 speed rating.

Jake Liebert, Wando (SC): Won his second-straight South Carolina Class 5A title in 15:13.92, good for ninth all-time on the Sanhills Research Center 5k course and part of Wando team title-winning performance.

Micah Lawson, Rahway (NJ): Placed first at the New Jersey Meet of Champions in 15:33.0 for 5k, which earned him a 193 speed rating on the day.

Devan Kipyego, St. Raphael Academy (RI): Won his first New England Cross Country Championships individual title with a 5k time of 15:24.7 for a 193 speed rating.

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