National Girls Performer Of The Week (3/6-3/12)

* Akala Garrett (left) won this week's NPOTW poll for the indoor season; Adadejah Hodge (right) is a nominee for this week's performer of the week

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Akala Garrett, the Texas signee, did something special in her outdoor debut at the East Meck Home Meet in the 100mH.

She won the title in 12.96 (NWI).

How incredible is this mark? The Albemarle sprinter became the first female in North Carolina state history to dip under 13.00 and she became the eighth-fastest girl in high school history under all conditions in this event.

During the week, she earned 35-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. 

* Akala Garrett sprinted to a 12.96 (NWI) in the 100mH as her season opener

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

Adaejah Hodge, Montverde Academy (FL): At New Balance Nationals Indoor, the 16-year-old broke the national high school record in the 200m prelim with a 22.77. In the finals, she became a wrecking ball and lowered that time to 22.33 to win the title and set a new world U18 and U20 best. 

Mia Brahe-Pedersen, Lake Oswego (OR): Brahe-Pedersen defended her Nike Indoor National title in the 200m with a 23.25. She also won the 60m in 7.37. 

Irene Riggs, Morgantown (WV): She grabbed the Nike Indoor National title in the mile with a 4:28.23, which is the nation's second-fastest performance of the season. 

Allison Ince, Normal Community (IL): In a competitive 800m field, Ince won her first New Balance National Indoor title with a US No. 2 time of 2:04.77. 

Ellie Shea, Emerging Elite (MA): Shea earned two gold medals and set two nation-leading marks over the weekend at New Balance Nationals Indoor. She won the two mile title in 9:49.82 and clocked a 15:46.48 in the 5K. 

Avery Lewis, Friends' Central (PA): The junior leaped to 20-5 in the long jump to win the New Balance Nationals Indoor title and she also finished third in the 60m with a 7.39. 

Mensi Stiff, Brentwood Academy (TN): The University of Mississippi signee defended her Nike Indoor National title in the shot put with a toss of 51-0. 

Angela Schykerynec, Golden State Prep (CA): The University of California signee won the weight throw title at Nike Indoor Nationals with a 57-10.25. 

NPOTW Winners