NIACC women place 3rd at regional meet

NIACC's Emma Davison runs up final hill at Friday's regional cross country meet in Bettendorf.
NIACC's Emma Davison runs up final hill at Friday's regional cross country meet in Bettendorf.

BETTENDORF - The No. 20 NIACC women's cross country team placed third at the NJCAA Region XI meet Friday at Crow Creek Park.

The Lady Trojans accumulated 81 points and improved on last season's fourth-place finish at the regional meet. No. 1 Iowa Central was the 2018 regional team champion with a perfect score of 15 points and No. 11 Hawkeye CC was second with 54 points.

NIACC's Emma Davison placed 11th in a time of 20 minutes, 56 seconds to earn second-team all-region honors. Davison's 11th-place finish was the highest at the regional meet for the Lady Trojans since Jessica Blumberg placed sixth at the 2015 meet in Fort Dodge.

Earning honorable mention all-region honors for the Lady Trojans were Julia Dunlavey (15th in 21:36), Cecelia Hemsworth (20th in 22:06), Ally Trager (21th in 22:14), Alana Wickering (22nd in 22:24) and Caitlyn Regan (25th in 22:46).

Also for NIACC, Miricle Corbo was 30th (23:25) and Aubrea Thompson was 38th (27:09).

Iowa Central's Abeba Sullivan was the individual champion in a time of 18:38.

The NIACC women will compete at the NJCAA Division I national meet in Garden City, Kan. on Nov. 10.

Team standings - Iowa Central 15, Hawkeye CC 54, NIACC 81, Indian Hills 110, Southwestern 130.