NIACC women ranked 14th in initial poll

NIACC's Cecelia Hemsworth and Julia Dunlavey run at the regiona time trial in Davenport in August.
NIACC's Cecelia Hemsworth and Julia Dunlavey run at the regiona time trial in Davenport in August.

MASON CITY - The NIACC women's cross country team is ranked No. 14 in the initial USTFCCA NJCAA Divison I poll released Wednesday.

Iowa Central is ranked first and Hawkeye CC is ranked 13th.

NIACC placed second at the Grand View Viking Invitational with 56 points on last Friday at Southeast Polk High School.

NIACC freshman Emma Davison was second in the five-kilometer race in a time of 20 minutes, 8 seconds. Other counting scores for the Lady Trojans were Caitlyn Regan (ninth in 21:16), Cecelia Hemsworth (14th in 21:56), Julia Dunlavey (16th in 22:16) and Alana Wickering (22nd in 22:52).

In 2017, the NIACC women were ranked 23rd in the third poll of the season and placed 29th at the NJCAA Division I national meet.

NIACC returns to action Saturday at the Arkansas Chile Pepper in Fayetteville, Ark.

USTFCCA NJCAA Division I women's poll

Iowa Central, El Paso CC, Cowley, Central Arizona, South Plains, Hutchinson CC, Allen CC, Southern Idaho, Pratt CC, Highland (Kan.) CC, Mesa CC, Trinidad State JC, Hawkeye CC, NIACC, Lansing CC, Pasco-Hernando, Pima CC, Dodge City CC, Monroe, Macomb CC, Sauk Valley CC, Muskegon CC, Louisburg.

2018 NIACC women's 5K season bests

Emma Davison 19:40 (Augustana Twilight, 8-31-18)

Caitlyn Regan 20:14 (Augustana Twilight, 8-31-18)

Julia Dunlavey 20:19 (Augustana Twilight, 8-31-18)

Cecelia Hemsworth 21:17 (Augustana Twilight, 8-31-18)

Alana Wickering 22:07 (Augustana Twilight, 8-31-18)

Laney Wilson 22:34 (Augustana Twilight, 8-31-18)

Miricle Corbo 23:11 (Augustanta Twilight, 8-31-18)

Ally Trager 23:49 (Grand View Viking Invitational, 9-14-18)

Ivy Rollene 24:24 (Augustana Twilight, 8-31-18)

Aubrea Thompson 24:47 (Augustana Twilight, 8-31-18)