One is very good.
Two is outstanding.
Three is phenomenal.
Four is historic.
On Saturday at the PIAA Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University, Xander Topos accomplished what few Lebanon County student-athletes had ever done before. Palmyra’s senior hurdler earned a state medal in every event in which he competed.
Individually, Topos captured a bronze medal in his signature event, the 110 high hurdles, then followed that up with seventh-place hardware in the 300 hurdles. As a teammate, Topos contributed to Palmyra’s 400-meter relay team that finished fifth in the state, as well as the Cougars’ 1600-meter relay squad that copped a fifth-place medal.
A week earlier, at the District Three meet at Shippensburg, Topos had earned four medals in the same events. He took second in the 110 hurdles, third in the 300 hurdles, second in the 400-meter relay and second in the 1600-meter relay.
It was an incredible ending to a great track and field career for Topos, who earlier in the spring had shared the Outstanding Male Track athlete award at the Lebanon County Track and Field Championships.