Larissa Backhaus
Larissa Backhaus
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Griswold, Iowa
High School: Griswold
Event(s): Middle Distance

2014 | freshman
Indoor
: Competed in six meets...accumulated six top-5 finishes...includes a win in the 4x200-meter relay at the Hilltop Invite (2/1)... at the Iowa Conference Championships (2/29) placed fifth in the distance medley relay and fourth in the 4x800-meter relay. 

Indoor Career Bests
600 meters - 1:43.73
800 meters - 2:30.97 

High School
A 2013 graduate of Griswold High School ... coached by Andy Everett and Jeff Topham ... Academic All-Conference ... qualified for 16 state track events in high school career ... won state 4x400 and 4x800 relays sophomore year ... three-time state track Team Champion ... holds three track records at high school ... four-time regional champion in cross country ... participant on the state cross country champion team in 2012 ... two-time second team all-conference in softball and first team all-conference senior year ... member of National Honor Society, FCCLA, FFA, JOOI, FBLA, and youth group.

Personal
Born May 1, 1995 ... daughter of Bill and Jenny Backhaus ... has two sisters Jess and Mandi ... majoring in elementary education.  

updated through 2014 indoor season