National Girls Performer Of The Week Presented By Firefly

* Somerset Academy's Aleesa Samuels is one of the nominees for Week 2 of the NPOTW voting

Photo Credit: Dan Loughlin/MileSplit

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Week 1 voting for the National Girls Performer of the Week presented by Firefly was intense. 

Atlanta Drew Charter's Madeline Cooper out-legged Indian River's Brianna Selby at the finish line on Friday by just five-percent, earning 40-percent of the polling. Saratoga Springs' Emily Bush also received a 23-percent share of the voting. 

Cooper was coming off a big performance at the LSU High School Classic where she ran 7.48 seconds in the 60m. 

A big congrats goes out to Cooper, Selby and all the nominees for Week 1 of the poll. (Winners should make sure to email us at with your address). 

Next up is Week 2. Below are five new nominees from last week's action on the track.

Voting will end on Friday at 12:00 p.m. 

Winners of our indoor NPOTW program will receive Firefly Recovery starter kit.

They will also receive a Track Barn back pack. Email us at with your address. 

With that being said, have fun voting! 

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National Girls Performer Of The Week Presented By Firefly: Week 1

This Week's Nominees: 

Mia Brahe-Pedersen, Lake Oswego (OR): Who's the fastest in the land in 2024? Right now, it's Brahe-Pedersen. She opened her season over the weekend at The VA Showcase with two incredible performances in the 60m and 200m, scoring two U.S. No. 1 performances of 7.22 and 22.92, respectively. She became the second girl in history to drop more than one sub-23 performance in the 200m, joining Shawnti Jackson, who achieved the feat last year. 

Alivia Williams, Montverde Academy (FL): It was a big weekend for the University of Iowa recruit. She not only closed on a U.S. No. 1 time of 1:13.11 in the 500m -- a top 40 time in history -- but she also was a member of her team's national record-setting 4x400 relay the very next day. 

Allison Ince, Normal Community (IL): While she's still competing for her high school basketball team this winter, the Oregon recruit took some time to open up in the 1,600m at the Morolake Akinosun Elite Invitational, securing a new U.S. No. 2 time of 4:46.67. 

Aleesa Samuel, Somerset Academy (FL): The Florida stud opened with a new U.S. No. 1 in the 55mH in the prelims on Friday at The VA Showcase, then followed with another in the 60mH, punching home two national-class performances of 7.75 and 8.35. Her latter effort is No. 15 in junior class history. 

Skylynn Townsend, Rock Hill (TX): It was a new U.S. No. 1 long jump from Townsend at the Arkansas HS Invitational. The Texan cleared 20-2.5 to win the event. It also gave her a new personal record by an inch.

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