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JUCO Women’s Cross Country: NIACC’s Bertry wins ICCAC weekly award for 4th time


This news story was published on October 24, 2020.
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Sarah Bertry runs to first-place finish
(Photo by Kirk Hardcastle)

MASON CITY – For the fourth time this season, NIACC’s Sarah Bertry has been selected as the ICCAC Division II women’s cross country athlete of the week for the week of Oct. 12-18.

Bertry also won the ICCAC weekly award for the weeks of Aug. 31-Sept. 5, Sept. 21-27 and Oct. 5-11.

Last Friday, Bertry placed second at the Indian Hills Invitational in a personal-best time of 18 minutes, 26 seconds. Iowa Western’s Faith Chepengat won in a time of 17:10.

Bertry’s time is the third-best in school history behind Hannah Palmeter’s 17:51 in 2014 and Anna Buenneke’s 18:15 in 2011.

Bertry’s previous best time was 19:12 at the Grand View Open on Sept. 5.

NIACC returns to action Nov. 1 at the NJCAA Region XI Championhsips in Fort Dodge.

Bertry’s 2020 season:

Season highlights: Bertry was selected as the ICCAC Division II women’s cross country athlete of the week for the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 5 … Bertry was selected as the ICCAC Division II cross country women’s athlete of the week for the week of Sept. 21-27 … Was selected as the USTFCCCA NJCAA Division II cross country female athlete of the week on Sept. 29 … Bertry was selected as the NJCAA Division II cross country female athlete of the week for the week of Sept. 21-27 … Bertry was selected as the USTFCCCA NJCAA Division II cross country female athlete of the week on Oct. 13 … Bertry was selected as the ICCAC Division II women’s cross country athlete of the week for the week of Oct. 5-11 … Bertry was selected as the ICCAC Division II women’s cross country athlete of the week for the week of Oct. 12-18.

Grand View Open (5K) – 19:12 (3rd). Grand View Viking Invitational (5K) – 19:40 (4th). Southwestern Spartan Classic (5K) – 19:39 (1st). Trent Smith Invitational (5K) – 19:31 (1st). Indian Hills Invitational (5K) – 18:26.5 (2nd).

Bertry’s season best

5K – 18:26 (Indian Hills Invitational) (10-16-20)

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