Yost Takes Second Bobcat Athlete of the Week this Season

Senior Katherine Yost

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Senior Katherine Yost (Norcross) of the Georgia College Women's Cross Country team was named Bobcat Athlete of the Week for her efforts during the week ending Sept. 17. This marks the second such honor for Yost this season.

Yost continues to dominate, winning her second race in as many tries this season by taking first in the non-Division I field or "Garnet" division at the Winthrop/Adidas Invitational Saturday. The victory for Yost brings her even with Cheryl Bambrick (1999) and Bethany Loushine (2003) for the most race wins in program history. Yost buzzed through the 5K in 18:53, topping the 84-runner field by nine seconds. The time is the second best in school history, behind her 18:09 win in the season-opening VSU Border Clash Sept. 1. The Bobcats finished second as a squad, just seven points behind race champion West Virginia Wesleyan University.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Bulldog Stampede, hosted by Wingate University.

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