National Girls Performer of the Week (9/18 - 9/24)

*Addison Moore (left) won this week's NPOTW; Elizabeth Leachman (right) one of the nominees for this week's poll.

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Addison Moore, undefeated through three races this campaign, has won this week's NPOTW.

Last weekend, the Woodford County High School sophomore collected a personal best of 17:20 at the Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational in Louisville, pushing past four seniors.

She ran 58 seconds faster than her sixth-place finish last year as a freshman.

During the week, Moore earned 57-percent of the votes and was named this week's National Girls Performer of the Week poll.

It's time to vote for this week's NPOTW. The poll will end on Friday and the winner will be announced next Monday.

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

Elizabeth Leachman, Boerne Champion (TX): Upsetting the course this weekend in Round Rock at the Hoka/McNeil Invitational running 16:30, this sophomore earned a 161 speed rating for her effort--the first girl to receive a speed rating over 160...this season.

Ruth White, Orono High (ME): At the Manchester Invitational this Saturday, the senior clocked a 19-second PR in the 5K running 17:20, 90 seconds ahead of her runner-up, earning her a 147 speed rating.

Katelyn Rupe, Salina Central HS (KS): Garnering her third win of her sophomore campaign, Rupe eased her way to the finish at the Rim Rock Classic running 17:33, 88 seconds ahead of the pack.

Sophia Rodriguez, Mercer Island HS (WA): This freshman ran an outstanding personal best at the Mook XC Invite in Oregon, clocking a 16:49 5K, where she earned a 143 speed rating.

Sara Morefield, Lucas Lovejoy (TX): The Tulsa commit led her team to a strong win this weekend at the Cowboy Jamboree in Oklahoma with her second-place bid of 18:46.

Paige Sheppard, Union Catholic Regional (NJ): Making her high school debut this season, this freshman has definitely made a name for herself. Placing second at the Ocean State XC Invitational in Rhode Island this weekend running 17:35, she was one of four to run sub-18.

Ella Hagen, Summit High (CO): After traveling 1,000 miles to Minnesota for the Roy Griak Invitational, this junior won by an eight-second push clocking 17:55, the only 5K time under 18 minutes.


- Week 1: Tula Fawbush, Oldham County (KY)

- Week 2: Elizabeth Leachman, Boerne Champion (TX)

- Week 3: Rylee Blade, Santiago Corona (CA)

- Week 4: Mia Hoffmann, Bedmidji (MN)

- Week 5: Addison Moore, Woodford County (KY)

Related Links:

- National Performer of the Week series

- National Girls Cross Country Rankings

- National Boys Cross Country Rankings

- MileSplit Compare Athletes