FORT DODGE – The NIACC men placed third at the NJCAA Division I national half marathon championships Tuesday morning with 32 points.
Iowa Central was the half-marathon national champion with 15 points and Cloud County CC was second with 20 points.
NIACC, which won the NJCAA Division II national cross country championship on Saturday, was led by freshman Melvin Kipkemboi, who placed eighth in a school record time of 1 hour, 10 minutes and 57 seconds. Kipkemboi broke the school record of 1:12.37 held by Sapolai Yao in 2012.
Also scoring for the Trojans were Vicente Correia, who was 11th in 1:11.49, and Jalen Petersen, who was 15th in a personal best 1:13.01.
Also for the Trojans, Richard Marcoux was 25th in 1:16.29 and Stephen Ringo was 35th in a personal best time of 1:20.19. Running unattached for the Trojans was Caleb Sledd, who was 29th in 1:17.06
CEDAR FALLS — The Iowa High School Athletic Association announced on Tuesday that in response to Governor Reynolds’ updated public health emergency proclamation issued on Monday that attendance at this week’s state football championship games will now be limited to two tickets per participating athlete. About 2400 fans were allowed at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls for the semifinal round last week. The association says spectators can only be present for the game that their student-athlete is a participant, face coverings will be required and social distancing efforts will be in effect.
IOWA CITY — The Iowa Hawkeyes open the second half of the season on Saturday with a visit to Penn State. After opening 0-2 the Hawkeyes have posted beck-to-back blowout victories.
That’s Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz who says the Hawkeyes are not fooled by Penn State’s 0-4 record.
Ferentz says there is no reason for the Hawkeyes to take this game lightly.
Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 2:30, with the pre-game at 12:30 on KGLO. Tonight on KGLO, it’s Hawk Talk starting at 6:30.
AMES — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell hopes experience will help the Cyclones finish strong. After struggling in November a year ago the 17th ranked Cyclones control their own destiny in the Big 12 as they get set to host Kansas State.
Campbell says a lot of factors go into a strong finish.
Campbell says overcoming adversity is especially important this season.
Iowa State officials announced on Tuesday that they will limit attendance at Saturday’s game to just families and guests of student-athletes and staff, a similar situation to their first game of the season. Iowa State’s ticket office will provide refund options for football tickets at the end of the season.