The Georgia College women’s cross country team participated in the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday morning in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The team placed 33rd overall in the 5K Division II race.
The Bobcat women ran with an average team time of 27:14, led by sophomore runner Rebecca Winslow (Lawrenceville, Georgia). Winslow finished with a time of 25:44 and placed 107thoverall.
Senior Rachel Pasko (Jefferson, Georgia) completed the race just a minute after Winslow, with a time of 26:43 in 167th.
The rest of the Bobcat women were packed more closely during the race. Sophomore Abbey Jordan (Milton, Georgia) finished 204th with a time of 27:51, sophomore Brittany Schwind (Suwanee, Georgia) finished 209th with a time of 27:56 and sophomore Mariah Maring (Lawrenceville, Georgia) finished 211th with a time of 27:57.
“I’m proud of the effort our folks put forth today,” said head coach Steven Cary. “This might be the toughest course many of them will ever run. We came to compete against some of the best teams in the country. The women fought hard and they built a lot of character today.”
Of the teams in front of the Bobcats in today’s action, two appear in the most recent National Rankings. No. 12 University of Minnesota-Duluth won the race, and No. 8 University of Mary finished fifth.
The next meet for the Bobcat women will be Saturday, Oct. 10 as they host the Division II Georgia Collegiate Championships, a Bobcat home meet on the new Council Farm Course.
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