October 1, 2010

Bobcat Men Finish Third at ASU Invite

TEMPE, Ariz. With four of the team's five runners in their first year at Georgia College, the Bobcat men's cross country team took a trip across the country to run Friday night, taking third at the ASU Invitational hosted by Arizona State University.  

Junior Tyler Mattix (Snellville, Ga.) paced the Bobcats for the second time this season, finishing 28th overall in 16:27. Freshman Zack Robinson (Snellville, Ga.) was one slot and three seconds behind Mattix.

Freshman Philip Laskey (Marietta, Ga.) crossed the line in 16:40, taking 33rd, while senior Tim Cary (Monroe, Ga.) was 42nd in 17:16. Another rookie Tucker Forbes (Lilburn, Ga.) was 50th of the 75 runners, finishing in 17:39.

The University of Arizona won the team title with 18 points, while Division II Western New Mexico University was second with 95, narrowly edging the Bobcats' 97. Among the four teams the Bobcats beat were Division II Grand Canyon University and the NAIA's Southwestern College. Arizona's Mo Ige won the individual title in 14:28.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Young Harris Invitational.

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