National Girls Performer Of The Week (3/20-3/26)

* Veronica Vacca (left) won this week's NPOTW poll; Michelle Smith (right) is a nominee for this week's performer of the week

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It's one thing to be one national champion. It's another accomplishment to be a two-time national champion in the same season. Veronica Vacca of Mount Saint Joseph Academy (PA) was able to win her second national title in a week in the pole vault.

After winning the New Balance National Indoor title, Vacca found her way to Virginia Beach, Virginia to win the adidas Track Nationals title with a new lifetime best of 13-8.5.

The sophomore finished as the top underclassman this indoor season and was ranked No. 9 in the nation with her new personal best.

Throughout the week, Vacca earned 39-percent of the votes to be named this week's Nationals 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. 

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

Adaejah Hodge, Montverde Academy (FL): In her outdoor season opener, Hodge clocked a No. 10 all-time 100m performance of 11.18 (+1.9) and No. 11 all-time all conditions mark in the 200m with a 22.84 (+3.0) at the FSU Relays. 

Michelle Smith, Montverde Academy (FL): Smith pulled off the 400mH-800m double at FSU Relays. She lowered her nation-leading time in the 400mH with a season best of 58.41. Smith set a new lifetime best in the 800m with a 2:07.95 to be the second-fastest girl in the nation. 

Mary Bonner Dalton, Myers Park (NC): The junior ran away with the 3,200m title at Raleigh Relays with a 10:23.18. Her performance ranks her as the fifth-fastest girl this season and is No. 6 in North Carolina history.

Ciara O'Shea, Madison Central (KY): At the Raleigh Relays, O'Shea finished 27th overall amongst 170 collegians in the 5K with a nation-leading time of 16:23. Her time equals a Kentucky No. 1 all-time mark. 

Kayla Watson, Prosper (TX): In the long jump, Watson leaped 19-5.25 to be US No. 1 at the Jesuit-Sheaner Relays. 

Kennedy Jacquet, Humble Atascocita (TX): Jacquet tripled jumped to the top of the leaderboard with a season best of 40-4.75 at the Victor Lopez Classic.  

Emma Sralla, Lewisville Marcus (TX): The World U20 champion from Sweden inched closer to the national high school record in the discus with a 193-8 best at the Jesuit-Sheaner Relays. 

NPOTW Outdoor Season Winners:

  • Week 1: TBD

NPOTW Indoor Season Winners