by Brian DeCandia, sports information graduate assistant
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Georgia College men’s cross country enjoyed its first team championship of the fall season Saturday, taking first at the YHC Invitational hosted by Young Harris College.
Junior Daniel Horseman (Cumming, Ga.) set the pace for the Bobcats and the 8K race finishing first overall in a personal best 27:52. Junior Rob Manning (Lawrenceville, Ga.) took second place finishing almost a full minute behind Horseman (28:44).
Senior Tim Cary (Monroe, Ga.) crossed the finish line at 29:18, taking fifth, while junior Colin Conroy (Dacula, Ga.) finished seventh with a time of 29:35. Junior Michael Heuett (Snellville, Ga.) finished 12th with a time of 29:57.
Georgia College won the team title with 24 total points. Berry College finished in second with 32 points and Young Harris College finished third with 78 points. The race win is a first for Georgia College since taking the Oglethorpe Invitational championship in 2006.
The Bobcats are back in action Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. at the ASU Tri-Meet in Augusta, Ga.
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