From the NIACC Athletic Department –
What’s next: The NIACC men’s and women’s cross country teams return to action Oct. 24 at the NJCAA Region XI meet in Emmetsburg.
Last time out: The No. 17 NIACC men won the overall team title and the junior college division at the St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Invitational last Saturday with 58 points. The No. 15 NIACC women were fifth overall and were the junior college champions with 126 points.
Freshman Trey Simons led the NIACC men at St. Ambrose with a first-place finish in the 8-kilometer race in a school-record time of 25 minutes, 24 seconds. Sophomore Hannah Palmeter won the women’s 5K race in a personal-best time of 18:20, which is the second fastest time in school history.
2014 NIACC WOMEN’S TOP 5K TIMES
Hannah Palmeter 18:20 (St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Invitational)
Alyssa Cowan 20:38 (Luther College All-American meet)
Nicolle Hewett 21:02 (St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Invitational)
Lattie Crozier 21:15 (St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Invitational)
Kalama Towarup 21:31.7 (Luther College All-American meet)
2014 NIACC MEN’S TOP 8K TIMES
Trey Simons 25:24 (St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Invitational)
Jaime Zarate 25:52 (St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Invitational)
Imad Amenzou 26:10 (St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Invitational)
Tyler Randall 26:59 (St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Invitational)
Colby Kraninger 27:39 (twice)
What’s next: The NIACC volleyball team (10-16 overall, 1-5 ICCAC) returns to action at home Wednesday against top-ranked Kirkwood (24-3, 6-0). Match time is 7 p.m.
Last time out: NIACC dropped a 3-0 decision to the Wartburg College junior varsity last Friday and a 3-0 decision to Iowa Lakes last Saturday.
NIACC’s leaders: Kills – Caitlyn Hanig 236, Brianna Haugen 158, Karlie Niedert 83, Kendall Moorehead 80. Assists – Carly Ouverson 551. Digs – Hanig 211, Zoe Schneider 186, Ouverson 178, Amber Carter 162. Blocks – Niedert 79, Hanig 70, Haugen 45, Madison Wood 43. Ace serves – Schneider 36, Ouverson 34, Moorehead 24, Heather Danburg 24.
What’s next: The NIACC men’s soccer team (3-7-2, 2-4-2) returns to action Wednesday at Indian Hills (2-10, 1-7). Match time is set for 4 p.m.
NIACC topped Indian Hills 3-1 on Sept. 16 in Mason City.
Last time out: NIACC dropped a 4-2 decision to Scott Community College last Saturday.
Leading the way: Freshman Kevin Fortes leads NIACC in scoring with 27 points (12 goals, 3 assists). Oblayon Neymah is next in line with 8 points (4 goals) and Erick Guzman has 7 points (2 goals, 3 assists).