National Girls Performer Of The Week (5/6-5/12)

* San Juanita Leal is this week's National Girls Performer Of The Week

Photo Credit: Chance Kirby / MileSplit

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This week's National Girl's Performer of the week is coming to us from Texas. 

San Juanita Leal, a senior of Edinburg North (TX), had herself a huge weekend at the UIL Track Championships.

The Texas A&M signee clocked two 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. 

Leal's effort gave her the win in last week's poll by a huge margin, garnering nearly 77-percent of the votes. 

Check down below for this week's group of standout nominees, and remember to vote for your top nominee by Friday at 12:00 pm. 


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    Sanaa Frederick, Druid Hills (GA): The University of Georgia signee ran new personal bests in the 100m and 200m over the weekend at the Georgia State Track & Field Championships. Frederick tied with her twin sister Sole for the fastest mark in the 100m in the country with a 11.45 (0.6), but she took the top 200m time in the country last week all on her own in a 23.16 (1.7). Sanaa's 100m time moves her up to a U.S. No. 9, while her 200m mark moves her up to a U.S. No. 5. 

    Sole Frederick, Druid Hills (GA): Also committed to the University of Georgia -- and the other half of the Frederick twins -- Sole had herself a great weekend as well. She tied with her sister Sanaa for the fastest 100m time in the country last week in a 11.46 (0.6), but did not move up on the national rankings as it wasn't a personal best. She still holds the No.5 position with her 11.43 (1.6). She also ran the second fastest time in the country last week in the 200m with her 23.32. But yet again did not move up since she holds the No.7 position with her 23.27. She still joins this week's list of nominees as she continues to prove how consistent she is in the short distance sprints. 

    Tyra CoxMiami Northwestern HS (FL): The junior out of Florida showed up in a big way at her regional meet in Florida this past week. She threw down a stellar 52.73, not only a new PR but also the fastest time in the country last week in the 400m. This brings Cox to a new U.S. No.4. 

    Oluwatosin Awoleye, South Cobb (GA): A junior out of Georgia, Awoleye showed up to the Georgia state championship with a winning mindset. The junior ran her way to a state title, winning the 800m in a new personal best of 2:05.55. It was not only the fastest time in the event in the country last week, but it was a good enough mark to move her up to a new U.S. No. 5. 

    Adelaide Caron, Woonsocket High School (RI): A junior from Rhode Island, Caron threw a huge personal best last week at the Sgt. Brian St. Germain Invitational. With a huge mark of 174-0, Caron moves up to a new U.S. No. 1 in the hammer throw event. 

    * San Juanita Leal is emotional after successfully winning the 1600m and 3200m double.