National Girls Performer of The Week (6/10-6/16)

Hunter College's Dylan McElhinney won last week's NPOTW

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It was a big week for Dylan McElhinney

Fresh off her National Performer of the Week win, where she secured over 55-percent of the vote, the Hunter College junior locked down a win at the U.S. U20 Championships in the 1,500m, then followed with a national title in the 800m at Nike Outdoor Nationals, registering times of 4:15.80 and 2:06.15, respectively. 

A big congrats goes out to McElhinney and all the other candidates for last week's NPOTW honor.

Let's move on to this week's nominees.

Reigning national performer of the week Sadie Engelhardt returns to this week's list of nominations.

Engelhardt remains the high school U.S. No. 1 leader for the 800m, 1500m, 1600m and mile races. The soon-to-be Ventura High School senior won the girls mile at New Balance Nationals Outdoor this weekend, running a 4:37.04. It was her third straight outdoor national title at the distance. 

Zariel Macchia is also listed on this week's nominations. Macchia scored a win in the 5K at the USATF U20 Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The William Floyd junior was the youngest runner in the race and crossed the finish in 16:13.04. 

Who has your vote this week for this honor? Check out the nominees and vote by Friday at 12:00pm CST. 

Skylynn Townsend, Rock Hill (TX): Townsend won the girls triple jump at the U.S. U20 Championships. The Georgia signee's new personal record jump landed at 44-2.25, giving her a ticket to World U20s. 

Lisa Raye, West Warwick (RI): Raye ran a wind-legal time of 11.26 (+1.3) seconds and set a new meet record at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor. The sophomore set a meet record in the prelims where she ran an 11.29, then broke it a day later. Her performance is also tied for a U.S. No. 4 mark. 

Zariel Macchia, William Floyd (NY): Macchia ran a 16:13.04 in the 5K at the U.S. U20 Championships. Macchia qualified for World U20s and set a new personal record at the distance outdoors.

Logan St. John Kletter, Mount Lebanon (PA): St. John Kletter set a new meet record with a time of 9:58.44 and was the only girl under 10 minutes. 

Hannah Grace, Coastal Christian (NC): The Class of 2025 athlete and North Carolina state champion cleared 14 feet, 5.25 inches and got a Q for World U20s. 

Jaicieonna Gero-Holt, Emerald Ridge (WA): Gero-Holt netted the U20 win in the heptathlon with 5,420 points. Gero-Holt placed first in the high jump, shot put and the 200m race. 

Sadie Engelhardt, Ventura (CA): Sadie Engelhardt is U.S. No. 1 in the 800m, 1500m, 1600m and mile races. On Wednesday, she won the 800m at the Brooks PR Invitational and then followed by winning her third straight national outdoor title in the mile, clocking a time of 4:37.04. 

Taylor Cox, Union Catholic (NJ): Cox ran the sixth-fastest time in the country over the weekend in the 100mH. The Class of 2025 runner took down the previous meet-record into a -1.5 m/s wind with a time of 13.38. 

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