National Girls Performer of the Week (10/23-10/29)

*Jessica Jazwinski (left) wins this past week's NPOTW; Anjali Hocker Singh (right) is a nominee for this week's National Performer of the Week.

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Jessica Jazwinski, the ninth-fastest 5K runner in the nation, collected this past week's National Performer of the Week.

With 12 titles this season alone -- out of her 13 races -- the Hart Junior certainly knows what it takes to win.

Just shy of her personal best, Jazwinski pulled out a season best of 16:47.80 at the WMC Mega Meet two weeks ago in Ludington, Michigan, marking her second bid under 17 minutes. 

Jazwinski scored 56-percent of the votes and was named this past 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.


VOTE: National Girls Performer of the Week (10/23-10/29)

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Here are the nominations for this week's National Performer of the Week:

Anjali Hocker Singh, Olathe North (KS): This past weekend at Rim Rock, the Eagle's Senior went four-for-four, taking home her fourth cross country state title of her high school career. Singh finished with a new personal best of 17:30.20, in which she shaved off nearly 50 seconds from last year. She currently holds the second fastest time ever recorded on the course. 

Libby Dowty, Indian Creek HS (IN): Although this is her second cross country season, this Sophomore is undeniably fast, as she took her eighth win and first state title this weekend at the IHSAA State XC Championships. Not only did she establish a new course record, but she also a new personal best of 17:06.70. Dowty beat out the favored senior Nicki Southerland by a nine second lead.

Nelah Roberts, Skyline High School (ID): Marking her third win of the season, the Senior soared past the rest of the Idaho 4A girls, leading with a 17:18.06 finish. The Grizzly never looked back as she held onto a minute and 44 second lead, earning her fourth state cross country title and 12th state title all around.

Emily Bush, Saratoga Springs (NY): Collecting her fourth win of the season, the Senior clocked a personal best of 17:09.80 in the three-mile this Saturday at the Suburban Council Championships in Saratoga Springs, New York. Bush held on to a near 40 gap to collect the title, ultimately ushering her team to a second place finish.

Addison Ritzenhein, Niwot (CO): The Niwot Sophomore did it again this weekend running her second fastest bid this season at the 4A Colorado State Championships, taking home her first individual cross country state title. Ritzenhein led with a 30 second front ahead of Summit's Ella Hagen. The Niwot ladies won by an astounding 130 points.


- 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)

- Week 9: Lillie Bogdan, Frontier (NY)

- Week 10: Jessica Jazwinski, Hart (MI)

Related Links:

National Performer of the Week Series

National Girls Cross Country Rankings

National Boys Cross Country Rankings