Griswold’s Topham Snags 2nd Title

Sports

May 19th, 2012 by Chris Parks

Griswold Tiger Rebekah Topham earn a second State Title on Saturday morning at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.  Topham won a tight race down the backstretch of the 800 Meter Run in Class 1A to edge out Jasmine Staebler of Clayton-Ridge.  Topham ran a time of 2:14.79 for the win, Staebler’s time was 2:14.91.

With the win Topham also helped the Tigers push closer to a team championship in 1A as they are in the top spot with 40 team points after that race.  The Tigers have the 1500 Meter Run with both Topham and Alyx Flippen running. The Tigers have a great shot at the title if Topham and Flippen run as well as expected in the 1500 Meter Run. West Hancock appears to be the biggest threat to catch Griswold and the have 26 points currently and three events left.