NEW ORLEANS, La. – The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released its week one Division II Region Polls, with the Georgia College Women's squad taking the seventh slot in the Southeast Region.
After a great start to the 2017 campaign, the Bobcat women have climbed two spots in the regional ranking after taking second at the Border Clash XC meet hosted by Valdosta State University. Senior Katherine Yost (Norcross, Georgia) helped the cause by winning the race outright while breaking the school record in which she previously held by 48 seconds.
The Bobcats are showing early signs of having a very successful 2017 season. Georgia College is now in fourth among five Peach Belt Conference schools placed in the top-10 in the Southeast Region. The University of North Georgia leads the PBC at No. 4, with Augusta University, Georgia College, Flagler College and UNC Pembroke right behind them in slots six through nine, respectively.
The Bobcats look to keep climbing the regional rankings when they head to Rock Hill, South Carolina for the Winthrop Invitational Saturday, Sept. 16.
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