MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Men's Cross Country program and head coach Steven Cary have added three newcomers for the 2018 season.
All three Peach State runners bring impressive resumes from high school distance running.
"I'm really excited about the potential of this incoming freshman class," said Cary. "They've all run well at the high school level, but all appear to have more to give. I also sense a strong leadership quality about this group. I suspect that we'll see these guys making an immediate impact for us this fall, both on and off the course."
Lance Underwood (Blairsville) joins Bobcat Nation after graduating from Union County High. He owns a personal best of 15:58 in the 5K, as well as a 10:10 in the 3200m on the track. A four-time All-Region honoree in cross country, he owns two top-10 finishes in the state meet. Underwood plans to major in physics.
Thomas Hall (Fayetteville) ran a 16:10 5K at Whitewater High. He's posted a 1:59 in the 800m, a 4:27 in the 1600m and a 9:37 in the 3200m.
Posting a 15:45 personal best in the 5K, best among this trio, is Quillian Holland (Dublin), coming from Trinity Christian School. Holland has also shown a 1:59 in the 800m, a 4:27 in the 1600m and a 9:37 in the 3200m. Holland plans to major in psychology.
The Bobcat men took third in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championship in 2017, adding a ninth place finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional. The Bobcats return a trio of All-PBC runners in juniors Shawn Olmstead (Buford) and Collin Silliman (Douglasville) as well as sophomore Brennan Silliman (Douglasville).
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