GC Men’s Cross Country Takes Seventh at PBC Championship

GC Men’s Cross Country Takes Seventh at PBC Championship

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Men's Cross Country team hosted the 2016 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championships Saturday morning, taking seventh in the 10-team race, with freshman sensation Collin Silliman (Douglasville) leading the way again by taking 16th overall.

Silliman ran the 8K in 26:00 to take 16th among 86 runners, coming just 0.4 from a top-15 spot and All-PBC status. The Bobcat freshman led the team for the fifth-straight race, as his time ranks fourth in school history.

Second on the squad and 28th overall was freshman Shawn Olmstead (Buford) at 26:32. Junior Jim Galvin (Tucker) crossed the line next in 35th place, posting a 26:44 time.

The final two scoring runners posted personal-best efforts, as sophomore Joshua Warren (Fayetteville) finished just two slots later in 37th at 26:46, while classmate Austin Campbell (Cumming) battled for 41st place in 27:08.

Flagler College won the team race despite not having a runner in the top five spots, finishing with 56 points. They topped runners-up the University of Montevallo by 32 points. The Bobcats finished with 157 points, just three behind sixth-place Young Harris College and six behind fifth place Columbus State University. YHC's Tim Asis won the individual race, breaking the tape in 24:42, beating his own course record.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Nov. 5 at the NCAA Southeast Regional in Montevallo, Alabama.

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