Topham Wins Second Cross Country Meet


September 13th, 2011 by Jim Field

Rebekah Topham led the way for the Griswold Lady Tigers at the Red Oak cross-country meet.  For the second consecutive meet the freshman outdistanced the field for first place and an unofficial course record. Topham crossed the finish line on the rugged course in a time of 15:13. She helped her team to a second place finish behind Shennadoah-Essex.
The Lady Tigers had six runners in the top 25. Jordyn Sindt claimed 6th in a time of 17:34. Freshman Alex Flippin faltered about half-way through the race, but gained her composure to move into 14th place. Bailey Powers took 19th; Larissa Backhaus, 23rd; and Allison Young, 25th.  Molly Sindt also ran varsity for Griswold.
Shenandoah won the meet with 55 points followed by Griswold with 64 and Harlan with 69. 4th place Corning, 99; 5th Atlantic, 122; 6th Glenwood, 128; 7th Clarinda, 204; 8th Bedford, 258th.  For Atlantic, Ali Krogman placed 3rd with a time of 16:39, Alex Hartwig was 17th, Alisha Hinzmann was 32nd, Liz Siggins was 34th, Katie Blake was 36th and Caroline Trewet placed 56th.
On the boys’ side Xavier Olivo medaled for the Tigers. He placed 12th in a time of 19:09. Tyrel Peters placed 37th and Zak Doty finished 39th. Jacob Maass showed remarkable improvement and came in 41st followed by Mason Anstey in 53th. Also completing for the Griswold boys were Logan Potter and Grant Haynes.  For Atlantic, Tian Siggins was 16th with a time of 19:38, Josiah Williams placed 18th at 19:48, Sam Bateman was 23rd, Derek VonSeggern was 28th, Ryan McDermott was 29th, Jake Auerbach was 34th and Preston Hoye was 35th.  Boys teams standings had Shenandoah-Essex first with 40 points, Harlan second with 62 points, Atlantic was third with 114, Red Oak was fourth with 126, followed by Riverside with 128, Clarinda Academy with 179, Griswold at 182, Southwest Iowa with 217 and Clarinda at 248.