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 (Fort Dodge) The Griswold Girls Cross Country team won their first ever State Cross County Title Saturday afternoon. The Tigers held off Pekin in the Class 1A title race 86 to 102, at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge. Central Elkader finished third with 151.


Sophomore, Rebekah Topham earned her second consecutive individual title in a time of 14.05 seconds. Topham, who is on target to be a four time state champion has never lost a race  in her two year career.


"Winning a team title along with the indiviual title makes it ten times better!" exclaimed Topham. "My race went well because I didn't get trapped. We were on the inside at the start, and I thought we might get caught but we didn't and I was happy with that."


The rest of Griswold’s performance's were impressive. Senior, Jordyn Sindt finished 5th, Alyx Flippin, 10, Allision Young, 34, Larissa Backhaus 36, in the team place finishes. Sindt was sixth overall. Payton Rush was 84 and Bridgett Mauer finished 90.


Click here to listen to comments from Senior Jordyn Sindt


Click here to listent to comments from Griswold Head Coach Jane Chaillie



Tri-Center finished with 187-points. Michelle Mumm, 8, Alex Larsen, 14, Kaylee Grote, 21, Kylie Lang, 68, Nikki Paulson, 76, Taylor Grap, (81), and Hailey Dollen, (89).



Underwood scored 281-points and finished 14th in the meet. The Eagles were led by Erin Shapcott, 40, Robi Fanslau, 43, Sarah Mckeon, 54, Hannah Shipp, 69, Gabby Myers, 75, Lacey Jensen, (83), and Tobey Yates, (93).




Below is the results of the area Class 1A Girls:


1. Rebakah Topham, Griswold

6. Jordyn Sindt, Griswold

11. Tiffany Shepard, Corning

14. Michelle Mumm, Tri-Center

15. Megan Maske, Woodbine

16. Destiny Scar, Nodaway Valley

19. Alyx Flippin, Griswold

24.Alex Larsen, Tri-Center

36. Kaylee, Grote, Tri-Center

53. Allison Young, Griswold

55. Larissa Backhaus, Griswold

60. Theresa Frels, Guthrie Center

62. Erin Shapcott, Underwood

65. Robi Fanslau, Underwood

77. Sarah Mckeon, Underwood

91. Kylie Lang, Tri-Center

92. Hannah Shipp, Underwood

98. Gabbi Myers, Underwood

99. Nikki Paulson, Tri-Center

104. Taylor Grap, Tri-Center

106. Lacey Jensen, Underwood

107. Payton Rush, Griswold

112. Hailey Dollen, Tri-Center

113. Bridget Mauer, Griswold

116. Tobey Yates, Underwood


October 27, 2012