Men's Cross Country

Brad Topol
Brad Topol


LaGrange, Ill.

High School:


Won four varsity letters in cross country, three in track... Won conference championship in the 800m as a senior and junior, as well as the 1600m as a junior... Earned second place in the 4x400m run at conference... Finished sixth in conference cross country meet as a sophomore... Helped lead team to second in the state cross country meet in 2003... Was an all-state runner for cross country as a sophomore and junior; all-state in track as a junior and senior.

Full given name is Bradley Dean Topol... Goes by Brad... Born on October 11, 1985... Parents are Sterling and Myrna Topol... Nickname is "Topes"... Says his biggest thrill in sports is winning "in the kick"... Has one brother... Enjoys mountain biking, hiking, camping and singing... Majoring in civil engineering... Favorite athlete is Billy Mills - the only American to medal in the 10,000m in the Olympics... Father played two years of tennis at UIC... Was an Illinois State Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society... Earned the Golden Chevron Award and was recognized as a Chicago Tribune Scholar-Athlete... Parents have been most influential because they've always been supportive and positive.