(Griswold) Griswold won the state cross country championship in Class 1A a year ago with 86 team points. The Tigers finished 16 points ahead of runner up Pekin.
Griswold graduated three seniors from that state title team a year go, but has still have a very good year up to this point. Heading into this year's state meet, the team's 7th consecutive trip, Tiger coach Jane Chaillie says Pekin will be a challenger once again. She also notes Pochahontas as a team to compete with at the top, but utlimately says the Tigers are more focused on performing to the best of their own ability as opposed to being overly concerned with the competition.
Rebekah Topham leads the team to Fort Dodge, the two-time defending individual champion will go for a third straight this year. Senior Leah Seivert, of Sibley-Ocheyden, was within :10 of Topham during last year's competition. Chaillie says Seivert is the best bet to push Topham this year.
Click here for the interview with Griswold cross country coach Jane Chaillie