MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Led by a personal record from standout junior Sydney Brown (Canton) the Georgia College Women's Cross Country team took fourth place in their home meet, the 2019 Bobcat Invitational Saturday.
Brown finished fourth in 22:47, the ninth-best 6K time in school history. Second on the squad and seventh overall in the 105-runner field was senior Tessa Allen (Atlanta). Allen buzzed through the course in a personal-best 23:02.
Next came freshman Bailey Brackin (Douglasville) at 29th in 24:53. Junior Sarah Mae McGowan (Johns Creek) took 33rd place in a personal record of 25:21, and senior Madison Bowers (Cumming) rounded out the scoring finishes in 38th at 25:51.
The Bobcats had 87 team points, just eight behind third place and Tusculum University. The University of North Georgia won the team title with 32 points, Columbus State University was second with 66. Individual medalist honors went to Nicole McMillen of Tusculum, snapping the course record by nearly a minute with her 20:54 time.
The Bobcats finished ahead of Peach Belt Conference (PBC) opponents in Clayton State University, Lander University and Young Harris College.
GC Women's Cross Country is back in action Saturday, Oct. 26 at the PBC Championship in Lumberton, North Carolina.
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