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NIACC women’s and men’s cross country teams receive top-ten ranking


This news story was published on September 18, 2019.
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MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s cross country team is ranked ninth in the initial USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I poll released Wednesday.

NIACC placed sixth at the Luther College All-American Invitational last Saturday in Decorah. NIACC was led by freshman Paula Jimenez, who placed 12th in a time of 19 minutes, 25 seconds on the five-kilometer course. NIACC sophomore Emma Davison placed 16th in a time of 19:46.

Iowa Central is ranked No. 1 in the women’s poll and El Paso CC is ranked second. Iowa Western is ranked seventh.

The NIACC women return to action Oct. 5 at the University of Arkansas Chile Pepper Festival.

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I poll (Sept. 18, 2019)

Iowa Central, El Paso CC (Texas), South Plains (Texas), New Mexico JC, Cowley (Kan.), Central Arizona, Iowa Western, Southern Idaho, NIACC, Monroe (N.Y.), Lansing CC (Michigan), Butler CC (Kan.), Pasco-Hernando (Florida), Cuyahoga CC (Ohio), Mesa CC (Arizona), Muskegon CC (Michigan), Hutchinson CC (Kansas), Daytona State (Florida), Highland CC (Kansas), Ranger (Texas), Carl Albert State (Oklahoma), Grand Rapids CC (Michigan), Vincennes (Indiana), Pratt CC (Kansas), Central Wyoming.

Meanwhile, the NIACC men’s cross country team is ranked 10th in the initial USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I poll released Wednesday.

Cloud County CC (Kansas) is ranked No. 1 in the men’s poll and Central Arizona is ranked second. Iowa Central is ranked third and Iowa Western is ranked fifth.

The NIACC men return to action Saturday at St. Olaf College Invitational in Northfield, Minn.

USTFCCCA NJCAA Division I poll (Sept. 18, 2019)

Cloud County CC (Kansas), Central Arizona, Iowa Central, El Paso CC (Texas), Iowa Western, Trinidad State JC (Colorado), Hutchinson CC (Kansas), Allen CC (Kansas), Southern Idaho, NIACC, Lansing CC (Michigan), Mesa CC (Arizona), New Mexico JC, Cleveland State, Colby CC (Kansas), Ranger (Texas), Hawkeye CC, Highland CC (Kansas), Louisburg (N.C.), Butler CC (Kansas), Monroe (N.Y.), Cowley (Kansas), Vincennes (Indiana), Hagerstown CC (Maryland), Indian Hills.

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