Girls Performer Of The Week Presented By Firefly (1/29-2/4)

* Harverford Township's Olivia Cieslak won the 800m this weekend at Ocean Breeze

Photo Credit: Derrick Dingle/MileSplit New York

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After a career-best mile effort at Boston University, Freehold Township's Emma Zawatski ran to the finish of our National Performer of the Week poll like a real pro, winning by wide margin. 

Zawatski scorched the BU track on Jan. 27 with a performance of 4:45.96 at the Boston University John Thomas Terrier Classic, securing a then-U.S. No. 1 time. 

From there, the Colorado recruit secured 81-percent of the vote -- one of the most dominant wins in recent history -- to claim our Week 4 prize. 

Next up is Week 5. We have a fresh new dish of six new nominees on the docket.  

Voting will end on Friday at 12:30 p.m. EST. 

Winners of our indoor NPOTW program will receive a Firefly Recovery starter kit from our presenting sponsor. 

Email us at with your address. 

With that being said, have fun voting!

Related Links: 

NPOTW Presented By Firefly: The Week 5 Boys Poll

NPOTW Presented By Firefly: The Week 4 Girls Poll



Alexia Jones, Mississauga (ONTARIO): Let's throw out a big shout out to the first-year high school athlete from Ontario, Canada, who dispatched the likes of Olivia Pace and Maira Scott -- two USC recruits -- in the 60m with a time of 7.37. 

Aria Pearce, Rock Creek (KS): The super freshman clocked her best 200m to date, winning her race at the Washburn Open with a U.S. No. 6 time of 23.70 seconds. That's the third-fastest freshman time at the distance all-time. 

Olivia Cieslak, Haverford Township (PA): It was an elite showdown in the 800m at the Ocean Breeze Invitational, but it was Cieslak who walked away with the title, securing a new U.S. No. 1 time of 2:08.32 -- four of the top seven performances at the distance nationally were from that same race. 

Sadie Engelhardt, Ventura (CA): Sadie is back, and Sadie was flying on Sunday at the New Balance Grand Prix girls international mile. She defended her title and then some, scoring a new personal best of 4:34.45 -- which is now fourth all-time. That also took 11 seconds off the previous U.S. No. 1 time of 4:45 and three off of Engelhardt's former indoor PR of 4:37.

Joslyn Hamilton, Rolesville (NC): You'll know Joslyn when you see her -- she sports those next-level sunglasses on the start line. This weekend at the Mondo Elite High School Meet, she clocked a U.S. No. 3 time of 8.41 in the 60mH, claiming the race by a wide margin. 

Jathiyah Muhammad, San Jose (CA): The next best female pole vaulter since the Moll twins has shown herself, and it's Muhammad, who cleared a massive bar of 14-7.25 at the Air Force HS Indoor Open, which is No. 4 all-time -- only trailing Chloe Cunliffe (14-9), Hana Moll (14-10.75) and Amanda Moll (15-1.5).