MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College men’s cross country team had an excellent day Saturday as they placed second overall at the Georgia Division II Collegiate Championships. The inaugural meet hosted 11 schools from around the state of Georgia at the new Council Farm Course in Milledgeville.
With an average team time of 26:43 in the 8K run, the Bobcat men placed second overall, just 11 points behind Columbus State University. Two Georgia College runners individually placed within the top-10 overall.
Leading the team for the first time this year, senior Paul McNeil (Dunwoody) placed third overall with a time of 25:57, just 29 seconds off of his personal best time set last season at the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championships.
Not far behind was senior Michael Warrick (Marietta) who placed sixth overall with a time of 26:31. Warrick was also just seconds off of his personal best time of 26:12 set in 2014.
Behind the two senior runners, two freshmen set records and had a huge impact on the overall team success. Joshua Warren (Fayetteville) came across the finish line in 12th place at 26:56 and Trent Johnson (Dacula) trailed closely behind in 14th at 27:03. Each set a personal best in the 8K race. Rounding out the top-five for GC Cross Country was James Ryden (Atlanta) in 15th overall at 27:07.
Being the inaugural Council Farm race, a new 8K course record was set by Matthew Biwott from Young Harris College with a time of 25:33.
The Bobcat men will be back in action Saturday Oct. 24 as they compete for the PBC Championship in Dahlonega.
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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. –The Georgia College women’s cross country team placed third at the Georgia Division II Collegiate Championships Saturday that was held at the Council Farm Course in Milledgeville, Ga. The 6K race featured 10 schools from around the state of Georgia.
Led by a top-10 finish from redshirt sophomore Katherine Yost (Norcross), the Bobcat women finished with an average team time of 25:06. Yost, in her first race as a Bobcat, placed eighth overall with a time of 24:26.
Two other Georgia College runners finished within the top-15 overall.
Sophomore runners Caroline Williams (Suwanee) and Brittney Schwind (Suwanee) also had strong races. Williams finished in 18th place with a time of 25:24 and Schwind completed her best 6K race of the season so far, finishing in 26th place with a time of 26:12.
The third place overall finish for the Bobcat women was the best of the season, replacing the previous best of 11th set at the Furman Invitational on Sept. 12.
Being the inaugural 6K race at the Council Farm Course, the new course record was set by Nancy Murgor from Young Harris College at 22:28.
The Bobcat women will be back in action Oct. 24 as they compete for the Peach Belt Conference Championship in Dahlonega, Ga.
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