MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Paced by four runners in the top-10, the Georgia College Men's Cross Country team took runner-up honors at their home race, the Bobcat Invitational Saturday.
Leading the charge was senior Collin Silliman (Douglasville), crossing the line in seventh at 26:04, beginning a run of four-straight finishers for the Bobcats. Second on the team and eighth overall in the 93-runner field was sophomore Quillian Holland (Dublin) crossing the line in personal-best effort of 26:10.
The Bobcats got a 26:13 effort from senior Shawn Olmstead (Buford) in ninth, and rookie Jack Rhodes (Roswell) took 10th in 26:13, a personal-best. The final counting time came from sophomore Thomas Hall (Fayetteville) 23rd overall at 27:32, setting a personal record for Hall.
The Bobcats had 57 team points, 20 behind the top squad in Columbus State University. Tusculum University finished just one point behind the Bobcats. The individual race champion was the University of West Georgia's Solomon Komen in 25:07, 28 seconds ahead of the field.
The Bobcats finished ahead of Peach Belt Conference (PBC) opponents in Clayton State University, Lander University, Young Harris College, and Georgia Southwestern State University.
GC Men's Cross Country is back in action Saturday, Oct. 26 at the PBC Championship in Lumberton, North Carolina.
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