October 20, 2012

GC Men Finish Sixth at Peach Belt Championship

by Trevor Kuss, sports information assistant

MONTEVALLO, Ala. - The Georgia College men's cross country team competed in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championship Saturday, Oct. 20 in Montevallo, Ala., the young harriers finishing sixth out of the 10 teams.

Junior Philip Laskey (Marrieta, Ga.) has led the team in every race this year and continued the trend at the PBC Championship as he finished 19th among 84 runners with a time of 26:59 in the 8k race. Freshman James Ryden (Atlanta) had his best finish of the year, coming in 23rd, with a time of 27:17.

Paul McNeil (Dunwoody, Ga.) came in 33rd with a time of 27:49, while Tucker Forbes (Lilburn, Ga.) finished right behind him at 39th and had a time of 28:14.

Freshman Michael Valerio (Evans, Ga.) rounded out the scoring for the Bobcats, finishing with a time of 29:06 and coming in 54th. Valerio was also named to the PBC All-Sportsmanship team.

The Bobcats will be back in action Nov. 3 as they travel to Charlotte, N.C. to compete in the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship.

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