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PRIME-TIMER OF THE WEEK

Ashlea Thomas, River Ridge

She led her volleyball team in kills. Led her basketball team in points. But she didn't get any ribbons. In track she does, and she gets lots of them. At Thursday's Class 5A, District 8 meet, Ashlea Thomas won three events (the 100, 200 and long jump) and anchored River Ridge's winning 4x100 relay to give her a 40-point night. If they had been handing out an Outstanding Athlete of the Meet Award, Thomas would have been able to add a trophy to her collection. But don't worry, Ashlea, we'll give you something better: the Prime-Timer of the Week Award. Okay, so it's not an award, but you deserve the recognition nonetheless. If not for your exploits on the track, then certainly for enduring sweltering weather Monday to drive around a golf course and root on boyfriend Jason Stoss at his district meet.

_ JOHN C. COTEY

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