October 11, 2009

GCSU Men Take Runner-Up Spot at Southern Challenge

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MARIETTA, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University men's cross country team finished second at the Southern Challenge Saturday (Oct. 10), hosted by Chattahoochee Tech. Junior Tim Cary (Monroe, Ga.) led the Bobcat charge for the second-straight race.

Cary covered the 8K course in 30:46, taking 10th overall, and leading a pack-style group of Georgia College runners in the early teens.

Michael Heuett (Snellville, Ga.) was second on the team and 12th overall at 31:01. A pair of sophomores took 13th and 14th as Rob Manning (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Daniel Horseman (Cohotta, Ga.) crossed the line. Manning posted a 31:11, while Horseman came in 24 seconds later.

Classmate Colin Conroy (Dacula, Ga.) was 17th, rounding out the top-five for the ‘Cats with a 31:46 time. The course ran slow, as many of the Bobcat harriers were a full minute or more over their best times.

Georgia College finished runner-up with 60 points, 42 off the pace set by Peach Belt Conference (PBC) foe Clayton State University. It was also Clayton's Fidelis Mutiso who took the individual title at 28:01.

The Bobcats are back in action Friday, Oct. 16 at the SMC Invitational, hosted by St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vt.

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