Mercer Julius Johnson Invitational – GCSU perspectiveRe

GCSU split their squad, with a portion going to Minnesota and some of the men’s team journeying down the road from Milledgeville to Macon to run in the Julius Johnson Invitational.

The team had a strong showing, placing first out of the three non-Division I teams at the meet in the 8k run.

Three Georgia College runners had finished up prior to the lead runner for the next non-Division I team.

Sophomore Jim Galvin (Tucker) led the way for the Bobcat men, placing first overall with a time of 28:05. Freshmen Austin Campbell (Cumming) and Brian Skoglind (Cumming) were not far behind. Campbell finished second with a time of 28:40 and Skoglind finished third with a time of 28:52.

This was Campbell’s first participation in a competitive meet this season and Skoglind finished just six seconds off of his personal record.

Tommy Templeman (Snellville) and Daniel Sexton (Cumming) rounded out the finishes for the men as they placed fifth and seventh, respectively. Templeman finished with a time of 29:14 and Sexton finished with a time of 29:43.

Overall, Georgia College placed ahead of Georgia Military College and Central Georgia Technical College with an average time of 28:55.

The next meet for the Bobcat men will be Saturday, Oct. 10 as they participate in the Division II Georgia Collegiate Championships, a Bobcat home meet on the new Council Farm Course.

Full report here.

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