* Adaejah Hodge (left) won this week's NPOTW poll; Kate Putman (right) is a nominee for this week's performer of the week
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Last week was a historic one.
Adaejah Hodge of Montverde Academy (FL) broke multiple records, including the national high school best in the 200m, at New Balance Nationals Indoor. She did this not once but twice in just one weekend.
In the prelims, the junior sprinted to a 22.77 to qualify for the finals. Her mark took down Mia Brahe-Pedersen's national record time of 22.89 from the New Mexico Don Kirby Invitational in mid-February. Hodge came back for the finals and shattered her personal best in a blistering 22.33 en route to a national title.
Hodge's performance set a new U18 and U20 world record, which was previously set by Olympian Bianca Knight when she was a freshman at the University of Texas with a 22.40.
Over the week, Hodge earned 44 percent of the votes to be named this week's National Girls Performer Of The Week.
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It's time to vote for this week's NPOTW. The poll will end on Friday and winners will be announced the following Monday.
* From The Track: Adaejah Hodge's Star Turn
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Here are the nominations for the National Girls Performer Of The Week Poll:
Kate Putman, Cicero-North Syracuse (NY): In her only open 800m of the indoor season, Putman clocked a 2:08.92 to finish the year with a personal best and a US No. 9 time.
Veronica Vacca, Mount Saint Joseph Academy (PA): To wrap up her indoor season, Vacca earned her second national title in a week in the pole vault. After winning New Balance Nationals Indoor, the sophomore cleared 13-8.5 to grab the adidas Track Nationals title and set a new personal best.
Emma Stutzman, Pomona (CO): At the Gail Devers Invitational, Stutzman clocked a US No. 3 performance in the 3,200m this spring with a 10:25.35.
Makeriah Harris, Scotlandville (LA): The junior sprinted to a US No. 1 time in the 300mH with a 41.22 at the Texas Southern University Relays.
Michelle Smith, Montverde Academy (FL): At the Bob Hayes Invitational, Smith clocked two sub-60-second performances in the 400mH. In the prelims, she set a season best and a US No. 1 mark of 59.02. She won the title in 59.24.
Sydnie Vanek, Clovis (CA): In the long jump, Vanek leaped 19-3 (+1.0) at the Gateway to Track and Field meet to set a new US No. 1 standard.
Favor Anyanwu, Garland Sachse (TX): The junior threw two personal bests over the weekend at the Rockin R Relays. She threw 136-5 in the discus and 45-11.75 in the shot put.
- Week 1: Cady McPhail, Chelsea (AL)
- Week 2: Tyler Glover, Ardery Kell (NC)
- Week 3: Sophia Gorriaran, Moses Brown School (RI)
- Week 4: Taylor Cox, Union Catholic (NJ)
- Week 5: Cady McPhail, Chelsea (AL)
- Week 6: Shawnti Jackson, South Granville (NC)
- Week 7: Kennedy Flynn, The Bullis School (MD)
- Week 8: Karrie Baloga, Cornwall (NY)
- Week 9: Cady McPhail, Chelsea (AL)
- Week 10: Mia Brahe-Pedersen, Lake Oswego (OR)
- Week 11: Hana Moll, Capital (WA)
- Week 12: Brianna Selby, Indian River (VA)
- Week 13: Akala Garrett, Albemarle (NC)
- Week 14: Adaejah Hodge, Montverde Academy (FL)