SCAD Atlanta Invitational (GMC Perspective)

On Friday 2 October the GMC men’s and women’s cross country teams travel led to Newnan, GA to participate in the SCAD Atlanta Invitational.  The course was on a relatively flat course that generally went downhill for the first part of the race, then uphill for the latter part of the race.  The following schools had runners at the race.

  1. SCAD Atlanta
  2. University of West Georgia
  3. Point University
  4. Rhinhardt University
  5. Georgia Southwestern
  6. Oxford College of Emory University
  7. Clark Atlanta
  8. Georgia Military College
  9. Brewton Parker
  10. Georgia Highlands College
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Nina Skinner on here way to her best race of the season.

The ladies ran first and ran very well.  Sophomore Nina Skinner finished in 1st place for the team and set a new personal record for herself with 24:34.

Freshman Jacqueline Jones also ran a personal record and finished with a 24:58.  Congratulations to both ladies who also qualified for the NJCAA Division III National Championships with these runs.

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Left to right. Jacqueline Jones, Nina Skinner, Ashley Floody, Sam McLeod and Carrie Kirkwood.

The GMC Women’s team finished in 7th place.  Four of the five runners set new personal records for themselves.  It was a really good race for them.

The lady Bulldog’s will next run on 16 October at the Columbus State University Classic.

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GMC men’s team before the race.

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Kendall Gordon running well and leading a pack of runners.

After the ladies took to the course, the GMC men followed.  Freshmen John Dougherty continued his great season as he ended up in 5th place overall with a 8k time of 28:58.  His twin brother, Adam Dougherty ran the course in a personal record of 29:30 and ended up in 12th place overall.  Other scoring runners for GMC were Philip Friedrich in 28th place, Evan Soggs in 33rd place and Nicholas Squall in 35th place.  The men’s team finished in 4th place, losing only to some very strong 4 year schools, while beating every other NJCAA school and two 4 year schools.  It was a great race for both the men’s and women’s team.  Like the GMC women, the men will run next at the Columbus State University Classic on 16 October.

Full results for both races are found here.

Sam McLeod crossing the line with a new PR.

Sam McLeod crossing the line with a new PR.

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Alex Garvin keeping pace.


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