North Polk senior Amelia Lesher is the Tri-County Times Athlete of the Week. Lesher won her first-ever individual conference championship for the North Polk girls’ cross country team at the Heart of Iowa Conference meet Monday in Jewell. Lesher ran a time of 20 minutes even over 5 kilometers to help North Polk (No. 4 in Class 3A) edge No. 6 Gilbert for the conference team championship (28 points to 31). Lesher, ranked 17th individually in 3A, also won the Saydel Invitational title on Oct. 5 with a time of 19:38.70 to help the Comets just beat out No. 7 Ballard by one point (28 to 29) for the team title.