By Sean Montgomery, Sports Information Student Assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College men's cross country team will travel to North Carolina this weekend to compete at the NCAA Southeast Regional Meet, hosted by Wingate University.
Ranked seventh in the latest U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Southeast Region Poll, the Bobcat men have had an outstanding season thus far. The team has placed within the top-five overall in three races; including a pair of second place finishes at the Furman Invitational and the Division II Georgia Collegiate Championships.
Head coach Steven Cary will send seven runners: James Ryden (Atlanta), Jim Galvin (Tucker), Joshua Warren (Fayetteville), Michael Warrick (Marietta), Paul McNeil (Dunwoody), Trevor Turner (Snellville), and Trent Johnson (Dacula).
McNeil has led the way for the Bobcats in the last two races, earning a third place finish at the Division II Georgia Collegiate Championships and a 17th-place finish at the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championships.
Not far behind have been classmates Warrick and Ryden. The pair has each finished within the top-25 in the last two races.
At last year's Southeast Regional, McNeil notched a top-25 finish with a time of 33:45, propelling the Bobcats to 10th-place out of the 23-team field.
The NCAA Southeast Regional Meet will feature top teams from the Southeast Region, with the top-three teams qualifying for the national championships.
Georgia College cross country will be back in action Nov. 7. The men are slated for an 11:45 start.
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