Horseman and Mattix Lead Bobcats to Solid Finish in Codfish Bowl
BOSTON – The Georgia College men's cross country team traveled all the way to Boston to compete in the 44th Annual Codfish Bowl Cross Country Races, finishing 12th among the vast 26-team field.
Senior Daniel Horseman (Cohutta, Ga.) led the way for GC, racing around the 8K course in an impressive 27:28 which was good for 44th place.
Coming in right behind Horseman was fellow classmate Tyler Mattix (Snellville, Ga.), who took 47th place with a time of 27:38.
Also contributing to the 12th place finish were seniors Rob Manning (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Colin Conroy (Dacula, Ga.), who finished 86th and 89th, respectively. Manning completed the rigorous course in 29:25, while Conroy finished in 29:30.
Rounding-out the scoring for the Bobcats was junior Nick Widener (Newnan, Ga.), who finished 130th with a time of 31:58.
The course, which was run throughout historic Franklin Park in Boston, fielded a stiff competition including Division I programs such as Boston University.
The 286 competing runners will be the largest field Georgia College will face in the 2011 season.
Georgia College will enjoy a week off before competing in the Augusta State Invitational Saturday, Oct. 8 in Augusta, Ga.
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