Ryden the Back-to-Back Bobcat Athlete of the Week

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Sophomore James Ryden (Atlanta) of the Georgia College cross country team, was once again named Bobcat Athlete of the Week, this time for the week ending Sept. 22. This marks back-to-back honors for Ryden and GC men's cross country this season.

Ryden won the 42nd Annual Pop Crowell Invitational Saturday, besting a field of 155 runners in Wenham, Mass. The sophomore finished the 8K course in 28:08, beating Nacho Hernando of NHTI by nine seconds. The Atlanta native helped the Bobcats to a team win as well in the field of 14 runners. Ryden has now finished tops for Georgia College in the last two races, as the Bobcats have picked up team wins in the last two weeks as well.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Oct. 4 at the USC Aiken Invitational in Aiken, S.C.

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