Carrollton Last Chance – Results

  • Bleckley County
    • Boys finished in 1st place in the AAAAA race with a total of 52 points.
    • Carl Ellis Corley finished in 7th place with a time of 18.33.
    • Girls finished in 3rd place in the AAAAA race with a total of 98 points.
    • Macy Moe finished in 7th place with a time of 22:42.
  • FPD
    • Boys finished in 24th place in the AAA-AAAA race with a total of 802 points.
    • Jack Yang finished in 185th place with a time of 22:49.
    • Abbie Burns finished in 117th place with a time of 28:27.
  • Howard HS
    • Boys finished 18th in the AAA-AAAA race with a total of 534 points.
    • Spencer Moon finished in 87th with a time of 19:42
    • Girls finished 14th in the AAA-AAAA race with a total of 396 points.
    • Jordan Rozier finished in 46th place with a time of 23:16.
  • Jones County
    • Boys finished 6th in the AAAAA race with a total of 127 points.
    • Dalton Carr finished in 25th with a time of 19:45.
    • Girls finished in 1st place in the AAAAA race with a total of 40 points.
    • Erin Leonard won the race with a time of 20:22.
  • Perry HS
    • Boys finished 13th in the AAA-AAAA race with a total of 373 points.
    • Tanner Reid finished in 16th place with a time 17:53.
    • Girls finished 9th in the AAA-AAAA race with a total of 244 points.
    • Tiffany Mountin finished 9th with a time of 21:19.
  • Veterans HS
    • Boys finished 6th in the AAA-AAAA race with a total of 191 points.
    • Michael Rowlands finished in 6th place with a time of 17:25.

Fort Valley Competes at their Conference meet

On 18 October, Fort Valley State University traveled to Rock Hill, SC for the SIAC Championships.  The men’s team finished 11th our of 14 schools with a total score of 294.

The fastest runner for FVSU was Julius Stroud who finished in 39th place with a time of 33:25.

The FVSU women finished 13th place in their race.  They ended up with 326 points.  The fastest Lady Wildcat was Holly Thomas who finished up in 56th place with a time of 28:40.

Full results are here.

Yost named athlete of the week for GCSU

Sophomore Katherine Yost (Norcross) of the Georgia College Women’s Cross Country team is the Bobcat Athlete of the Week for the week ending Oct. 25.

Yost shined at the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championships last Saturday in Dahlonega, finishing 16th of the 97 runners in the field.

The sophomore, competing in only her second race of the season, finished the 6K in 23:42, just three seconds off the mark from All-PBC status.

The 16th place finish is the highest finish from a Bobcat at the PBC Championships since Taylor Roeck finished 15th in 2012.

Yost’s 6K time at the PBC Championships is a personal record for the sophomore since joining the Bobcats from Division I University of Mississippi.

The Bobcat women placed eighth out of 12 teams at the meet with Yost leading the way. Yost and the Bobcats will continue their season Nov. 7 at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships in Wingate, North Carolina.

GCSU Men 7th in Regional poll

The Georgia College men’s cross country team landed the seventh spot in the latest U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Southeast Region rankings released Tuesday.

The Bobcat men continue to have a solid season, placing fourth overall at the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championship on Saturday in Oakwood, Georgia. Led by a trio of seniors in Paul McNeil (Dunwoody), Michael Warrick (Marietta) and James Ryden (Atlanta), the team finished with an average time of 27:27 in the 8K run.

With the finish, Georgia College has now placed within the top-five overall in three races; including a second place finish at both the Furman Invitational and the Division II Georgia Collegiate Championships.

The Bobcat men are among six PBC schools ranked within the top-10 in the Southeast Region. In addition to Georgia College, UNC Pembroke, Augusta University, Columbus State University, Flagler College and Young Harris College all remain ranked.

Georgia College cross country will be back in action Nov. 7 as the team travels to Wingate, North Carolina to compete at the at the NCAA Southeast Regional Meet. 

GCSU runs well at Peach Belt Conference Championships

The Georgia College men’s cross country team had a strong finish at the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championships in Oakwood, Ga. Saturday. Having two runners finish within the top-20 overall, the team placed fourth.

The Georgia College runners packed together well. Five men finished within the 28th minute.

Three seniors finished at the top of the team roster, with Paul McNeil (Dunwoody) once again leading the Bobcat men to the finish line. McNeil placed 17thoverall with a time of 27:06 in the 8K run.

Not far behind, two seconds to be exact, was Michael Warrick (Marietta). With a time of 27:08, Warrick sprinted through the finish line in 18th place.

James Ryden (Atlanta) followed in 22nd place with a time of 27:18.

Following the seniors were freshman Trent Johnson (Dacula) and sophomore Jim Galvin (Tucker). Johnson finished in 35th, running his third-fastest time of the season at 27:49. Galvin finished with a time of 27:53, placing just three spots behind in 38th.

The Bobcat team finished fourth overall, improving three spots from last year’s seventh-place finish. The fourth slot is the best for the Georgia College men since taking runner-up honors in 2006.

Including the PBC Championships, the Bobcat men have seen three top-five finishes on the season. The team placed second at both the Furman Invitational and the Georgia Division II Collegiate Championships.

Georgia College cross country will be back in action Nov. 7 as the team travels to Wingate, North Carolina to compete at the at the NCAA Southeast Regional Meet.

The Georgia College women’s cross country team traveled to Oakwood Saturday to compete in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championships. The team placed eighth overall, matching their finish from last season.

Sophomore Katherine Yost (Norcross) led the way for the Bobcat women, placing 16th overall with a time of 23:43. The time for Yost was her best in a Georgia College uniform, after finishing with a time of 24:24 at the Georgia Division II Collegiate Championships earlier this month.

Senior Rachel Pasko (Jefferson) finished in 27th place with a time of 24:20, good for her best time of the season. She shaved 30 seconds off of the 24:57 mark she set at the Furman Invitational.

Three Bobcat women packed close together, finishing within the 25 minute mark. Sophomore Rebecca Winslow (Lawrenceville) placed 56th with a time of 25:12, classmate Caroline Williams (Suwanee) placed 50th with a time of 25:32 and sophomore Abbey Jordan (Milton) placed 53rd with a time of 25:55. With the time, Williams posted her second-fastest effort of the year. 

Georgia College cross country will be back in action Nov. 7 as the team travels to Wingate, North Carolina to compete at the at the NCAA Southeast Regional Meet.

Full results here

GCAA Conference Championships – NJCAA Region 17 results

Today at the Children’s Industrial Home in Macon, GA, the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association held their conference meet.  This also doubled as the NJCAA Region 17 regional meet.

The men’s race started in perfect October weather for running.  Nathan Dukes of South Georgia State College was 1st over the 8k course with a time of 27:42.  Four of his teammates secured spots 2,3,4,and 6 for a total of 16 points and the team Championship.

Central Georgia Technical College was paced by Eddie Stafford who finished in 5th place with a time of 29:46.  CGTC finished 2nd overall.

On the women’s race Oxford College of Emery University dominated the race with 4 or the top 8 spots.  As a club team they were not able to count for scoring in the conference championship.  They were led by Heather Beavers who ran the 5k course in 22.05.

CGTC had the fasted individual runner for the GCAA with Shambria Smith who had a time of 23:53.

The team title was won by South Georgia State College.

The Georgia Military College women’s team finished their team season today.

The Lady Bulldogs were led today by Carrie Kirkwood who ran a PR2015-10-24 08.58.16 in the most important meet of the season.  She was followed by Jacqueline Jones.  Jassmine Stevens and Sam McLeod also set PR’s today.  Ashleigh Floody was the other runner today and she also ran a PR.  The ladies worked so hard this year and were rewarded with a 2nd place finishing in the GCAA Conference race.  They also placed 1st in the NJCAA Region 17 Division III standings.

The Lady Bulldogs will be sending two runners to compete in the NJCAA National Cross Country Championships in Stanley Park just outside of Westfield, MA.  Nina Skinner and Jacqueline Jones will represent the school well.

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Carrie Kirkwood in stride approaching the finish line.

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Jacqueline Jones with 2nd place for GMC.

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Jassmine Stevens holding off a South Georgia runner at the finish.

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Carrie Kirkwood and Jacqueline Jones of GMC are joined by Aleshin Merriweeather and Shambra Smith of CGTC and Laura Parsley and Madison Smith of South Georgia

Carrie Kirkwood and Jacqueline Jones of GMC are joined by Aleshia Merriweather and Shambra Smith of CGTC and Laura Parsley and Madison Smith of South Georgia

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The Lady Bulldogs finished 2nd in the GCAA Conference and were first in the NJCAA Region 17 Division III. Left to right: Carrie Kirkwood, Jacqueline Jones, Samantha McLeod, Ashleigh Floody, and Jassmine Stevens.

GCSU readies for Peach Belt Championships

The Georgia College women’s cross country team will travel to Gainesville Saturday, Oct. 24 to compete in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championships hosted by the University of North Georgia.

Led by lone senior Rachel Pasko (Jefferson), the team has built on the success seen early in the season.  Pasko aided in propelling the team to an 11th place finish at the Furman Invitational.

The Bobcat women have run well thus far, closing out the regular season with a third place team finish at the Georgia Division II Collegiate Championships Oct. 10.

The team notched three top-15 finishes: Katherine Yost (Norcross) finished eighth, Rebecca Winslow (Lawrenceville) finished 12th, and Pasko finished 14th.

Georgia College has seen an eighth place finish in two consecutive seasons at the PBC Championships. In last season’s race, Pasko set a personal best in the 6K with a time of 22:37.

Hosted by the North Georgia, the race will begin at 9 a.m.  You can watch streaming of the entire race at http://www.ustream.tv/peachbeltconference.

Full story here.

The Georgia College men’s cross country team will head to the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus Saturday, Oct. 24 to compete in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championships.

The Georgia College team has had an excellent season, reaching as high as fourth in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Southeast Region Poll.

The Bobcat men have garnered two second-place finishes on the season; including second out of the non-Division I teams at the Furman Invitational and second at the Georgia Division II Collegiate Championships.

Outstanding seniors lead Georgia College: James Ryden (Atlanta), Paul McNeil (Dunwoody) and Michael Warrick (Marietta).

Ryden ran the second fastest 8K in school history with a time of 26:03 at the Furman Invitational.

McNeil, the holder of the fastest 8K time at 25:28, set the record last season at the PBC Championships. He also finished third out of 86 competitors at the Division II Collegiate Championships earlier this month. Warrick finished sixth in the same event.

Georgia College took seventh place out of 10 in last season’s PBC Championship. Their best finish at the event came in 2006, earning a runner-up spot.

Hosted by the University of North Georgia, the race will begin at 9:45 a.m.  You can watch streaming of the entire race athttp://www.ustream.tv/peachbeltconference .

Full Story here.

GCSU places runners on All Peach Belt Academic team

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Georgia College men’s cross country team had two runners selected to the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) All-Academic Team which was revealed Wednesday. The team recognizes outstanding performance in the classroom as well as on the field.

James Ryden (Atlanta) and Thomas Templeman (Snellville) were the two names selected to represent Georgia College.

Ryden, a senior psychology major with a minor in chemistry, posted a 3.83 grade point average (GPA) throughout his career. This accomplishment marks the third consecutive year that he has been named to the PBC All-Academic Team after posting a 4.00 GPA in 2014 and a 3.90 GPA in 2015.

Templeman, a sophomore exercise science major, has a 3.45 GPA for his career. This is the first time that he has been named to the team.

The duo has also put together an impressive season, helping to lead the Bobcat men to as high as fourth in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)  Southeast Region Poll.

The Bobcat team will be back in action Saturday, Oct. 24 as they compete for the PBC Championship in Dahlonega, Georgia.

Read full story here.

The Georgia College women’s cross country team saw six runners selected to the 2015 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) All-Academic Team released Wednesday. The award recognizes the student-athletes for their outstanding performances in the classroom and on the course.

Leading the way for the Bobcat women was Rachel Pasko (Jefferson). The senior biology major, with a minor in chemistry, listed a 3.85 cumulative grade point average (GPA) for her career. She has the highest GPA on the team. Pasko has earned a spot on the All-Academic Team in each of her three eligible seasons.

Following Pasko are five sophomores, making the team in their first year of eligibility for selection. Brittney Schwind (Suwanee), Abbey Jordan (Milton),Madison Stokes (Macon), Caroline Williams (Suwanee) and Mariah Maring (Lawrenceville).

Schwind, an English major with a minor in Spanish, has a 3.79 GPA. Jordan, a pre-nursing major, has a 3.76 GPA. Stokes, a community health major with a minor in physical education, has a 3.70 GPA. Williams, a community health major, has a 3.63 GPA. Maring, a business major, has a 3.36 GPA.

The six honorees marks the most in any single season for Bobcat women’s cross country. In the eight years of honoring these academic stars, the Bobcat women’s cross country team has now put 26 on the list.

The team is part of a season-long program recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of PBC student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the field. To be eligible for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must 1) participate in at least half of his/her team’s events and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and 3) completed at least one full academic year at his or her current institution.

In addition to their exceptional performance in the classroom, each has contributed to a successful season thus far. The Bobcat women placed third overall at the Division II Georgia Collegiate Championships hosted at the Council Farm Course Saturday, Oct. 10.

The Bobcat team will be back in action Saturday, Oct. 24 as they compete for the PBC Championship at the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus.

Read full story here.

Baldwin County Run – Results

With the relaxing of the rules between GISA and GHSA two years ago, an idea was created to have a cross country race with all of the High Schools in Baldwin County.  In 2014, it did not work out, but on 20 October the dream came to fruition.  At the Walter B Williams Recreation Department, Baldwin High School, Georgia Military Academy Prep School and John Milledge Academy came together for the first of what hopes to be an annual event.  Each school participated in the organization and planning of the event on what turned out to be a great day of racing for the kids.

The Middle School boys teams ran first.  JMA did not have a MS runner in the race due to injury.  Oak Hill MS and GMC squared off on what proved to be a very fast 2 mile double looped course.

Colin McCabe of GMC won the race with a time of 12:18.  GMC took top honors while Oak Hill was 2nd.

In the MS girls race, GMC, Oak Hill and 1 runner from JMA competed.  Once again GMC won the team race over Oak Hill.  Emma Nelson of GMC turned in the fastest time at 14:15.

The HS boys race saw GMC and Baldwin tie for 1st with JMA in third.  Hunter Kimball of GMC won the race with a time of 17:23.  He set a new GMC school record in the process.  Badlwin won the tiebreaker and won the trophy.

The HS girls race saw JMA emerge victorious on the team level with Nekebah Smith of Baldwin HS winning the race with a time of 22:45.

Great race and a great season for all the teams.  All teams will be entering their region/area races this upcoming week.  Good luck to all.

High School races 19-24 October

As the season winds down and teams get ready for Area/Regional races and state races, there are a few more small races to get tuned up.

20 October

Baldwin County Run – This will be the first time ever that Baldwin, JMA, GMC, and Sinclair Christian Academy have ever competed in the same event together.

Middle Georgia Cross Country Relay Meet – Hosted by Bleckley County

GISA Region 4AA Cross Country Championships – Hosted by Brentwood

24 October

Carrollton Last Chance – the annual race before the State race on the course.  Local teams will be present

  • Bleckley County
  • FPD
  • Howard HS
  • Jones County
  • Perry HS
  • Veterans HS