Bobcat Women Put Three on All-PBC, Take Fourth at Conference Race

Sophomore Sydney Brown, sophomore Tessa Allen and junior Rachel Boulineau
Sophomore Sydney Brown, sophomore Tessa Allen and junior Rachel Boulineau

BEECH ISLAND, S.C. – The Georgia College Women's Cross Country team took fourth at the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championship Saturday, with a school-record three runners earning All-PBC status.

Junior Rachel Boulineau (Canton, Georgia) and sophomores Tessa Allen (Atlanta, Georgia) and Sydney Brown (Canton, Georgia) each brought in All-PBC placing, the first time for each of the three runners. The only prior time GC Women's Cross Country had more than one All-PBC placer was 2007 for both Bonnie Ueltzen and Dani Destiche.  

Boulineau finished 12th in the 82-runner field, completing the 5K in 19:05, tying for the seventh-best time in school history and beating a personal record. Allen came in a slot behind in 19:07.4, while Brown took 14th in 19:07.8, both times tying for ninth in the program recordbooks.

Fourth on the team and 29th overall was junior Kaitlyn Griffith (Cumming, Georgia) at 19:50, and classmate Maddy Howe (Dacula, Georgia) rounded out the scorers in 31st at 19:54.

The Bobcats had 95 team points, just 15 out of third place and Columbus State University. Flagler College won the team title with 46 points, and Flagler runner Heloise Duffie de Tassigny was individual champion as well in 18:18.

GC Women's Cross Country is back in action Saturday, Nov. 17 at the NCAA Southeast Regional in Dahlonega, Georgia.

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