National Girls Performer of the Week (10/9-10/15)

*Winner of this week's NPOTW poll, Sadie Engelhardt (left); Emily Wisniewski (right), one of the nominees for this week's National Performer of the Week.

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Following the first 5K of her junior season, Ventura'Sadie Engelhardt collected this week's National Performer of the Week.

On the Woodward Park course at the ASICS Clovis Invitational, the high school junior stopped the clock at 16:39.30, netting a new personal best for the distance.

She also broke the meet record last held by Buchanan's Corie Smith, who set the mark in 2019. Engelhardt ran 14 seconds faster than Smith and nearly 25 seconds faster than her freshman time in 2021.

Engelhardt accumulated 41-percent of the votes and was named this week's National Performer of the Week.

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


National Girls Performer of the Week (10/8-10/15)

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Here are the nominations for the National Girls Performer of the Week:

Emily Wisniewski, Crescent Valley (CO): With each race this season, the high school junior has collected PR after PR. This past weekend at the 3rd Annual Rose City Championship in Portland, Wisniewski broke 17 for a second time, running 16:27.20. She currently holds Oregon's fastest 5k time and the second fastest 5k time in the nation.

Zariel Macchia, William Floyd (NY): The William Floyd junior ran 14:10.30 for 4,000 meters at the Manhattan Invitational. Macchia took home a nearly 20 second lead and earned a 147 speed rating for her efforts. 

Elizabeth Leachman, Boerne Champion (TX): The sophomore earned another win at the UIL 5A District 26 race on Tuesday. She clocked a 16:32.80, running almost three minutes faster than the runner-up. 

Samantha Humphries, Flower Mound (TX): The Oregon commit ran a personal best this past Wednesday at the UIL 6A District 6 race. Her third straight 5k win of her senior campaign was completed in 16:52.90, earning her the second fastest 5k in Texas. The top Jaguar led her team to an impressive win of 18 points.

Lillie Bogdan, Frontier (NY): Just shy of her 5K PR early in September, this junior ran 17:54.52 at the 37th Alden Bulldogs XC Stampede on Saturday. She earned her fourth straight win of the season, winning by 40 seconds, and running the fourth fastest meet time.

Reese Dalton, The Covenant School (VA): The UNC commit took home her first sub-17 5k in her high school career this past Saturday at the MileStat Invitational in Mechanicsville, Virginia. The Senior ran 16:58-flat, holding a lead of 20 seconds.


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

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

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

- Week 4: Mia Hoffman, Bedmidji (MN)

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

- Week 6: Sophia Rodriguez, Mercer Island HS (WA)

- Week 7: Ruth White, Orono HS (ME)

- Week 8: Sadie Engelhardt, Ventura (CA)

Related Links:

National Performer of the Week Series

National Girls Cross Country Rankings

National Boys Cross Country Rankings