Bobcat Men’s Cross Country Prepares for Conference Championship

Bobcat Men’s Cross Country Prepares for Conference Championship

By Sean Montgomery, Sports Information Student Assistant

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College men's cross country team will head to the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus Saturday, Oct. 24 to compete in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championships.

The Georgia College team has had an excellent season, reaching as high as fourth in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Southeast Region Poll.

The Bobcat men have garnered two second-place finishes on the season; including second out of the non-Division I teams at the Furman Invitational and second at the Georgia Division II Collegiate Championships.

Outstanding seniors lead Georgia College: James Ryden (Atlanta), Paul McNeil (Dunwoody) and Michael Warrick (Marietta).

Ryden ran the second fastest 8K in school history with a time of 26:03 at the Furman Invitational.

McNeil, the holder of the fastest 8K time at 25:28, set the record last season at the PBC Championships. He also finished third out of 86 competitors at the Division II Collegiate Championships earlier this month. Warrick finished sixth in the same event.

Georgia College took seventh place out of 10 in last season's PBC Championship. Their best finish at the event came in 2006, earning a runner-up spot.

Hosted by the University of North Georgia, the race will begin at 9:45 a.m.  You can watch streaming of the entire race at http://www.ustream.tv/peachbeltconference .

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