The Iowa Lakes Cross Country Teams host the ICCAC Region XI Championship on Friday, Oct. 24 on the Emmetsburg Campus of Iowa Lakes Community College. The women’s race is a 5k at 3 p.m. with the men running an 8k starting at 3:45 p.m.
There will be an Awards Banquet at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate the All-Conference Teams.
Head Coach David Peterson has been very pleased with the improvement of his athletes this season; especially on the women’s side, as shown at their most recent event where four of the women set personal best times.
“Our women are running extremely well. If they continue what they have been doing, we have a real chance of earning some conference awards,” said Coach Peterson.
This is the first time in over a decade that the Lakers have hosted a Regional Championship.
The NJCAA National Cross Country meet will be held on Nov. 8 in Lubbock, Texas.
Iowa Lakes men’s and women’s Basketball teams hold their annual Alumni games this Saturday, Oct. 25. The Youth Basketball/Drug Awareness Clinic kicks off the afternoon at 12 p.m. The clinic is open for kid’s kindergarten through eighth grade. The games start at 1 p.m. with the women playing first. The men are to follow at 2:15 p.m.
The alumni women’s team includes several former Lakers. They are Kelley Burton Moreno (2001-2003), Melissa Nath Leonard (1993-1995), Jenny Grems Nitchals (1997-1999), Sam Boje (2007-2009), and Sarah Willey Stokes (1999-2001).
The alumni men’s team includes Wendell Pelts (2010-2012), Mike Weems (2010-2011), Charles McNeal (2009-2011), Cody Dhyrkopp (2010-2011), Scott Stokes (1998-2000), Todd Hough (1996-1998), and Mark Miedema (2012-2013). Wendell and Charles were both First-Team All-Region, Scott was Second-Team All-Region, and Mike was an Honorable Mention All-Region selection as a Laker.
Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director, Troy Larson, is thrilled to be able to bring past Lakers back for this weekend.
“I’m very excited for our current team to get out in front of our crowd for the first time this year. I also enjoy welcoming the alumni back. It’s always fun to see familiar faces, and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone. It should be a competitive game. It really is a great day for basketball with the youth basketball clinic before the game,” said Coach Larson.
Iowa State Wins Classic Over Kansas in Five
AMES, Iowa Â? Iowa State and Kansas played one of the best Big 12 matches in recent memory, but the Cyclones came out on top 3-2 (18-25, 25-16, 25-17, 21-25, 15-12) Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum.
UNI Moves Past South Dakota State, 3-1
The University of Northern Iowa volleyball squad recorded a non-conference win over the South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Tuesday night at Frost Arena. The Panthers won by set scores of 25-19, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22.