Silliman Brothers Run to All-Region as Bobcat Men’s Cross Country Take Eighth

Junior Collin Silliman
Junior Collin Silliman

OAKWOOD, Ga. – The Georgia College Men's Cross Country team finished eighth at the NCAA Southeast Regional, with the Silliman brothers both running to All-Region status.

Junior Collin Silliman (Douglasville) finished the 10K in 32:30, good for 13th, while sophomore Brennan Silliman (Douglasville) took 20th in 32:46.

The Bobcats were eighth with 199 points, just four from the tie for sixth.

Junior Shawn Olmstead (Buford) was third on the team and 44th in the 151-runner field, crossing the line in 34:00. Rookie Quillian Holland (Dublin) responded well to his first NCAA Regional, taking 57th in 34:23.

Rounding out the scoring finishes was another rookie in Lance Underwood (Blairsville), as the Bobcat freshman finished in 34:37, good for 65th.

Queens University took the team title with 34 points, topping the University of Mount Olive by 44. The individual champion was Joshua Chepkesir from the UNC Pembroke, breaking the tape in 31:09.

The race brings a close to the season for Bobcat Men's Cross Country, a year in which they had three top-five finishes, including a fourth-place finish at the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championships. The Silliman brothers both ran to All-PBC status, while Olmstead was the PBC's Elite-15 Award winner for top GPA.

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