NIACC's Irakoze places 8th at time trial

NIACC's Whitney Martin and Janvier Irakoze both placed in the top 10 at Friday's regional time trial in Ottumwa.
NIACC's Whitney Martin and Janvier Irakoze both placed in the top 10 at Friday's regional time trial in Ottumwa.

OTTUMWA - NIACC freshman Janvier Irakoze placed eighth at the NJCAA Region XI time trial on Friday.

Irakoze covered the five kilometers on the Cedar Creek Golf Course in a time of 16:45. Iowa Western's Shawn Kiptoo won the time trial in 15:39.

Also for the Trojans, sophomore Sam Pedelty was 17th in 17:48, Ben Ellis was 21st in 17:53, Paul Roehr was 27th (18:17), Ellis Regan was 39th (18:37) and Alexander Levad was 71st in 21:19.

NIACC was fifth in the team standings with 109 points. Iowa Western won the time trial with 24 points and Iowa Central was second with 80 points.