NJCAA National Meet History

NIACC's Brian Jacques runs to 7th place finish at the 2017 national meet.

The NIACC men's and women's cross country program started in 2004. The NIACC men placed 22nd in their first appearance at the national meet. The NIACC women first competed as a full team at nationals in 2005 and placed 20th.

The highest finish for the NIACC men was a fourth-place finish in 2004 and the Trojans were sixth in 2012.

The highest finishes by the NIACC women at nationals was a 13th place finish in 2013 and 2014.

The following is a look back at how the NIACC cross country teams have fared at the national meet:

MEN

2004 (El Paso, Texas)

NIACC placed 22nd with 608 points

95. Andy Kaspar 28:26; 120. Matt Crooks 29:29; 127. Brian Heaflinger 29:59; 132. Justin Rustvold 30:23; 134. Andrew Flugum 30:35; 144. Tyson Roberts 32:07; 147. Sean Lunde 35:44.

2005 (Lawrence, Kan.)

NIACC placed 11th

24. Jimmy Lanik 26:51; 50. Ryan McCurnin 27:30; 52. Zach Bales-Henry 27:34; 108. Logan Weeks 28:44; 125. Andrew Zellweger 29:15; 146. Andrew Townsend 29:51; 167. Justin Rustvold 30:36.

2006 (El Paso, Texas)

NIACC placed 12th with 374 points

39. Zach Bales-Henry 25:35; 59. Dan Mayer 26:03; 96. Beau Woosley 26:53; 102. Logan Weeks 26:56; 119. Andrew Townsend 27:21; 149. Quentin Adair 28:02; 161. Zach Gould 28:23.

2007 (Ina, Illinois)

NIACC placed 21st with 569 points

35. Dan Mayer 26:07; 131. Sean Coleman 28:04; 134. Seth Blanchard 28:08; 156. Sam Meyer 28:28; 183. Sammy Rotich 29:04; 193. Trevor Thein 29:18; 201. Juan Rodriguez 29:31.

2008 (Spartanburg, S.C.)

NIACC placed 13th with 418 points

56. Casey Robertson 26:54; 62. Raleigh Morgan 27:01; 97. Brandon Leibold 27:36; 102. Sam Meyer 27:42; 129. Torey Stallsmith 28:08; 151. Zach McDill 28:33; 187. Devan Strowder 29:12.

2009 (Peoria, Ill.)

NIACC placed 11th with 348 points

41. Brandon Leibold 26:58; 42. Casey Robertson 27:01; 45. Raleigh Morgan 27:03; 110. Brett Castek 28:14; 125. Jordan Crosser 28:29; 145. Jacob Vonnahme 28:51; 159. Devan Strowder 29:03.

2010 (Spartanburg, S.C.)

NIACC placed 14th with 417 points

51. Kip Bett 26:27; 62. Cody Manchester 26:41; 99. Joseph Tolleskjor 27:22; 109. Andrew Corcoran 27:31; 120. Blake Nelson 27:40; 130. Tom Peterson 27:47; 165. Brett Castek 28:17.

2011 (Hobbs, N.M.)

NIACC placed 4th with 200 points

11. Trent Smith 27:08; 42. Aric Siegrist 28:04; 43. RJ Harris 28:05; 58. Cody Manchester 28:13; 59. Marquez Hobson 28:15; 60. Jonny Worley 28:16; 74. OJ Ojullu 28:32.

2012 (Ina, Ill.)

NIACC placed 6th with 235 points

16. Trent Smith 26:39; 26. Sapolai Yao 26:53; 30. Jonny Worley 26:59; 85. OJ Ojullu 28:03; 98. John-Ross Tangi 28:17; 119. Mason Powers 28:32; 205. Matt Bowman 30:00.

2013 (Fort Dodge, Iowa)

NIACC placed 15th with 471 points

49. Mason Powers 26:51; 61. John-Ross Tangi 26:56; 96. Alex Blomquist 27:44; 152. Isaiah Lancaster 28:47; 159. Josh Kidman 28:53; 168. Jaime Zarate 29:00; 188. Scott Patnode 29:18.

2014 (Lubbock, Texas)

NIACC placed 8th with 313 points

32. Trey Simons 26:14; 37. Jaime Zarate 26:23; 57. Imad Amenzou 26:46; 76. Tyler Randall 27:13; 126. Colby Kraninger 28:16; 179. Oryiane Espeut 29:16; 192. Ricky Jeray 29:36.

2015 (Fort Dodge, Iowa)

NIACC placed 12th with 379 points

14. Imad Amenzou 25:47; 55. Jacob Day 27:03; 79. Tyler Randall 27:31; 111. Nick Frenz 28:09; 146. Jose Aguilera 28:50; 198. John Enright 29:39; 246. Aaron Hardcastle 30:50.

2016 (El Dorado, Kansas)

NIACC placed 9th with 380 points

17. Wal Khat 25:41; 55. Zach Freund 26:49; 81. Blake Keller 27:15; 117. Jose Aguilera 27:47; 135. Colby Kraninger 28:02; 172. John Kraft 28:26; 249. Nick Frenz 30:41.

2017 (Fort Dodge, Iowa)

NIACC placed 18th with 480 points

7. Brian Jacques 25:13; 68. Blake Keller 26:51; 129. David Carter 27:31; 131. John Kraft 27:33; 162. Daniel Henniger 27:55; 187. Jacob Hansen 28:18; 253. Canyon Kuhlmann 29:22.

2018 (Garden City, Kan.)

NIACC placed 25th with 683 points

100. Gavin Connell 28:45; 132. Sam Pedelty 29:15; 173. Isaac Branstad 30:04; 176. Daniel Hennigar 30:06; 190. Grant Dieken 30:38; 207. Abdiaziz Wako 31:18; 217. Zane Miller 31:43.

WOMEN

2004 (El Paso, Texas)

128. Stacey Allen 22:47.

2005 (Lawrence, Kan.)

NIACC placed 20th

27. Elly Meyer 19:58; 100. Amber Wilde 21:47; 120. Stacey Allen 22:26; 145. Jamie Halfpop 23:21; 162. Leah Bruns 24:33; 181. Trudy Stensland 29:13.

2006 (El Paso, Texas)

138. Stacy Waddle 22:54; 178. Alyssa Ames 24:14; 186. Anna Schumacher 25:46; 198. Marcy Hyde 31:47.

2007 (Ina, Illinois)

NIACC placed 28th with 674 points

63. Kacy Nehowig 19:25; 78. Kelly Ipsen 19:40; 165. Magen Krones 21:16; 215. Steph Wedo 23;06; 233. Anna Schumacher 26:12.

2008 (Spartanburg, S.C.)

NIACC placed 18th with 499 points

69. Konnie Kiefer 20:27; 102. Monica Garcia 21:02; 130. Hannah Poolman 21:36; 134. Magen Krones 21:47; 139. Sarah Humphrey 22:01; 158. Emily Mujica 22:35; 186. Marielle Svardh 23:14.

2009 (Peoria, Ill.)

NIACC placed 20th with 510 points

58. Kalyn Kruckenberg 20:01; 90. Erin Lynn 20:38; 113. Konnie Kiefer 21:01; 144. Monica Garcia 21:30; 157. Hannah Poolman 21:49; 161. Marielle Svardh 21:57; 229. Robin Lacquement 24:06.

2010 (Spartanburg, S.C.)

NIACC placed 14th with 468 points

8. Anna Buenneke 18:22; 34. Kalyn Kruckenberg 19:19; 80. Ashley Ubbelohde 20:14; 187. Tanesha Edmond 22;00; 227. Michaela Fiser 22:45; 256. Heidi Hain 24:07; 279. Abby Zwanziger 26:02.

2011 (Hobbs, N.M.)

NIACC placed 15th with 461 points

2. Anna Buenneke 19:04; 74. Ashley Ubbelohde 21:23; 144. Emma Pogreba 22:30; 178. Tanesha Edmond 23:12; 179. Caila Jones 23:13; 226. Heidi Hain 24:19.

2012 (Ina, Ill.)

NIACC placed 24th with 658 points

75. Rachael Moore 20:21; 108. Emily Scharn 20:58; 115. Lindsay Brunson 21:04; 232. Stephanie Faught 23:01; 241. Rebecca Backer 23:12; 259. Martina Smith 23:37; 277. Emma Pogreba 24:43.

2013 (Fort Dodge, Iowa)

NIACC placed 13th with 408 points

6. Hannah Palmeter 18:32; 70. Lindsay Brunson 20:09; 101. Stephanie Faught 20:31; 151. Emily Scharn 21:11; 169. Nicolle Hewett 21:32; 254. BrandiAnn Daub 24:24; 268. Leta Jaquis 25:46.

2014 (Lubbock, Texas)

NIACC placed 13th with 398 points

3. Hannah Palmeter 17:51; 91. Nicolle Hewett 20:03; 98. Alyssa Cowan 20:11; 143. Lattie Crozier 20:51; 144. Kalama Towarap 20:51; 183. Emmorie Stokka 21:30; 201. Leta Jaquis 21:47.

2015 (Fort Dodge, Iowa)

NIACC placed 30th with 717 points

63. Jessica Blumberg 20:14; 132. Alyssa Cowan 21:11; 178. Emerson Sears 21:50; 208. Lattie Crozier 22:11; 227. Jordan Lane 22:36; 236. Kendra Schmidt 22:53; 273. Taylor Glawe 24:24.

2016 (El Dorado, Kansas)

NIACC placed 28th with 746 points

107. Kendra Schmidt 20:29; 156. Keisha Gonzague 21:08; 190. Amy Fullerton 21:35; 229. Guadalupe Diaz 22:15; 245. Cassy Bonsall 22:40.

2017 (Fort Dodge, Iowa)

NIACC placed 29th with 788 points

123. Julia Dunlavey 20:28; 163. Amy Fullerton 20:56; 190. Keisha Gonzague 21:30; 203. Rebekah Larson 21:46; 209. Ally Trager 21:51; 211. Tiffany Meyer 21:53; 257. Allison Steahr 22:57.

2018 (Garden City, Kan.)

NIACC placed 23rd with 594 points

62. Emma Davison 21:12; 115. Julia Dunlavey 21:58; 164. Ally Trager 22:44; 169. Cecelia Hemsworth 22:47; 175. Alana Wickering 22:50; 202. Caitlyn Regan 23:35; 260. Miricle Corbo 25:16.