Louisville Magazine

AUG 2018

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22 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.18 THE BIT CITY IN A SENTENCE Papa gone. HAIKU REVIEW Great Divide Debate Ninth Street proposals ignore the 64 ramp. Can we bridge the gap? OVERHEARD "Bring on 'Bama!" — overheard at the Back Door. U of L football plays Alabama Sept. 1 in Orlando. In the Pink Trackside with the Kentucky Fillies. Eight-year-old Jada Harper (center in the photo) is draped in track- and-field medals. How many has she won in the two years she's been competing? "I don't know," she says, "about 100. At first, I came in fourth, fifth or sixth, and now I come in first or second. I like to get medals." Harper is one of a dozen on the all-girls track-and-field team the Kentucky Fillies. The girls, ages seven to 17, practice at Fairdale High School and occasionally at Ballard, where Fillies founder Tamika Townsend (in pink visor) also coaches. "Coach T," as she's known, started the team eight years ago. This month, several Fillies will compete at the AAU Junior Olympics in Des Moines, Iowa. They wear hot- pink uniforms. "Everywhere we go, people know who we are because of the pink," Townsend says. Fourteen- year-old Trinity Cleaver has been on the team for about a year. "Running," she says, "can make you feel like you can do anything." — Nikayla Edmondson A BIT CLOSER Photo by Joon Kim

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