Bobcat Women’s Cross Country Starts New Season Friday

Junior Michaela Davis
Junior Michaela Davis

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Georgia College Women's Cross Country is poised for another great season in 2019, with Interim Head Coach Matt Sutton taking over the reins of the program.

The Bobcats had strong finishes throughout last season, including a team championship at the Louisville Classic and runner-up honors at the Jaguar Invitational.

The GC Women put three on the All-Peach Belt Conference Team in 2019, a school record, placing fourth as a squad at the race in Augusta. The seventh-place finish at the NCAA Regional last year was their best finish since 2009.

Back are two of those three All-PBC runners in Tessa Allen (Atlanta) and Sydney Brown (Canton). Both runners have made their marks on the GC recordbooks, and will look to continue to do so this season.

The Bobcats have a quartet of seniors that have seen plenty of race experience. Madison Bowers (Cumming), Kaitlyn Griffith (Cumming), Maddy Howe (Dacula) and Grace Lynch (Snellville) have been four-year runners for the 'cats and will provide that crucial leadership this season.  

The Bobcats get the season started Friday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. at the VSU Border Clash, hosted by Valdosta State University. The GC Women were positioned fifth in the PBC Preseason Coaches Poll.

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