(Griswold) Griswold sophomore-to-be Rebekah Topham can add 'Gatorade Iowa Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year' to her impressive list of distance running accomplishments. Topham also becomes a finalist for the National Gatorade Girls Track and Field Athlete of the year which will be awarded later this month.
At the 2012 state track meet Tophams won three events (800, 1,500, and 3,000) and collected one runner-up finish (400H). She also led the Griswold Tigers to their second straight team title.
Topham is also the defending state cross country champion. She helped lead Griswold to a 4th place finish at the state meet in Fort Dodge. The team doesn't lose any runners from last year's varsity cross country lineup.