MASON CITY | The NIACC men's cross country team is ranked No. 14 in the fourth USTFCCA NJCAA Division I rankings released Wednesday.

The Trojans are one of two ICCAC teams ranked in the top 25. Iowa Central is No. 1 while Hawkeye CC and Southwestern received votes in this week's poll.

NIACC, which has been ranked in the top 15 for 11 straight polls dating back to 2015, was ranked No. 12 in the Oct. 18 rankings.

NIACC placed second at the NJCAA Region XI meet in Fort Dodge on Oct. 29. Iowa Central was the regional champion, Hawkeye CC was third and Southwestern was fourth.

NIACC had four runners earn all-region status. Brian Jacques was a first-team selection, Blake Keller was a second-team selection and David Carter and John Kraft were honorable mention selections.

NIACC returns to action Nov. 11 at the NJCAA Divison I national meet in Fort Dodge. The Trojans have placed in the top 10 at four of the last six national meets, including a fourth-place finish in 2011 and a fifth-place finish in 2012.

— NIACC Sports Information

Timber Trot winners announced

MASON CITY | The Lime Creek Nature Center Timber Trot was held Oct. 7 at the Lime Creek Conservation Area. The results of the five-mile run were as follows:

Overall Winners

Male – Steve Younker – 36:38; Female – Katie Fistler – 39:03.

Age Group Winners

Male 20 & Under: Samuel Howland – 48:23; Male 21-29: Steven Story – 39:51; Female 21-29: Ruth Lapointe – 44:56; Female 30-39: Heather Ebers – 44:54; Male 40-49: Randy Sturm – 37:53; Female 40-49: Tina Friday – 41:54; Male 50-59: Joel Goll – 49:49; Female 50-59: Sheri Sprung – 44:18; Male 60 & Over: Jim Koppin – 44:13; Female 60 & Over: Jeanne McCurnin – 42:21.

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