The Republic-Times Athlete of the Week is Waterloo Junior High School cross country runner Ali Kloeppel.
The seventh grader won the SIJHSAA Class L state cross country meet in Benton on Saturday with a time of 11:03, which was 40 seconds faster than the next runner and also a meet record.
Kloeppel won every race she ran this season and led the WJHS girls cross country team to a first place state finish. This past spring, Kloeppel won the mile and half-mile races at state. (submitted photo)