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.

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