Men’s Cross Country Continues to Improve, finishes Fifth

MACON, Ga. - The Georgia College men's cross country team may have a lot of new faces for the 2012 season, but they're quickly showing they have plenty of talent.

Junior Philip Laskey (Marietta, Ga.) put up the top scoring finish for the second week in a row finishing 16th overall with a time of 27:50 in the 8K race.

Freshman Paul McNeil (Dunwoody, Ga.) finished 25th overall out of 142 runners with a time of 28:28. Fellow freshman James Ryden (Atlanta) finished 28th, only12 seconds behind McNeil, with a time of 28:40. Completing the middle pack, Tucker Forbes (Lilburn, Ga.) finished just two spots and four seconds behind Ryden, taking 30th place with a time of 28:44.

Michael Valerio (Evans, Ga.) finished almost 30 places better than the Fordham Fiasco, coming with a time of 29:53 and 55th overall.

The Bobcats will be back in action Saturday, Sept. 29 when they travel to Minneapolis, Minn. for the Roy Griak Invitational.

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