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Iowa Central women take home 2011 DI XC Championship
 November 12, 2011

Photos courtesy NMJC PR and Marketing Department

Hobbs, N.M. – Iowa Central Community College claimed the women's team title at the 2011 NJCAA Division I Cross Country Championships Saturday, Nov. 12th in Hobbs, N.M. The event was hosted by New Mexico Junior College at Ocotillo Golf Course and featured over 750 student-athletes from 72 different NJCAA member colleges.

Three Iowa Central runners were among the first the cross the finish line. Jodi Miller was fifth (19:46.67), Aden Alemu was 12th (19:56.66) and Fiona McKenna came in 14th (20:05.42). ICCC finished with 84 total team points in front of Central Arizona College (91), El Paso Community College, Texas (105), South Plains College, Texas (152) and Macomb Community College, Mich. (153).

South Plains' Natoya Goule improved upon her second place finish at last year's championship by claiming first place, crossing the finish line nearly 20 seconds ahead of the field (18:45.16). The victory is Goule's seventh NJCAA national title in cross country and track.

Anna Buenneke of North Iowa Area Community College was second overall (19:04.14) followed by Darrensira Lott of South Plains (19:07.44).

The national championship is the third for Iowa Central's women's cross country program (2007, 2008, 2011).

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NOTE: *1-5 finishers = First-Team All-Americans; 6-10 = Second-Team All-Americans; 11-15 = Honorable Mention All-Americans





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