Griswold Girls Win Second XC Meet, Topham Cruises to Finish Line


September 23rd, 2011 by Jim Field

The Lady Tigers captured the team title at the Audubon Cross Country meet
with 40 points.  Rebekah Topham claimed her fourth individual title of the
season in an incredible 13:10. The freshman once again ran over a minute
faster than her closest competitor.

Jordyn Sindt turned in her best time of the season, a 15:22 to take 4th in
the race which featured some of the top talent in 1A and 2A in southwest
Iowa.  Alyx Flippin took 7th place and broke the 16 minute barrier by
crossing the finish line in 15:56. Larissa Backhaus had an incredible finish
to pick up 10th place. Allison Young was the 5th runner for the Lady Tigers
with an 18th place finish. All five of the scorers for the Lady Tigers ran
sub 18:00 minute races.

The sixth and seventh runners Bailey Power and Bridget Maurer finished
25thand 30th place with times of 17:03 and 17:16.

Team scoring:

  1. Griswold  40
  2. Tri-Center 68
  3. Audubon 77
  4. Guthrie Center  103
  5. Panorama 129
  6. IKM-Manning 139

Xavier Olivo led the Tigers. He finished 14th in a race loaded with talent.
Also scoring for the Tigers were Tyrel Peters, 35th; Jacob Maass, 43rd; Zak
Doty, 47th; and Mason Anstey, 54th. Logan Potter and Grant Haynes also ran
varsity for the Tigers.  Riverside won the boys competition. Griswold placed

-Jane Hall Chaillie
Griswold Head Cross Country Coach*