LUMBERTON, N.C. - Powered by four runners in the top-30, the Georgia College & State University men's cross country team took fifth at the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championships hosted by UNC Pembroke. Junior Tim Cary (Monroe, Ga.) paced the ‘Cats for the third time this season.
Cary crossed the line in 28:44, good for 25th overall. Sophomore Rob Manning (Lawrenceville, Ga.) was one slot later in 28:53.
Classmate Travis Knight (Oxford, Ga.) was 27th with a 29:05, with senior Josh Hollar (Canton, Ga.) taking fourth on the squad and 29th overall (29:08). Rounding out the team's top five was sophomore Daniel Horseman (Cohotta, Ga.), posting a 29:20 in 32nd.
The Bobcats posted 139 points, just two behind fourth-place North Georgia. The ‘Cats bettered Flagler College by nine. Columbus State University won the team title with 24 points, topping Clayton State University by 25. The Cougars' Meshack Koyiaki won individual medalist honors in 24:38.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Nov. 7 at the NCAA Southeast Region Championships in Wingate, N.C.
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