Athlete Interview - Rebekah Topham, Griswold HS


Athlete Interview
Rebekah Topham, sophomore, Griswold HS
PR’s:  800m – 2:12.86, 1500m – 4:28.92, 1600m/Mile – 4:48.66, 3000m – 9:37.96, 
4k XC – 13:10, 5k XC – 18:25.40, 400mH – 64.47


1.      When & how did you get started in track & field?

When I was almost nine my dad took me to a youth track meet in our hometown.

2.      Person/people most influential to your success in track & field?

Coach Everett and Coach Topham

3.      Your favorite track & field event(s)?

1500 and 400 Hurdles

4.      Your track & field event coach(es)?

Coach Everett and Coach Topham

5.       Keys to your successful track & field training program?

Doing my coaches’ workouts.

6.      Your favorite track & field meet(s)? 

Drake Relays and State Meet 

7.      Track & field athlete(s) you most enjoy competing against?


8.      Most memorable experience in track & field so far?

Running 4:28 for the 1500 in preliminaries at USA Juniors last June.

9.      Greatest accomplishment(s) in track & field so far?

Running 18:42 on the track for 5000 meters at the 2007 KU Relays at age 10. (World Record for 10 year old girls)   Being 2012 Drake Champion in the 3000 and 1500, runner up in the 800, and 5th in the 400 Hurdles.  Also three gold medals in the 3000, 1500, 800 and a silver medal in the 400 Hurdles at the 2012 State meet and being on the 1A State Championship Team.

10. Goals for the 2013 track & field season?

To improve my times from last year and to help my team three-peat for the 1A State Track & Field Championship.

11. If a senior, college/university you will attend, or schools you are considering?


      12.  Long-term goals in track & field? 

To improve my times each year.



See Rebekah’s IOWATFXC.COM webpage at .