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

* Collin Gilstrap (left) won National Boys Performer Of The Week in week 12 for his win at the NY Federation Championships; Drew Griffith (right) secures a nomination in the week 13 poll for winning the Champs Sports Northeast Regional.

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Late season meets have produced stellar showings as athletes chase titles and gear up for national championship meets now only days away.

Monroe-Woodbury's (NY) Collin Gilstrap did just that at the NY Federation Championships on Nov. 19.

Behind a winning performance at the championships where he clocked 15:51.3 for 5k and a 191 speed rating, Gilstrap took home National Boys Performer Of The Week in the 12th poll of the season. The senior earned 76-percent of the vote to run away with the poll win.

That Federation Championship tune-up proved rewarding, as Gilstrap would later go on to qualify for Team Nationals by placing second at the New York regional on Nov. 26.

Now, in the final week before the beginning of the long-anticipated nationals competition, athletes logged impressive performances to secure their trips to national championships.

Vote below for your National Boys Performer Of The Week for meets contested from Nov. 21 - 27.


VOTE: National Boys Performer Of The Week (11/21-11/27)


Lex Young, Newbury Park (CA): Won the CIF DII state championship title, running a season best 14:27.87 for 5k and earning a 202 speed rating.

Hunter Jones, Benzie Central (MI): Won his second-straight national qualifying meet of the season, this time taking the Champs Sports Midwest title in 14:50.2, earning a 198 speed rating.

Rocky Hansen, Christ School (NC): Placed first at Champs Sports South Regionals with a 5k time of 14:40.06, which translates to a 197 speed rating and makes for the fastest time of the opening weekend of Champs Sports regional action.

Devan Kipyego, St. Raphael Academy (RI): Took first at Team Northeast Regionals, running 15:34.6 for 5k for a 197 speed rating and his seventh win of the season.

Drew Griffith, Butler (PA): Earned a berth to nationals by winning the Champs Sports Northeast region behind a late surge to the line, clocking 15:20.9 for 5k. That performance also earned Griffith a 196 speed rating.

Matthew Donis, Highland (CA): Took home the CIF DI state title behind a 14:51.25 5k performance, which earns a 194 speed rating and made for the first California state cross country win of his career.

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