AUGUSTA, Ga. – With senior Dan Horseman (Cohutta, Ga.) leading the way in fifth, the Georgia College men's cross country team took third at this Saturday's ASU Jaguar Invitational, hosted by Augusta State University.
Horseman was fifth among the 44 runners in the 8K race, crossing the line in 26:22, good for third in school history. Horseman now owns the top three slots in the school recordbooks for the 8K distance.
Classmate Tyler Mattix (Snellville, Ga.) came two slots later in seventh, taking the course in 26:30, just two seconds off his personal best. Mattix's number still ranks in the school top-10 at sixth.
Senior Colin Conroy (Dacula, Ga.) narrowly missed a top-10 finish in 11th, finishing in 27:23. Seniors Rob Manning (Lawrenceville, Ga.) and Travis Knight (Oxford, Ga.) were 17th and 18th, respectively with Manning finishing in 27:49 and Knight at 27:53, both season-bests.
The Bobcats finished with 58 points in the five-team race. Host ASU won the team race with 31 points, narrowly edging Division I Georgia State University by six. Georgia State's Valence Poncelet won the race with a 25:34, bettering the competition by 19 seconds.
The Bobcats have a week off to train, then back to action Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Peach Belt Conference Championship meet in Aiken, S.C.
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