The Georgia College men’s cross country team earned its highest regional ranking in the history of the program Tuesday coming off of a strong performance at the Furman Invitational in Greenville, South Carolina over the weekend. The Bobcats are positioned fifth in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Southeast Region.
Led by Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Runner of the Week James Ryden (Atlanta, Georgia), who posted the second-best 8K time in school history at 26:03, the team placed ninth overall and were the second-best non-Division I team at the Furman Classic this past weekend. Georgia College trailed only Division II Lee University who finished in eighth place.
With the excellent finish, the Bobcat men went from being an unranked squad to ranked fifth best in the Southeast Region.
Georgia College is one of three teams from the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) to be ranked among the top five in the region; with the two other schools being third-ranked Columbus State University and fourth-ranked UNC Pembroke.
The next event for the Bobcat men is when they travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota Saturday, Sept. 16 for the Roy Griak Invitational.