NIACC's Jacques wins mile at Sol Butler Classic

DUBUQUE - NIACC freshman Brian Jacques earned all-American honors at the NJCAA Division I national cross country meet last fall.

The freshman started his initial indoor track and field season with a bang on Saturday by winning the mile at the University of Dubuque Solomon Butler Classic in a time of 4 minutes, 28.34 seconds.

Jacques' time of 4:28.34 on the flat Dubuque indoor track converts to a 4:24.96 on a banked track, which qualifies him for the NJCAA national meet. Qualifying standard for the mile is 4:25.40.

Jacques also placed ninth in the 1,000-meter run in a time of 2:47.26.

NIACC placed sixth in the team standings with 38 points. Host Dubuque was the men's team champion with 155 points.

NIACC sophomore Blake Keller was second in the 3,000 in 9:14.60, Timothi McMaster was sixth in the 55-meter dash (6.68) and eighth in the 200 (23.41).

The Trojans' 4x400-meter relay team of David Carter, Hunter Filloon, Akahnni Delgado and Hennigar was fifth in 3:37.37.

In the 400, NIACC's Ethan Klasi was fifth (53.45). Kyle Younker was seventh (54.46) and Scott Hengesteg was 10th (54.64).

In the 600, Delgado was sixth (1:27.44) and Hennigar was ninth (1:30.00).

In the long jump, NIACC's Brandon Bluhm was eighth with a leap of 21 feet, 3 1/4 inches.

The NIACC women placed 10th in their season-opening indoor meet with six points. Loras was the women's team champion with 132.5 points.

NIACC's Jaylynn Scrivner was sixth in the 400 in a time of 1:07.56.

The Lady Trojans' 4x400 team of Ally Trager, Amy Fullerton, Keisha Gonzague and Scrivner was seventh in 4:39.51.

Gonzague was ninth in the 600 (1:51.26).

The NIACC men and women return to action Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Wartburg College Chelsey M. Henkenius Open in Waverly.

NIACC'S BEST 2018 INDOOR TIMES

55 - Timothi McMaster 6.68 (1-13-18); 55 hurdles - Brody Goos 8.29 (1-13-18); 200 - McMaster 23.41 (1-13-18); 400 - Ethan Klasi 53.45 (1-13-18); 600 - Akahnni Delgado 1:27.44 (1-13-18); 1,000 - Brian Jacques 2:47.26 (1-13-18); Mile - Jacques 4:28.34 (1-13-18); 3,000 - Blake Keller 9:14.60 (1-13-18); Long jump - Brandon Bluhm 21-3 1/4 (1-13-18). 4x400 - 3:37.37 (1-13-18).