No. 21 NIACC women set to compete at nationals

Sophomore Ally Trager competes at the regional meet on Oct. 26 in Bettendorf.
Sophomore Ally Trager competes at the regional meet on Oct. 26 in Bettendorf.

GARDEN CITY, Kan. - The No. 21 NIACC women's cross country team will compete in the NJCAA Division I national meet on Saturday.

The five-kilometer race is slated to start at noon on the Buffalo Dunes Golf Course.

The Lady Trojans placed third at the NJCAA Region XI meet on Oct. 26 in Bettendorf. Iowa Central was the 2018 regional team champion with 15 points and 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).

The NIACC women placed 29th at the 2017 national meet in Fort Dodge with 746 points. Dunlavey led the NIACC women with a 123rd place finish in 20:38.

 2018 NIACC women's 5K season bests

Emma Davison 19:32 (Trent Smith Invitational, 10-12-18)

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)

Ally Trager 21:37 (Trent Smith Invitational, 10-12-18)

Alana Wickering 21:42 (Trent Smith Invitational, 10-12-18)

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

Miricle Corbo 23:05 (Trent Smith Invitational, 10-12-18)

Ivy Rollene 23:07 (Trent Smith Invitational, 10-12-18)

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