* Alyssa Sauro, one of the top returners from Champs Sports Nationals, ran the fastest 5K time of the season at the Autumn Classic over the weekend
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The 2023 cross country season is in full swing.
This marks the first National Girls Performer Of The Week poll for the fall. To kick the first poll of the season, who will have your vote?
MileSplit saw solid girls' performances already over the week.
We will recognize a winner every week in this poll, with nominations handed out on Monday. The poll will end on Friday and winners will be announced the following Monday.
Here are the nominations for the first National Performer Of The Week Poll:
Alyssa Sauro, Williamstown (WV): The junior clocked the fastest 5K performance so far this season. At the Autumn Classic in West Virginia, she crossed the finish line in 17:18, a minute ahead of the second-place finisher, and helped Williamstown to the team title. Her efforts equaled a 140 speed rating.
Jane Hedengren, Timpview (UT): The Utah standout won the 3-mile race at the Utah Region 7 Pre-Region Meet. Hedengren, the sophomore class record holder in the two mile, claimed the title in 16:49 and led Timpview to the team title. Her performance earned a 148 speed rating.
Evelyn Prodoehl, Lakota West (OH): At the Ohio OHSAA Early Season Invitational, Prodoehl put together one of the best races of her career. She not only debuted her cross country season with a new personal best of 17:29 for 5K, but she also won the title by 32 seconds. In just one season, Prodoehl shaved nearly one minute off her performance from last year.
Julia Score, Bishop Chatard (IN): Score became the fastest sophomore so far this cross country season. In Nashville, Indiana, Score toed the line at the Harrier Invite and ran a personal 5K best of 17:44 to win the title.
Tula Fawbush, Oldham County (KY): Fawbush opened up her 2023 cross country season with a new personal best for 5K. The senior became the second girl in meet history to go sub 18 minutes on the Elizabethtown Sports Park course. Fawbush lined up to compete at the Central Kentucky Run For The Gold and won the meet in 17:32.
NPOTW Week 1:
- Week 1: No winner yet.