Ballard sophomore Caitlin Maher is the Tri-County Times Athlete of the Week. Maher placed second behind teammate Ellie Twedt — the No. 17 runner in Class 3A — for the Ballard girls’ cross country team at the Leon Fox Invitational in Perry on Thursday, Sept. 27. Maher ran a 5-kilometer time of 19 minutes, 58 seconds to come in just 20 seconds behind Twedt. Ballard, the No. 3 team in 3A, easily won the team championship with 23 points.