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NIACC sports notebook, October 6, 2014

From the NIACC Athletic Department

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What’s next: The NIACC men’s and women’s cross country teams return to action Saturday at the St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Invitational. The men’s race is an 8-kilometer race and the women’s race is a 5K.

Last time out: The NIACC women placed 27th out of 35 teams in the Maroon Division II race at the University of Minnesota Roy Griak Invitational on Sept. 27 in St. Paul, Minn. The NIACC men placed 29th out of 33 teams in the Maroon Division II race.

Sophomore Hannah Palmeter placed 14th at the Griak Invitational in a personal-best time of 22 minutes, 58.8 seconds on the 6-kilometer course. Palmeter’s time is the second-fastest 6K in school history.

Freshman Imad Amenzou led the NIACC men at the Griak Invitational with a 52nd place finish in 27:33 in the 8K race.

In the rankings: The NIACC women are ranked 15th in the latest NJCAA national poll. Iowa Central is ranked first in the women’s poll and Iowa Western is ranked 12th.

The NIACC men are ranked 16th. The Iowa Central men are ranked third and the Iowa Western men are ranked seventh.


Hannah Palmeter 18:28.5 (ICCAC time trial)

Alyssa Cowan 20:38 (Luther College All-American meet)

Lattie Crozier 21:17.5 (ICCAC time trial)

Kalama Towarup 21:31.7 (Luther College All-American meet)

Nicolle Hewett 21:37.5 (Luther College All-American meet)

Taylor Glawe 23:52.3 (Luther College All-American meet)

Emmorie Stokka 24:02.5 (Luther College All-American meet)


Trey Simons 25:49 (Les Duke Invitational)

Jaime Zarate 26:14 (Les Duke Invitational)

Imad Amenzou 26:45 (Grand View Viking Invitational)

Colby Kraninger 27:39 (Les Duke Invitational)

Tyler Randall 28:03 (Les Duke Invitational)

Ricky Jeray 28:58 (Les Duke Invitational


Last time out: The NIACC men’s golf team concluded its fall season with a second-place finish at the Waldorf College Invitational on Sunday in Forest City. The Trojans shot a 320 as a team and sophomore Hunter Miller led the way with a 76 to earn runner-up medalist honors.

Looking back: The NIACC men competed in six tournaments in the fall. The Trojans placed second in two tournaments and third in two tournaments. The NIACC women tied for second at the NIACC Invitational on Oct. 2.

NIACC men’s fall season

William Penn Invitational – 7th (320-309 – 629)

Clarke College Invitational – 6th (317-320 – 637)

RCTC Invitational – 3rd (316)

Iowa Lakes Invitational – 3rd (325)

NIACC Invitational – tied for 2nd (311)

Waldorf College Invitational – 2nd (320).


What’s next: The NIACC volleyball team hosts the Wartburg College junior varsity at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Last time out: NIACC went 2-1 at its own volleyball tournament last Saturday. The Lady Trojans dropped a 3-2 decision to RCTC and topped the Central College junior varsity 3-1 and Anoka-Ramsey 3-1.

Among the league leaders: Sophomore Caitlyn Hanig is sixth in the ICCAC with 223 kills and sixth in blocks (67). Also for the Lady Trojans, sophomore Carly Ouverson is fifth with 533 assists and fifth in ace serves with 31, freshman Karlie Niedert is fifth in blocks (74) and freshman Zoe Schneider is tied for third in ace serves (34).

NIACC’s leaders: Kills – Hanig 223, Brianna Haugen 151, Kendall Moorehead 78, Niedert 78. Assists – Ouverson 533. Digs – Hanig 201, Schneider 174, Ouverson 165, Amber Carter 145. Blocks – Niedert 74, Hanig 67, Haugen 44, Madison Wood 43. Ace serves – Zoe Schneider 34, Ouverson 31, Moorehead 24, Heather Danburg 22.


What’s next: The NIACC men’s soccer team faces No. 4 Iowa Western at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Council Bluffs.

NIACC and Iowa Western (11-0-1 overall, 6-0-1 in the ICCAC) battled to a 0-0, double overtime draw on Sept. 10 in Mason City.

Last time out: NIACC (3-5-2 overall, 2-2-2 in the ICCAC) dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to No. 16 Iowa Central on Sept. 27.

Among the leaders: Freshman Kevin Fortes ranks fifth n the ICCAC with 23 points (11 goals, 1 assist). The 11 goals is tied for third in the ICCAC.

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