By Sean Montgomery, Sports Information Student Assistant
NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Georgia College men's cross country team landed the seventh spot in the latest U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Southeast Region rankings released Tuesday.
The Bobcat men continue to have a solid season, placing fourth overall at the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championship on Saturday in Oakwood, Georgia. Led by a trio of seniors in Paul McNeil (Dunwoody), Michael Warrick (Marietta) and James Ryden (Atlanta), the team finished with an average time of 27:27 in the 8K run.
With the finish, Georgia College has now placed within the top-five overall in three races; including a second place finish at both the Furman Invitational and the Division II Georgia Collegiate Championships.
The Bobcat men are among six PBC schools ranked within the top-10 in the Southeast Region. In addition to Georgia College, UNC Pembroke, Augusta University, Columbus State University, Flagler College and Young Harris College all remain ranked.
Georgia College cross country will be back in action Nov. 7 as the team travels to Wingate, North Carolina to compete at the at the NCAA Southeast Regional Meet.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 11 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at @GCBobcats on social media for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit GCBobcats.PhotoReflect.com to purchase photo prints from home athletic contests.