by Trevor Kuss, sports information assistant
MINNEAPOLIS – Georgia College men's cross country made their second long-distance trek for a race Saturday, Sept 29, this time to the University of Minnesota hosted Roy Griak Invitational. The Division II men's race was on an 8K course and consisted of 430 runners from 36 different schools, the Bobcats taking 33rd place.
Junior Philip Laskey (Marietta, Ga.) led the way for the third time this year, finishing first on the team with a score of 28:11, and 190th overall. Paul McNeil (Dunwoody, Ga.) has been the second Bobcat to finish in every race this season and continued the trend on Saturday, finishing 250th with a time of 28:56.
James Ryden (Atlanta) would be third on the team and 313th overall, with a time of 29:58. Junior Tucker Forbes (Lilburn, Ga.) would finish right behind Ryden and 343rd overall, with a time of 30:43. Freshman Michael Valerio (Evans, Ga.) rounded out the scoring for the Bobcats, placing 367th overall with a time of 31:20
The Bobcats will be back in action Friday, Oct. 5 as they travel to Augusta, Ga. and compete in the Jaguar Invitational. The Augusta race will be their last before the Peach Belt Conference Championships Oct. 20.
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