National Girls Performer Of The Week (11/21-11/27)

* Andie Aagard (left) won this week's NPOTW poll for the cross country season; Irene Riggs (right) is a nominee for week 13 of the season

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Everything was on the line to grab an auto-qualifer bid and Andie Aagard was able to put together quite a performance at the Team Nationals Southwest Regional meet.

The junior ran away with the title with a 16:51 and was able to earn a 147 speed rating for her efforts. Along the way, she led Lone Peak to an auto-qualifier bid with its runner-up finish.

Throughout the week, it was close between Aagard who earned 40 percent of the votes to Karrie Baloga, who gained 38 percent of the popular vote after her win at the NY Federation Championships. 

A huge congratulations and best wishes goes to Aagard as she will line up in Portland for Team Nationals on December 3rd. 

This weekend was full of qualifiers for Champ Sports and two more Team National Regionals took place. There were other eye-catching performances across the nation in California.

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. 


National Girls Performer Of The Week (11/21-11/27)

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

Irene Riggs, Morgantown (WV): The Stanford signee ran the second-fastest 5K performance in history at the Team Southeast Regional Championships and took down Katelyn Tuohy's WakeMed course record. Riggs clocked a 16:02.1, eclipsing Tuohy's 2019 record by 20 seconds. Her performance equaled a 171 speed rating. 

Lillie Bogdan, Frontier (NY): The sophomore won the Team New York Regional Championships with an 18:24. 

Sadie Engelhardt, Ventura (CA): At the CIF State Championships, the sophomore won her first individual cross country title with a new 5K personal best of 16:57. She was the only girl to break 17 minutes for 5K on the Woodward Park course in Fresno. 

Tatum David, Olney (IL): The Virginia signee qualified for the Champs Sports National Championship by winning the Midwest Regional meet in 17:16.

Ellie Shea, Emerging Elites (MA): Shea ran a new 5K personal best of 17:10.7 to win the Champs Sports Northeast Regional Championships. She earned a 161 speed rating for her efforts. 

Ciara O'Shea, Madison Central (KY): The UNC signee clocked the fastest time of the day at the Champs Sports Regional Championship. She crossed the finish line at 16:58, becoming the only girl that day to dip under the 17-minute 5K barrier. 

NPOTW Winners