SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The NIACC men’s cross country team placed 12th out of 26 teams at the Augustana College Twilight meet Friday night with 341 points.
The University of Sioux Falls was the men’s team champion with 55 points. South Dakota was second with 55 points and Iowa Western was 17th with 463 points.
Freshman Brian Jacques led the NIACC men with a 35th place finish in 20 minutes, 25 seconds on the four-mile course. Sioux Falls’ Mason Philips was the individual champion in 19:15.
Other counting scores for the Trojans were Blake Keller (57th in 20:45), Jacob Hansen (99th in 21:20), John Kraft (102nd in 21:21) and Samuel Dean (126th in 21:37).
Also for the Trojans Saturday, David Carter was 142nd (21:54), Logan Dalbeck was 150th (22:00), Canyon Kuhlmann was 158th (22:04), Daniel Hennigar was 181st (22:34), Grant Dieken was 193rd (22:50), Tyler Crawford was 198th (22:54), Tyson Stromer was 212th (23:22), Hunter Filloon was 227th (23:47) and Akahnni Delgado was 250th (24:40).
The NIACC women placed 25th with 729 points. South Dakota won the team title with 24 points and Creighton was second with 55 points.
Iowa Western was 16th with 531 points and Waldorf University was 29th with 815 points.
Freshman Julia Dunlavey led the Lady Trojans with a 165th place finish in a personal-best 20 minutes, 56 seconds on the 5-kilometer course. The 20:56 by Dunlavey ranks 21st on the NIACC women’s all-time 5K list.
Dunlavey’s previous personal 5K best was a 22:27 at the NJCAA Region XI time trial on Aug. 26 in Council Bluffs.
Also for the Lady Trojans on Friday, Amy Fullerton was 172nd (21:02), Ally Trager was 232nd (22:07), Rebekah Larson was 238th (22:13), Allison Steahr was 265th (23:23), Tiffany Meyer was 271st (23:27) and Anna Frisch was 295th (26:28).
Creighton’s Emily Martin was the indiviudual champion in 17:21.
The NIACC men return to action Sept. 9 at Grinnell’s Les Duke Invitational. The NIACC women return to action Sept. 15 at the Grand View Viking Invitational in Des Moines.