National Girls Performer Of The Week (1/16-1/22)

* Shawnti Jackson (left) won this week's NPOTW poll for the indoor season; Madison Whyte (right) is a nominee for week seven of the season

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Shawnti Jackson not only added another VA Showcase title to her resume last weekend, but she also added another national high school record to it too.

Last year at the Millrose Games, Jackson became the fastest girl in history in the 60m when she crossed the finish line in 7.18.

A year goes by and Jackson finds herself back in Virginia Beach to contest for the title in the 300m. Going into this prestigious meet, Jackson was already the second-fastest girl in high school history with her 36.95 from last winter. This time, she was able to cross the finish line in 36.63 to better the previous record of 36.82 set by Sydney McLaughlin in 2017. 

Over the week, Jackson earned 35-percent of the votes to be the National Girls Performer Of The Week. 

It's time now time to vote for this week's winner. 

The poll will end on Friday and winners will be announced the following Monday. It's now time to vote for our next winner. 


VOTE: National Girls Performer Of The Week (Jan. 16 - 22)

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

Madison Whyte, Heritage Newport News (VA): At the Elite Scholastic Meet in Virginia Beach, Whyte's first 200m of the season tied for a No. 3 all-time performance with Sanya Richards-Ross and Ashton Purvis. The USC recruit sprinted to a No. 1 time of 23.22. She also competed at the Peninsula District Meet #3 last week and ran a 1:13.75 in the 500m to be US No. 7. 

Lauren Lewis, Prosper (TX): The defending UIL 400m champion clocked a US No. 2 performance in the 400m with an indoor personal best of 54.93 at the Texas Tech Under Armour Invitational. 

Kate Putman, Cicero-North Syracuse (NY): At the US Army Officials Hall Of Fame Invitational, the NC State signee clocked a new personal best of 4:45.90 to win the girls mile. Her performance moved her up to US No. 2 on the leaderboard. She doubled in the 1K and won the title with a 2:53.64. 

Tatum David, Richland Olney (IL): The Virginia recruit won the CYUP Misfits Invite with a nation-leading performance in the two mile with a 10:22.70. She also doubled back in the mile and won the title in 4:50.14 to be US No. 4.  

Irene Riggs, Morgantown (WV): Just when you thought Riggs' cross country season ended, she put together an astounding 19:44.3 for 6K to win the USATF U20 Cross Country Championships to earn an automatic berth to the World U20 Championships next month. 

Kennedy Flynn, Bullis School (MD): The junior hurdled to a victory at the US Army Officials Hall Of Fame Invitational with a 7.89 in the 55mH and became the third-fastest girl so far this season in that event.

Jillian Leahy, Lincoln (RI): The senior had a breakthrough moment at the US Army Official Hall Of Fame Invitational in the weight throw. She set a new lifetime best and moved up to No. 4 on the nation's leaderboard with a winning toss of 50-1. 

NPOTW Winners