Topham Wins Fifth XC Meet in a Row


September 26th, 2011 by Jim Field

Griswold’s outstanding freshman, Rebekah Topham, continues to set the standard for harriers in Southwest Iowa. She topped all runners at the Cyclone Invitational held at Harlan on Saturday marking her fifth meet victory of the year.  Topham ran an impressive 14:14 to win the meet. Even with the outstanding effort of Topham, the Lady Tigers had to settle for third place behind Harlan and Lewis Central. Lewis Central and Griswold actually tied for second place, but Griswold moved to third on the tie breaker. Contributing to Lady Tiger team effort were Jordyn Sindt, 8th; Larissa Backhaus, 19th; Alyx Flippin, 24th; and Allison Young, 28th.   Topham is undefeated on the season and the Griswold squad has not lost to a 1A or 2A team.

It was Xavier Olivio setting the pace for the Griswold boys’ team. He placed 29th in the field of 98 runners. His time was 18:39. Also scoring for the boys were: Tyrel Peters (74), Mason Anstey (81), Jacob Maass(83), and Zak Doty (85). The team finished 13th.

— Jane Chaillie (Griswold XC Coach)