National Girls Performer Of The Week (4/29-5/5)

* Niwot's (CO) Addison Ritzenhein and Nolensville (TN) Claire Stegall were named this week's National Girls Performer Of The Week

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For the first time this year, we have a tie for this week's National Girls Performer Of The Week.

At Penn Relays, the NXN champion Addison Ritzenhein competed in the 3K and produced the fastest time in the nation by five seconds with a 9:17.81. Ritznehein won the championship race by nearly 14 seconds. Meanwhile, the sophomore's performance moves her up to No. 14 on the all-time list for this event. 

Claire Stegall had a breakthrough moment at the Great Eight Invitational in Tennessee last weekend as she set two new personal bests. The junior doubled in the 800m and 1,600m in the same day and went 2:05.51 and 4:35.36. At the time, her marks put her at U.S. No. 4 and U.S. No 3 respectively. 

Both girls earned 38.3% of the votes last week. 

Below are the standout performers from the first week of May. Be sure to vote for your top nominee by Friday at 12:00 pm. 


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    Indya Mayberry, North Crowley (TX): The senior earned double gold at the UIL Outdoor Track and Field Championships. She went 11.21 (-1.3) to be U.S. No. 2 and clocked the fastest time in Texas State Meet history in the 200m with a 22.82, which is the fastest time in the country thus far. 

    Jane Hedengren, Timpview (UT): The junior went 4:37.72 in the 1,600m to win the PACS BYU Invitational. 

    Jasmine Robinson, North Cobb (GA): At the GHSA 7A Sectional B ran the fastest time in the country in the 300mH with a 40.51.

    Skylynn Townsend, Rock Hill (TX): En route to a UIL Outdoor Track and Field Championship title in the triple jump, Townsend leaped to a U.S. No. 1 performance with a 43-5.75. The Georiga commit also won the long jump with a 20-1.5 mark. 

    Hadley Lucas, Bloomington North (IN): At the Conference Indiana Championships, Lucas threw a U.S. No. 1 shot put with a 54-10 toss. She also threw 167-0 in the discus to claim a dual meet title the following day. 

    Hannah Grace, Coastal Christian (NC): Grace cleared her fourth consecutive 14-footer in the pole vault this weekend. She won the CFA/CCHS Home Meet with a 14-3 clearance. 

    San Juanita Leal, Edinburg North (TX): The Texas A&M signee pulled off the double at the UIL Track Championships, clocking personal bests of 4:42.30 and 10:02.10 in the 1,600m and 3,200m. The senior finished third in the 800m with a 2:08.88, which was two-tenths off her lifetime best. 

    Week 17 Winners: Addison Ritzenhein, Niwot (CO) and Claire Stegall, Nolensville (TN)