October 8, 2011

GC Women’s Cross Country Sprints to Third Place Finish

By Brian DeCandia, Sports Information Graduate Assistant

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Georgia College women's cross country program placed third in the Augusta State University Jaguar Invitational Saturday morning. Sophomore Allison Lones (Kathleen, Ga.) paced the Bobcats yet again and finished ninth overall with a time of 24:44.

This is the fifth straight race that Lones has led the Bobcats and 24:44 is her second best time this season running the 6K distance. Freshman Rebecca Shane (Lilburn, Ga.) finished 17th overall with a time of 26:00. Sophomore Ashton Passino (Alpharetta, Ga.) finished the race at 26:11 in 21st place, just two seconds ahead of teammate Madeline McCane (McDonough, Ga.), who finished in 22nd place. This is McCane's first race during the 2011-12 season placing in the top-five for GC.

Victoria Dobson (New Hamburg, Ontario) finished in the fifth spot for GC and 24th overall, running the 6K race with a time of 26:29. The Bobcats finished in third place with 72 points. Georgia State University finished in the top spot with 15 points and Augusta State took second with 61 points.

The Bobcats' next race will be the all-important Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championships in Aiken, S.C. hosted by PBC foe USC Aiken Oct. 22.

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