Yost Smashes 5K Record in Win, Bobcat Women’s Cross Country Second at Border Clash

2017 Border Class Runners-Up
2017 Border Class Runners-Up

VALDOSTA, Ga. – The recordbooks don't stand a chance as long as Katherine Yost (Norcross) is on the roster. The dynamic senior bested her own school record in the 5K by 48 seconds Friday night at the Border Clash at Valdosta State University, winning the race and leading the Georgia College Women's Cross Country team to a runner-up finish.  

Yost finished in 18:09, topping the field by 40 seconds and beating her previous 5K record, set at the 2016 Trevecca D2 Showcase.

Second on the team and 19th overall was fellow senior Rebecca Winslow (Lawrenceville), crossing the line in 20:21. Sophomore Maddy Howe (Dacula) was a slot behind in a personal best 20:24, and newcomer Tessa Allen (Atlanta) finished a Bobcat trio in 21st with a 20:27 time. The final point scorer of the bunch was freshman Jaylin Lucier (Woodstock), finishing 23rd in 20:31.

Georgia College posted 72 points, 33 behind race-winner University of Tampa. The Bobcats topped the three Peach Belt Conference (PBC) opponents in the field in Flagler College, Clayton State University and Georgia Southwestern State University.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Sept. 9 as the team will split squads to the Joe I. Vigil open at Adams State University and the Jaguar Invitational at Augusta University.

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