National Girls Performer Of The Week (11/14-11/20)

* Zariel Macchia (left) won this week's NPOTW poll for the cross country season; Andie Aagard (right) is a nominee for week 12 of the season

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One of New York's best distance runners was able to put everything together at the NYSPHSAA Class A State Cross Country Championships. 

After placing ninth as a freshman, William Floyd's (NY) Zariel Macchia was able to cross the finish line in 18:02 for the individual title this year. She gave herself a six-second separation from the rest of the field.

During the week, Macchia earned 41-percent of the nation's vote. 

This weekend was full of qualifiers for Team Nationals and there were other eye-catching performances across the nation. It's now time to vote for our next winner. 

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 (Nov. 14 - Nov. 20)

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

Isabel Conde De Frankenberg, Cedar Park (TX): The sophomore earned the Team National South Regional title in 17:23

Andie Aagard, Lone Peak (UT): The junior clocked 16:51 for 5K at the Team Nationals Southwest Regional meet. She paved the way for Lone Peak to earn an auto-qualifier bid with its runner-up finish. 

Payton Godsey, Oaks Christian (CA): The junior clocked a 16:54 for three miles to win the Southern Section Finals. She earned a 147 speed rating for her performance.

Hanne Thomsen, Montgomery (CA): The sophomore won her sixth straight cross country race at the CIF North Coast Section Divison III Championships. She was the only girl in her division to break 17-minutes for three miles, and along the way, she earned a 151 speed rating. 

Karrie Baloga, Cornwall (NY): Baloga continued her undefeated success this season by taking down a loaded field at the NY Federation Championships. The University of Colorado signee ran the fastest time of the day with a 17:48 for 5K. She was the only girl to go sub-18-minutes and earned a 154 speed rating. 

Aoife Shovlin, Cambridge Rindge and Latin (MA): After finishing in the top 52 last year at the MIAA State Championships as a freshman, the sophomore put together one of the best races in her career as she won her first state title in her career. She won the title in 18:12. 

Kynzlee Buckley, Buchanan (CA): The freshman helped Buchanan score the team title with 18 pointsat the CIF Central Section Finals as crossed the finish line in 17:39 for the victory. 

NPOTW Winners