Griswold’s Topham Wins State XC Title


November 2nd, 2013 by Jim Field

Rebekah Topham of Griswold won the class 1-A girls state cross country championship Saturday in Fort Dodge with a winning time of 13:56.3.  That was 14 seconds ahead of the runner-up, Leah Seivert of Sibley-Ocheyedan.  It is the third title in a row for the junior and the third straight runner-up finish for Seivert.  Other top runners in the girls 1-A race include Destiny Scar of Nodaway Valley placing eighth, Michelle Mumm of Tri-Center was ninth, Audubon’s Megan Deist was 25th and Grace Hoflen of Exira/EHK placed 32nd.  Pekin won the girls 1-A team title with Griswold 7th and St. Albert 8th.

In the boys class 1-A race, Denver won the team title with Riverside 4th, St. Albert 6th and Boyer Valley 7th.  Individually, the top area finishers include Chase Bonsall of Boyer Valley 23rd, Brayten Funke of Nodaway Valley 24th, Brady Ryun of Riverside 29th, Tim Brink of Riverside 26th and Bradndon Sipherd of Riverside 38th.

In class 2-A, Gilbert won the girls team title with Panorama 14th.  Grace Gibbons of Gilbert won the race with Alexis Cook of Missouri Valley 22nd.  Monticello won the boys championship with Shenandoah placing 5th.  Michael Melchert of Monticello was first, with Shenandoah’s Nate Hoyt 26th and his teammate Bradley young 31st.

In class 3-A, the girls team champ was Decorah, with Tess Roorda winning the race.  Tiffany Williams of Atlantic placed 24th.  The sophomore ran a time of 15:38.8.  Boone won the boys team title in 3-A with Harlan 9th and Creston 13th.  Chandler Austin of Boone was the champion with Chris Brace of Harlan placing 24rd.

In class 4-A, Dowling Catholic on the girls team title and Cedar Rapids Prairie won the boys team title.  McKenzie Yanek of Pleasant Valley won the girls race while Josh Evans of Linn-Mar won the boys race.

To see the complete results, click the links below.

1-A Girls     1-A Boys     2-A Girls     2-A Boys     3-A Girls     3-A Boys     4-A Girls     4-A Boys