Bobcat Cross Country Releases 2012 Schedule

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College cross country program and head coach Joe Samprone announced the 2012 schedule Monday, featuring five regular-season meets prior to the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championships.

The season starts as it has for the last few years, with the Bobcats’ annual home meet, the Bobcat Invitational. The West Campus Cross Country Course will once again provide an excellent backdrop and one of the toughest courses in the southeast Friday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m.

From there, the Bobcats travel to the Bronx, N.Y. for week two action, running in the Division I Fordham Fiasco at Fordham University Sept. 8.

The following week features the shortest road trip of the 2012 campaign, the quick jaunt to Macon, Ga. for the annual RunFit Inviational, hosted by Mercer University Sept. 15.

The Bobcats then head to the frozen north in Minneapolis, Minn. for the Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota Sept. 22. The month of October brings the final regular-season race for GC, the Jaguar Invitational at Augusta State University Oct. 5.

This year, the PBC Championship will be in Alabama at the University of Montevallo Oct. 20, while the NCAA Southeast Region Championship is at UNC Charlotte Nov. 3.

Georgia College cross country looks to build upon an exciting 2011 season, featuring the first two All-Southeast Region runners in school history. The Bobcat women return a majority of their starting lineup, while the GC men will be looking to replace two All-PBC runners with this year’s young talented cast.

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