*Evelyn Prodoehl (left) earned this past week's NPOTW; Mary Bonner Dalton (right) is a nominee for this week's National Performer of the Week.
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Earning her first state Ohio cross country state title last weekend, Evelyn Prodoehl collected this past week's National Performer of the Week.
The Lakota West junior closed a perfect season last weekend where she cemented a new course record at the OHSAA State meet by stopping the clock at 17:23.80.
Prodoehl collected 71-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.
This Week's Nominees:
Norah Hushagen, Forest Lake Area HS (MN): After a near perfect season, the junior took home a new personal best this past weekend at NXR Heartland. Hushagen beat out Katelyn Rupe with a fight to the finish. Within 100m to the end, the Forest Lake leader fell slightly behind Rupe, but then ultimately finished first in 17:07.30.
Gianna Rahmer, Eldorado HS (NM): This Saturday at the New Mexico State meet, the eighth-grader scored her fourth straight win of the season, where she collected a sub-17 personal best of 16:58.01 for the first time--only a second off of all-time eighth-grade record. The time was certainly a surprise as her previous 5K best was 18:38.
Mary Bonner Dalton, Myers Park (NC): The Fighting Irish commit scored a perfect senior season, ending with her first North Carolina XC State title. She dipped under 17 minutes for the second time in her high school career, garnering a new personal best of 16:54.06. Since last year's state meet as runner-up, Bonner Dalton shaved off a total of 50 seconds.
Rachel Forsyth, Ann Arbor Pioneer (MI): With the highest speed rating coming out of the weekend, Forsyth seemed to ease to the NXR Midwest title on Sunday. With no one in sight behind her, the elite senior crossed the line at 16:31.10. So far, Forsyth holds an 11-for-11 season. Will she go 12-for-12 at NXN in December?
Emily Wisniewski, Crescent Valley (OR): Another junior with a fight to the finish this past weekend was Oregon's top runner. With about 200m left, Washington standout Logan Hofstee was right on her feet, barely a stride behind. Wisniewski held on to the finish, ending with a strong and impressive win of 16:53.10.
Emily Bush, Saratoga Springs (NY): A runner with another perfect season, Bush beat out the likes of Zariel Macchia to win the New York State title this past Saturday. Running 17:20.70, the Providence commit collected her first State XC title, shaving off over a minute from her state bid last year. Her time is the 11th overall record for the NYSPHSAA meet.
- 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)
- Week 11: Libby Dowty, Indian Creek HS (IN)
- Week 12: Evelyn Prodoehl, Lakota West (OH)