Griswold Runs Well at Nodaway Valley XC Meet


October 2nd, 2012 by Jim Field

The Griswold girls took the team title at Nodaway Valley Monday night and in their best performance of the year, the boys of Griswold finished 3rd.

The Lady Tigers ended the night with seven runners in the top 25. Rebekah Topham ran yet another superb race finishing the difficult course in 14:37 to claim the individual title. Jordyn Sindt finished second with a time of 15:20, a full two minutes faster than she ran a year ago when she finished 3rd. Other top 25 runners for the Griswold team included: 6th Alyx Flippin (16:14); 12th Larissa Backhaus (17:09); 19th Leah Lappe (17:28); 23rd Bridget Maurer (17:48); and 25th Jeana Freund (17:54). The Lady Tigers won the team title with 40 points. Creston placed second with 60 and Corning 3rd with 102.

On the boys’ side Tyrel Peters, Xavier Olivo, and Jacob Maass ran together to all break the 19 minute mark and claim individual medals by placing 10th, 11th, and 12th, respectively. Also contributing to the Tiger 3rd place team finish was Zach Vance who has been out all season with an injury. Vance, Mason Anstey, and Grant Haynes finished 36th, 38th, and 39th in the 111 runner field. Aaron Metheny was the 7th runner for the team and placed 82nd. Creston won the team title with 59 followed by Nodaway Valley with 82 and Griswold with 106.

(from Jane Chaillie, Griswold XC Coach)