MASON CITY - For the second time this season, NIACC's Abdiaziz Wako claimed an individual title at a cross country meet.
Wako, a sophomore, claimed the second annual Trent Smith Invitational in a personal best time of 26 minutes, 41 seconds on the 8-kilometer course on the NIACC campus on Friday. Wako won the Grand View Invitational in 27:41 on Sept. 14.
NIACC placed second with 56 points. Hawkeye CC was the team champion with 28 points and Southwestern CC was third with 77 points.
NIACC's Gavin Connell placed fourth in a personal-best time of 26:59. Other counting scores for the Trojans were Sam Pedelty (9th in personal-best time of 27:35), Daniel Hennigar (21st in 28:12) and Zane Miller (24th in personal-best time of 28:17).
NIACC returns to action Oct. 26 at the NJCAA Region XI meet in Davenport.
Team standings - Hawkeye CC 28, NIACC 56, Southwestern 77, Grand View 110, Indian Hills 135, Buena Vista 147, Waldorf 182.