AMERICUS, Ga. – Sophomore Rachel Pasko (Jefferson, Ga.) snapped a two-year old school record, leading the Georgia College women's cross country team to an eighth-place finish at the 2013 Peach Belt Conference Championships Saturday at Georgia Southwestern State University.
All five Bobcat scorers for the race posted top-10 times in the school recordbooks.
Pasko crossed the line on the 6K race at 23:02, just six seconds shy of the school record set by Allison Lones (Kathleen, Ga.) at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship in 2011. Pasko finished 26th overall.
Second on the squad and 31st overall was sophomore Taylor Roeck (Cumming, Ga.) in 23:17, the third-fastest time in Bobcat history.
Coming in 36th in the race was Bekah Houston (Dalton, Ga.), finishing in 23:25, the fourth-best time in school history. Sophomore Lena White (Smyrna, Ga.) posted a 23:33 time in 39th place, good for fifth in the program recordbooks.
Rounding out the scoring finishes for the Bobcats was Meghan Wetterhall (Atlanta) in 53rd at 24:12. Her time was also a top-10 finish in school history at ninth.
Georgia College had 185 points in eighth, just 16 behind the University of North Georgia. Flagler College won the PBC Championship with 54 total points, followed by Columbus State University in second. The overall winner of the race was Flagler's Sara Mund, breaking the tape in 21:35.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Nov. 9 at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship in Charlotte, N.C.
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