FORT BENNING, Ga. - Katherine Yost (Norcross) topped an 89-runner field and cruised to the first Peach Belt Conference (PBC) title in school history Saturday morning at Fort Benning, finishing with a time of 17:18 and leading the Bobcats to a third-place conference finish among the 11-teams in attendance.
Yost's 17:18 run is the fastest in the PBC this season and breaks her own school 5k record by 51 seconds. The PBC Runner of the Year earns All-PBC status for her finish, as well as a spot in the NCAA Regional Tournament.
Following Yost for the Bobcats, Sydney Brown (Canton) finished 21st with a personal-best time of 19:03:8, placing her just ahead of Tessa Allen (Atlanta) who finished 22nd with a personal-best time of 19:04:7.
Trailing Allen was Grace Lynch (Lawrenceville), who picked up a 24th place finish with a personal-best time of 19:07:6.
Rounding out the scoring for the Bobcats was Rebecca Winslow (Lawrenceville), who placed 31st with a personal-best time of 19:17:3.
The Bobcats' third-place finish is three spots higher than the team's performance in last year's PBC Championship.
The NCAA Southeast Regional will be held Saturday, Nov. 4 in Wingate, North Carolina.
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