National Girls Performer Of The Week (2/13-2/19)

* Mia Brahe-Pedersen (left) won this week's NPOTW poll for the indoor season; Aleesa Samuel (right) is a nominee for this week's performer of the week

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The Don Kirby Invitational will be a track meet that Mia Brahe-Pedersen will never forget.

The Lake Oswego (OR) junior lined up against collegians in the 200m in Albuquerque, New Mexico last weekend. 

When she crossed the finish line for second place and looked up at the clock to see 22.89 next to her name, she only thought that she set a new personal best. A few moments later, she realized she ran the fastest time ever by a high school athlete at this distance and surpassed Bianca Knight's previous national high school record of 22.97, which was set back in 2007. 

Brahe-Pedersen earned 26-percent of the votes to become this week's National Girls Performer Of The Week. 

From now until the end of the outdoor track season, winners will be awarded National Athlete Of The Week backpacks courtesy of TrackBarn. If selected as National Girls Performer Of The Week, please send mailing addresses to to receive your bag.

It's time to vote for this week's NPOTW. The poll will end on Friday and winners will be announced the following Monday. 

* Mia Brahe-Pedersen clocked a 22.89 in the 200m at the Don Kirby Invitational

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National Girls Performer Of The Week (2/13-2/19)

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

Shawnti Jackson, South Granville (NC): In the last 34 days, Jackson set three all-time bests. First, Jackson ran the fastest times in history in the 300m and 60m. This weekend, in her 200m debut, the Arkansas commit sprinted around the indoor oval in 22.91 seconds to win the USC Indoor Open title and shattered Allyson Felix's 23.14 sea-level high school best. Jackson ran the second fastest-all time performance in this event this year. 

Aleesa Samuel, Pembroke Pines Somerset Academy (FL): The sophomore set a new personal best in the 100mH at the Louie Bing Track and Field Invitational. On Saturday, she ran a wind-legal state record, clocking a 13.26 into a -2.0 wind. Her performance was just .12 off the state's fastest overall time. 

Makeriah Harris, Scotlandville (LA): Harris had a busy weekend at the LHSAA Indoor Championships as she won the 60mH, 400m, 4x200m and 4x400m. She even finished third in the 60m. 

Allison Ince, Normal Community (IL): In her 800m debut, the junior ran a 2:07.13 to win the MVP Vibe Fest Chicagoland Meet with a US No. 2 performance this indoor season. 

Ellie Shea, Emerging Elite (MA): At the World U20 Cross Country Championships, Shea finished tenth overall in Bathurst, Australia with a 21:48 for 6K. The high school junior led Team USA to its first-ever U20 World Championships podium finish where the Americans earned third overall as a team. 

JaiCieonna Gero-Holt, Emerald Ridge (WA): The sophomore, who's the nation's top heptathlete, finished fifth in the women's high jump at the USATF Indoor Championships with a new US No. 1 clearance of 6-0.50.

Hana Moll, Olympia Capital (WA): The Washington commit cleared 14-9.5 in the pole vault to finish fifth at the USATF Indoor Championships. 

Angela Schykerynec, Orland (CA): At the Simplot Games, Schykerynec threw a lifetime best and a US No. 1 weight throw of 61-8.5.

NPOTW Winners