National Girls Performer Of The Week (1/30-2/5)

* Karrie Baloga (left) won this week's NPOTW poll for the indoor season; Michelle Smith (right) is a nominee for this week's performer of the week

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After winning the Champs Sports National Cross Country Championships, Karrie Baloga of Cornwall (NY) wasted zero time to put up a solid performance on the indoor oval this season.

The Colorado signee had her indoor season debut at the Section 9 Invitational at the Armory in New York. Last weekend, in a solo effort, she ran one of the nation's fastest 1,500m this season with a 4:25.79. 

Over the week, Baloga earned 62 percent of the votes to be named this week's National Girls Performer Of The Week.

Another week of competition has gone by and it's time to vote for this week's NPOTW. The poll will end on Friday and winners will be announced the following Monday. 


VOTE: National Girls Performer Of The Week (Jan. 30 - Feb. 5)

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

Adaejah Hodge, Montverde Academy (FL): At the Florida/Georgia Challenge, Hodge clocked a 7.26 in the 60m to finish second to her teammate. In the 200m, she sprinted to a new lifetime best of 23.39to move up to US No. 2 and No. 9 all-time. 

Cady McPhail, Chelsea (AL): At the Alabama 7A Indoor State Championships, the senior completed the distance triple in the 800m, 1,600m and 3,200m. She clocked 2:11, 4:57 and set a new personal best in the 3,200m with a 10:56. 

Sophia Gorriaran, Moses Brown School (RI): At the Boston University Scarlett and White Invite, Gorriaran finished second in a field of collegians and pros with a 1:10.42 to improve on her 1:11.26 best. Her performance moved her up to No. 3 all-time.  

Michelle Smith, Montverde Academy (FL): The junior clocked a US No.1 time at the Florida/Georgia Challenge in the 600m with a 1:30.85. Smith is now US No. 26 all-time at this distance. 

Sadie Engelhardt, Ventura (CA): At the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, Engelhardt won the mile in a 4:40.59 to clock a new season's best against an elite field. 

Irene Riggs, Morgantown (WV): Riggs clocked the No. 2 all-time performance in the 3,200m with a 9:45.97 at the SPIRE Scholastic Showcase in her season debut. 

Juliette Laracuente-Huebner, Mar. Highland (OH): The University of Cincinnati tied her personal best in the long jump with a 20-3.75 at the Ohio State University Buckeye HS Qualifier. She also triple jumped her second-best jump of the year with a 41-5.5. 

Kourtney Rathke, Peak to Peak Charter School (CO): At the Air Force High School Indoor Open, Rathke cleared 13-9.25 in the pole vault to be US No. 8. 

NPOTW Winners