MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s cross country team is ranked No. 8 in the latest NJCAA poll.
The Trojans moved from 11th into the top 10 after placing second at the NJCAA Region XI meet last week in Emmetsburg.
NJCAA Region XI champion Iowa Central is ranked second and Iowa Western is ranked 10th. The Reivers fell from ninth to 10th after placing third at the regional meet.
The NIACC women are ranked 14th in this week’s poll after placing third at the regional meet. The Lady Trojans were 18th in the poll before the regional meet.
Iowa Central is ranked first and Iowa Western is ranked ninth in the women’s poll.
The national meet is set for Nov. 8 in Lubbock, Texas.
At last year’s national meet in Fort Dodge, the NIACC women placed 13th and the NIACC men were 15th.
NJCAA men’s rankings
South Plains College; Iowa Central; Central Arizona College; El Paso CC; Colby CC; Allen CC; Lansing CC; NIACC; Gillette CC; Iowa Western; Pima CC; Hutchinson CC; Vincennes University; Highland CC; Butler CC; Paradise Valley; Ranger; Mesa CC; Louisburg; Pratt CC; Lincoln College; Barton CC; Glendale CC; Monroe CC; Macomb CC.
NJCAA women’s rankings
Iowa Central; El Paso CC; Central Arizona College; Lansing CC; Butler County CC; Gillette CC; Paradise Valley; Dodge City CC; Iowa Western; South Plains College; New Mexico JC; Cuyahoga CC; NIACC; Macomb CC; Hutchinson CC; Pratt CC; Muskegon CC; Mesa CC; Johnson County CC; Vincennes University; Pasco Hernado State College; Moraine Valley CC; Garden City CC; Monroe College.