National Girls Performer Of The Week (2/27-3/5)

* Brianna Selby (left) won this week's NPOTW poll for the indoor season; Juliette Laracuente-Huebner (right) is a nominee for this week's performer of the week

- - -

The Indian River (VA) junior was able to defend her VHSL Class 5A State Indoor Championship titles in the 55m and 300m.

Brianna Selby did it effortlessly. 

She earned the crowns with personal bests and in solo efforts of 6.84 and 38.33, making her one of the nation's fastest sprinters this indoor season. 

Her 55m puts her at VA No. 2 all-time behind Jordan Hairston's 6.78 from 11 years ago and her 300m performance moves her to VA No. 8 in history. 

During the week, Selby earned 84-percent of the nation's vote. 

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. 

* Brianna Selby won the 300m at the VHSL 5A State Indoor Championships with a personal best of 38.33

- - -

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

Sianni Wynn, Pennsauken (NJ): At the NJ State Meet of Champions, Wynn produced winning times of 7.00 in the 55m and 24.48 in the 200m to set both state freshman records. Wynn, who's now the fastest freshman in the country in the 55m and US No. 2 among freshmen in the 200m, broke the state freshman 55m record of 7.04 which was set by Olympic gold medalist English Gardner.

Madison Whyte, Heritage Newport News (VA): In her final VHSL 4A Indoor State Championships, Whyte defended her 55m and 300m state titles over the week as she clocked a 6.94 while she sprinted to her fourth consecutive sub-38-second 300m this year with a 37.28. The USC signee won the 500m in 1:19.92 and was third in the high jump with a 5-0 clearance. 

Kate Putman, Cicero-North Syracuse (NY): In one of the most anticipated races at the NYSPHSAA Indoor State Championships, the NC State commit defended her 1,500m title with a new personal best of 4:23.78. She also anchored the CNS 4x800m squad to a second-place finish with a 2:09.39 split. 

Juliette Laracuente-Huebner, Marengo Highland (OH): At the OATCCC D2/D3 Indoor Track and Field Championships, the University of Cincinnati commit won the 60mH, high, long, and triple jumps to score 40 points. Along with the four crowns, she set two state records of 20-3.5 and 41-8.75 in the long and triple jumps. These marks rank her in the top 10 nationally. She won the state team title through her efforts alone. 

Shelby Wingler, Central Grove (IN): The Kentucky commit threw a massive personal best in the shot put at the Bloomington North Invite. Her toss of 47-6.75 lands her at US No. 3 in this event. 

Alice Mihas, Chicago Latin (IL): At the Illinois Meet of Champions, the Harvard commit won the shot put and weight throws with new lifetime bests. In the weight throw, she moved up to US No. 4 with a throw of 52-8. 

Akala Garrett, Albemarle (NC): The Texas signee made her 100mH debut at the East Meck Home Meet where she clocked a 12.96 (NWI). Garrett is the first female in North Carolina state history and ninth in high school history to break 13.00 for the 100m hurdles under all conditions. 

Sadie Engelhardt, Ventura (CA): The sophomore made her outdoor track debut in a record-setting fasion on Friday at the Don Green Invitational. The underclassman ran a solo 9:51.49 under the lights in the 3,200m to take down the previous California state sophomore record of 9:57.52 set by the Foot Locker Cross Country champion Claudia Lane back in 2017. This performance ranks her as the third-fastest 3,200m performer by a sophomore in US history. 

NPOTW Winners