Native Iowans Are Braced For Greatness!

This past weekend was a BIG for Cross Country in general and former Iowa preps in particular!  The state of Iowa was very well represented at the National Junior College Championships.   Iowa Central won the Women’s title.  The NIACC men finished 5th and Iowa Central Community College Sophomore, Abbabiya Simbassa, (2011 Graduate from Sioux City North) was 3rd weekend running 25:47 for 8000 meters.  This past weekend was also Regional weekend for D-1 and D-3.  NAIA qualified to Nationals via their Conference meets, November 3.

This Saturday, November 17, the championship meets for NAIA, D-3, D-2 and D-1 will be held.  The following is a list of “Iowa connections” for those meets:

NAIA at Vancouver, WashingtonWomen will run at 10:30 AM PST and the Men at 11:45 AM PST.

Teams and individuals from Iowa, or with Iowans on their rosters, in the meet:

  • Morningside Men
  • St. Ambrose Men and Women
  • Etaslon Kabura-DM North/Graceland
  • Bryant Rader-CR Washington/Mt. Mercy
  • Tyler Hartley-Wilton/Mt. Mercy
  • Justin Welsh-SE Polk/Grand View
  • Olivet Nazarene Men and Women
  • Dordt Women
  • Anne Bruno-Andrew/Mt. Mercy
  • Annie Hills-CR Prairie/Loyola-New Orleans

Division 3 at Terre Haute, Indiana- Men will run at 11:00 AM EST and the Women will run at 12 noon EST.

  • Central Men
  • Luther Men and Women
  • Frank Canady-IC West/Grinnell
  • Wartburg Women
  • Lewis and Clark, Oregon-Women
  • Sarah Burnell-Grinnell/Grinnell

Division 2 at Joplin, Missouri- Men will run 10:30 AM CST and Women will run at 11:30 AM CST.

  • Augustana, South Dakota Men
  • Minnesota State Mankato Men
  • Grand Valley State Women

Division 1 at Louisville, Kentucky Women will run at 12:00 noon EST and the Men at 1:15 PM EST.

  • Arkansas Men
  • Iowa State Women
  • Minnesota Women
  • Washington Women
  • Shelby Houlihan-SC East/Az State
  • Marieke Schrulle-Iowa
  • Amanda Mergaert-Utah
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