The Georgia College Men’s Cross Country team had to wait an extra day than originally planned due to tropical storms along the coast, but still started the season on the right foot Saturday morning, topping Armstrong State University in a dual race on the road. The Bobcats dominated, topping the Pirates 22-33.
Sophomore Austin Campbell (Cumming) ran a 17:27, good for fourth overall, while fellow sophomore Joshua Warren (Fayetteville) added a sixth-place finish at 17:43. Rounding out the scoring five for the Bobcats was rookie Andrew Cowick (Bogart) in seventh at 18:19.
Armstrong’s Henning Schein won the race at 16:27.
Freshman Anna Tipton (Hartwell) couldn’t have started her career for Georgia College much better than she did Saturday morning, winning a dual race at Armstrong State University, powering the Bobcats to a victory over the Pirates, 23-32.
Tipton blistered the 5K course in 20:39, a full 40 seconds in front of the field.
Second on the team and third overall was freshman Madison Bowers (Cumming) crossing the line in 21:27. Junior Brittney Schwind (Suwanee) was next at 22:10, with rookie Sarah Breeden (Decatur) just four seconds behind in fifth. Rounding out the scorers for the Bobcats was sophomore Sarah Willis (Tifton)adding a 10th place finish at 24:20.
The top finisher for the first-year Pirate women’s cross country program was Kaylee Bromell in second place at 20:39.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Sept. 10 hosting the Bobcat Invitational on the Council Farm Course.