NJCAA Region XI Cross Country Meet History

 NIACC's Wal Khat runs to a second-place finish at the 2016 NJCAA Region XI meet in Mason City.

The NIACC cross country program started in 2004.

The NIACC men's team claimed NJCAA Region XI titles in 2011 and 2012. The NIACC men have crowned regional individual champions in 2006 (Dan Mayer) and 2011 (Cody Manchester).

The NIACC women have crowned individual champions at the regional meet in 2005 (Elly Meyer), 2010 (Anna Buenneke) and 2011 (Buenneke).

The following is a look back at how the NIACC teams have fared at the regional meets:

MEN

2004 (Estherville, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 6, NIACC 18, Iowa Lakes 35, Ellsworth 38.

Individual champion - Bichok Deng (Iowa Central) 28:37.

NIACC's all-region performers - 4. Andy Kaspar 30:41; 6. Andrew Flugum 30:58; 8. Matt Crooks 31:25; 9. Brian Haeflinger 31:53.

2005 (Mason City, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 17, NIACC 45, Ellsworth 85.

Individual champion - Noah Too (Iowa Central) 26:20.

NIACC's all-region performers - 4. Jimmy Lanik 27:04; 8. Zach Bales-Henry 28:24; 10. Ryan McCurnin 28:55.

2006 (Estherville, Iowa)

Team standings - Southwestern 26, NIACC 29, Iowa Lakes 78.

Individual champion - Dan Mayer (NIACC) 27:19.

NIACC's all-region performers - 1. Dan Mayer 27:19; 4. Zach Bales-Henry 28:17; 6. Beau Woosley 28:31; 8. Andrew Townsend 28:38; 10. Jeremiah Yassin 28:42.

2007 (Fort Dodge, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 22, Iowa Western 52, NIACC 74. (A total of 7 teams competed).

Individual champion - David Barmasai (Iowa Western) 24:23.

NIACC's all-region performers - 6. Dan Mayer 25:48; 13. Juan Rodriguez 27:37; 16. Seth Blanchard 27:56; 22. Sean Coleman 28:18.

2008 (Iowa Falls, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 24, NIACC 61, Southwestern 73, Iowa Western 79, Indian Hills 157, Iowa Lakes 182, Ellsworth 272.

Individual champion - Stephen Dak (Iowa Central) 25:12.

NIACC's all-region performers - 7. Raleigh Morgan 27:24; 10. Casey Robertson 27:34; 12. Mayai Cobai 27:40; 15. Sam Meyer 27:45; 17. Torey Stallsmith 27:46; 23. Zach McDill 28:17; 24. Brandon Liebold 28:20.

2009 (Peoria, Illinois)

Team standings - Iowa Central 38, Iowa Western 41, NIACC 54, Southwestern 92, Marshalltown 165, Iowa Lakes 170.

Individual champion - Isaiah Samoei (Iowa Western) 26:41.

NIACC's all-region performers - 3. Raleigh Morgan 28:22; 9. Brandon Liebold 28:43; 13. Casey Robertson 29:12; 14. Brett Castek 29:22; 15. Jordan Crosser 29:34; 16. Devan Strowder 29:35; 22. Jacob Vonnahme 30:19.

2010 (Council Bluffs, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 26, Iowa Western 45, NIACC 74, Southwestern 104, Marshalltown 147, Indian Hills 150, Iowa Lakes 195.

Individual champion - Isiah Samoei (Iowa Western) 25:25.

NIACC's all-region performers - 6. Kip Bett 27:08; 11. Joe Tolleskjor 27:39; 16. Blake Nelson 28:13; 22. Andrew Corcoran 28:16; 25. Brett Castek 28:23.

2011 (Creston, Iowa)

Team standings - NIACC 15, Iowa Western 57, Marshalltown 109, Southwestern 114, Iowa Lakes 125, Indian Hills 137.

Individual champion - Cody Manchester (NIACC) 25:46.

NIACC's all-region performers - 1. Cody Manchester 25:46; 2. Marquez Hobson 25:49; 3. Trent Smith 25:56; 4. RJ Harris 26:17; 5. Jonny Worley 26:19; 6. Kip Bett 26:50; 7. OJ Ojullu 27:01; 8. Aric Siegrist 27:04; 11. Andrew Corcoran 27:20; 15. Blake Nelson 27:43.

2012 (Marshalltown, Iowa)

Team standings - NIACC 19, Iowa Western 50, Southwestern 86, Marshalltown 119, Iowa Lakes 177, Indian Hills 208.

Individual champion - Stanley Kebenei (Iowa Central) 24:34.

NIACC's all-region performers - 4. Trent Smith 26:16; 5. Jonny Worley 26:26; 10. Sapolai Yao 26:53; 13. Mason Powers 27:28; 14. John-Ross Tangi 27:43; 15. Matt Bowman 27:49; 19. OJ Ojullu 28:04; 25. Alex Blomquist 28:39.

2013 (Fort Dodge, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 16, NIACC 58, Iowa Western 62, Southwestern 121, Scott CC 156, Indian Hills 174, Iowa Lakes 189.

Individual champion - Frankline Tonui (Iowa Central) 25:07.

NIACC's all-region performers - 7. Jaime Zarate 26:53; 8. Mason Powers 26:57; 9. John-Ross Tangi 26:59; 15. Alex Blomquist 27:43.

2014 (Emmetsburg, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 21, NIACC 54, Iowa Western 65, Southwestern 119, Indian Hills 141, Scott CC 152, Iowa Lakes 246.

Individual champion - Elisha Kipruto (Iowa Central) 24:20 (regional meet record).

NIACC's all-region performers - 5. Trey Simons 25:38; 7. Jaime Zarate 25:54; 12. Imad Amenzou 26:46; 13. Tyler Randall 27:21; 24. Colby Kraninger 27:52.

2015 (Fort Dodge, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 22, Iowa Western 62, NIACC 71, Indian Hills 107, Scott CC 130, Southwestern 134.

Individual champion - Andrew Ronoh (Iowa Central) 24:31.

NIACC's all-region performers - 4. Imad Amenzou 26:06; 11. Jacob Day 27:25; 18. Nick Frenz 28:30; 19. Tyler Randall 28:35.

2016 (Mason City, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 19, NIACC 52, Iowa Western 76, Indian Hills 116, Scott CC 141.

Individual champion - Karim Achengli (Iowa Central) 24:47.

NIACC's all-region performers - 2. Wal Khat 25:03; 11. Zach Freund 26:40; 15. Jose Aguilera 27:05; 16. Blake Keller 27:08; 19. Colby Kraninger 27:39; 20. John Kraft 27:41; 23. Samuel Dean 27:47; 25. Nick Frenz 27:55.

2017 (Fort Dodge, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 19, NIACC 74, Hawkeye CC 92, Southwestern 92, Iowa Western 97, Indian Hills 146, Scott CC 273, Iowa Lakes 345.

NIACC's all-region performers - 3. Brian Jacques 25:38; 9. Blake Keller 27:08; 16. David Carter 27:39; 24. John Kraft 28:05.

WOMEN

2004 (Estherville, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 6, NIACC 26, Iowa Lakes 31.

2005 (Mason City, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 10, NIACC 18, Ellsworth 28, Iowa Lakes 32.

NIACC's all-region performers - 1. Elly Meyer 20:42; 7. Amber Wilde 21:59; 10. Stacy Allen 22:08.

2006 (Estherville, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 16, Ellsworth 19, NIACC 22, Iowa Lakes 23.

NIACC's all-region performers - 2. Roxanne Soesbe 20:41; 6. Stacy Waddle 22:02.

2007 (Fort Dodge, Iowa)

Team standings (top 3 teams) - Iowa Central 12. Iowa Western 43, NIACC 50.

NIACC's all-region performers - 8. Kacy Nehowig 20:24; 10, Kelly Ipsen 20:37; 14. Magan Krones 21:47; 18. Steph Wedo 23:29.

2008 (Iowa Falls, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 15, NIACC 67, Iowa Western 78, Indian Hills 152, DMACC 156, Southwestern 157, Iowa Lakes 160, Ellsworth 178.

NIACC's all-region performers - 9. Konnie Kiefer 20:39; 11. Monica Garcia 20:47; 15. Hannah Poolman 21:36; 16. Magen Krones 21:39; 20. Sarah Humphrey 21:56; 22. Emily Mujica 22:26; 23. Marille Svardh 22:31.

2009 (Peoria, Illinois)

Team standings - Iowa Central 16, NIACC 63, Iowa Western 68, Southwestern 129, DMACC 145, Iowa Lakes 148, Marshalltown 170.

NIACC's all-region performers - 5. Kalyn Kruckenberg 20:38; 12. Monica Garcia 22:13; 13. Konnie Kiefer 22:18; 14. Erin Lynn 22:33; 19. Hannah Poolman 22:54. 

2010 (Council Bluffs, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 23, NIACC 59, Iowa Western 66, Southwestern 124, DMACC 136, Iowa Lakes 151, Marshalltown 207.

NIACC's all-region performers - 1. Anna Buenneke 18:46; 5. Kalyn Kruckenberg 19:41; 11. Ashley Ubbelohde 21:23; 17. Tanesha Edmond 22:55.

2011 (Creston, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 21, DMACC 77, NIACC 85, Iowa Western 96, Southwestern 103, Iowa Lakes 173, Indian Hills 201, Marshalltown 223.

NIACC's all-region performers - 1. Anna Buenneke 18:15; 15. Ashley Ubbelohde 20:42; 19. Emma Pogreba 21:24; 24. Tanesa Edmond 21:46.

2012 (Marshalltown, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 15, Iowa Western 62, NIACC 91, Southwestern 123, DMACC 137, Iowa lakes 138, Indian Hills 208, Marshalltown 241.

NIACC's all-region performers - 9. Rachael Moore 19:59; 16. Lindsay Brunson 20:56; 20. Emily Scharn 21:23.

2013 (Fort Dodge, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 18, Iowa Western 63, NIACC 82, DMACC 137, Scott CC 139, Southwestern 161, Indian Hills 166, Iowa Lakes 186.

NIACC's all-region performers - 3. Hannah Palmeter 18:48; 11. Lindsay Brunson 20:16; 17. Stephanie Faught 21:25; 21. Emily Scharn 21:44.

2014 (Emmetsburg, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 21, NIACC 54, Iowa Western 65, Southwestern 119, Indian Hills 141, Scott CC 152, Iowa Lakes 246.

NIACC's all-region performers - 2. Hannah Palmeter 17:51; 8. Nicolle Hewett 20:16; 15. Alyssa Cowan 20:56; 17. Lattie Crozier 21:09; 22. Kalama Towarap 21:34.

2015 (Fort Dodge, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 20, Iowa Western 60, NIACC 74, Indian Hills 104,Scott CC 127, DMACC 145, Southwestern 184.

NIACC's all-region performers - 6. Jessica Blumberg 20:16; 14. Alyssa Cowan 21:48; 15. Lattie Crozier 21:59; 19. Kendra Schmidt 22:20; 22. Jordan Lane 22:36.

2016 (Mason City, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 17, Iowa Western 64, NIACC 95, Indian Hills 107, DMACC 126, Southwestern 139, Iowa Lakes 185.

NIACC's all-region performers - 13. Kendra Schmidt 20:18; 23. Amy Fullerton 21:18; 24. Keisha Gonzague 21:22.

2017 (Fort Dodge, Iowa)

Team standings - Iowa Central 15, Iowa Western 65, Hawkeye CC 91, NIACC 109, Indian Hills 116, Southwestern 159, DMACC 192, Iowa Lakes 245.

Individual champion - Adva Cohen (Iowa Central) 17:19.

NIACC's all-region performers - 14. Julia Dunlavey 20:19; 20. Keisha Gonzague 20:56; 21. Amy Fullerton 20:57.