NIACC's Wako places 5th at time trial

NIACC's Abdiaziz Wako runs to a fifth-place finish at the NJCAA Region XI time trial on Saturday.
NIACC's Abdiaziz Wako runs to a fifth-place finish at the NJCAA Region XI time trial on Saturday.

DAVENPORT - NIACC's Abdiaziz Wako placed fifth at the NJCAA Region XI men's time trial Saturday at Crow Creek Park.

Wako, a sophomore, covered the five-kilometer course in 17 minutes, 30 seconds to lead the Trojans to a third-place finish with 72 points.

Hawkeye CC won the men's time trial with 46 points and Iowa Central was second with 55 points. Indian Hills' Marcus Graham was the individual champion in a time of 16:21 and teammate Michael Demeyer was second in 17:00.

Other counting scores for the Trojans, freshman Evan Wilson was eighth in 17:45, Gavin Connell was 19th (18:20), Sam Pedelty was 20th (18:34) and Daniel Hennigar was 23rd (18:40).

Also for the Trojans, Grant Dieken was 38th (19:19), Zane Miller was 46th (20:02), Seon Clarke was 52nd (20:15) and Derek Carpenter was 69th (28:18).

NIACC returns to action on Friday at the Augustana College Twilight Invitational in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Men's team standings - Hawkeye CC 46, Iowa Central 55, NIACC 72, Indian Hills 94, Southwestern 101, Scott CC 175.